NCES Brings Together Diabetes Professionals with First Twitter Chat in New Series

Company Will Host First Company Sponsored Twitter Chat

OLATHE, KAN. (September 5, 2014) – In today’s “Social” workplace, NCES has seen an increase in social media and the role it plays in nutrition education, To meet this industry demand, NCES is launching a new series of Twitter Chat’s to facilitate conversation among nutrition professionals.

Topics will range across the various specialties within nutrition education; including diabetes, weight loss, portion control, child nutrition and much more.  The first Twitter Chat will focus on the area of diabetes in a conversation titled “Diabetes Products You Love and Hate”. The goal of these chats is to start a conversation that participants can continue both on and off-line.

NCES Health and Nutrition Education“We hope that these conversations will not only help to further educate nutrition professionals, but also to provide valuable information to consumers interested in bettering their own health and the health of their families”, says Carrie Mark, Chief Acquisitions Director of NCES, Inc.

NCES has shared this event through multiple social media channels and sent personal invitations to NCES customers. Because of this, the company is confident that the event will be well-attended by diabetes professionals.

“The more participants we can have involved in the conversation, the more useful the conversation will be”, says Chris Jackson, CEO of NCES, Inc.

About NCES

Founded in 1989, NCES is an Olathe, Kan. based company that provides nutrition education resources in the form of books, manuals, videos and teaching tools for educators, public health officials, health care professionals and consumers. NCES offers more than 300 titles, in English and Spanish, on their website of health and nutrition materials, including a number of products developed exclusively by NCES.

NCES can be found online at http://www.ncescatalog.com.


Understanding Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes

For those with diabetes, there is probably no confusion about the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, to an outsider (especially the general public) there is a lot of confusion about the differences. What causes diabetes? How does it affect a person’s everyday life? Is it fatal? These are some of the questions that many people don’t have the answers to. So, our goal today is to clear up the confusion on these questions and provide a resource for those who are looking to learn more about diabetes.

The first thing that is important to understand is that Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. Symptoms typically appear in childhood or young adulthood. Diagnosis comes because the bodies immune system destroys the cells that release insulin, meaning that the body cannot absorb sugar to produce energy. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, can typically can be prevented, or at least delayed with a healthy lifestyle including a proper diet and exercise. The signs of Type 2 Diabetes typically appear in adulthood. However, there have been more and more cases of childhood type 2 diabetes in recent years. Diagnosis for Type 2 Diabetes occurs because the body doesn’t use insulin properly, resulting in its inability to absorb sugar to produce energy.

Treatment for Type 1 vs Type 2 diabetes can also look very different. In Type 1 Diabetes, because the body doesn’t produce its own insulin, a patient must inject insulin to regulate their body’s sugar absorption. Many cases of Type 2 Diabetes can be treated with a lifestyle change. Getting appropriate physical activity and eating a well-balanced diet can reverse the affects of Type 2 Diabetes for many. However, many patients with Type 2 Diabetes may end up taking Insulin at some point in their life as well.

Because Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and can be prevented, there are many diabetes educators, nutritionists and dietitians working to educate our society on the dangers of diabetes and preventative measures they can take now to avoid living with diabetes.

To aid in this, NCES has selected and created a robust line of diabetes education tools, books and other resources designed specifically for the diabetes educator and patient. If you’re a person living with diabetes and looking for resources, please browse our diabetes selection to see what’s available to help you. If you’re a diabetes educator, there are a lot of resources that can help you spread your message. Plus, you can share this blog to help others around you understand Type 1 versus Type 2 Diabetes. Simply use the links in the blog or click Diabetes in the header to start browsing NCES diabetes products.

Here are just a few of the many great products you’ll find when you visit us!

Right-Sized Diabetes Plate

diabetes plate





Diabetes Food Models

NCES Diabetes Food Model Kit


Glucose Wands

Glucose Wands