Live well. Eat healthy. Be active. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
Partnering with Your Diabetes Care Team
Your health care team is a resource to help you manage your diabetes. Find ways to work with your team so you can successfully manage your disease.
Getting Ready for Your Diabetes Care Visit
You are the person in charge of your diabetes. Being prepared for your health care visit can help you get the information you need to manage your disease.
Healthy Eating at Family Gatherings and Special Events
Family gatherings and special events can be hard for people working to manage or prevent diabetes. Learn about ways to stay on track when it comes to healthy eating at special events.
Staying Healthy On-the-Go with Diabetes
When you’re on the road, it can be hard to stick to your routine when it comes to healthy eating and physical activity. David shares his tips for staying healthy with diabetes when he is on-the-go.
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Sorcy's Story
Sorcy has changed her family's eating and activity habits to help manage her diabetes—and to prevent the disease in her daughters.
Need help getting started, or feeling overwhelmed? Take a look at some of the resources below to help you get on the right track.
Cope with Stress and Emotions
- AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors Handouts - Healthy Coping
These handouts provide facts, tips, advice, and activities for seven different areas of self-care to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes.
- Active at Any Size
This booklet addresses the special challenges for very large people who are physically active and provides tips and ideas to become more active and healthier—no matter what your size.
- Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging
This guide has many types of exercise and physical activity for at all activity levels, and has tips to help you be active in ways that suit your lifestyle, interests, health, and budget.
- A Healthier You
This easy-to-use resource guide helps you make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories you consume.
- Journey for Control
This website is filled with information about living with diabetes and developing habits for healthy eating and physical activity through small, sensible steps.
Manage Your Weight
- Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients
These three booklets help with diabetes risk assesment, and include an activity tracker and fat and calorie counter to help you implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. The materials can also be used by non-VA patients.
Use NDEP’s promotional kit, including a presentation, newsletter article, and flyer to promote Diabetes HealthSense in your community.
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