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NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.

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  • This guide helps older adults and their family members cope with age-related eye diseases.  It includes information on healthy eating, being physically active, monitoring blood glucose, taking medications, coping, and other resources. En español

    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

  • This web-based program is for health care professionals and any other professionals who work with older adults. It provides education on important aspects of medication adherence in older adults and encourages collaboration to identify, resolve, and prevent medication nonadherence in older adults. Multiple tools and resources are provided.

    American Society on Aging and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation

  • This obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting.  It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.

    American Medical Association (AMA)

  • This flipbook helps teach patients to identify ways to become more physically active. It provides color illustrations with two- to third- grade level text on the patient pages and simple teaching points on the corresponding instructor pages.

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • The Behavioral Diabetes Institute is an organization dedicated to helping people with diabetes live long, healthy, and happy lives.  This website provides an array of evidence-based clinical programs, all designed to help people overcome the emotional and behavioral obstacles to living well with diabetes.

    Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI)

  • This free workshop helps older adults get the support they need and find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and stress. Older adults can also discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment options, and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health.

    National Council on Aging (NCOA)

  • These validated patient survey tools work to assess patient and health care professional attitudes, wishes, and needs in diabetes management, a vital and valuable part of patient-centred quality of care improvement.

    DAWN (Diabetes Attitutes, Wishes, and Needs) Study

  • These PowerPoint training seminars were created to help community health workers better serve and improve the health of native Hawaiians and other Pacific people with diabetes.

    Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research

  • This website provides access to program models, tools, and resources to enable health care professionals to provide self-management support for adults with diabetes in real world clinical and community settings. En español

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español

    Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

  • This weekly television series is dedicated to empowering the millions of Americans living with diabetes, featuring real people, real stories, celebrities, advice, and diabetes-friendly cooking.

    dLife TV

  • EX

    Registration Required

    This quit smoking program helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes.  The EX Plan helps you see quitting not as one big war, but as a number of little battles you can actually win.  Includes tools to chart your progress and set your quit smoking date.


  • This guide shows you many types of exercise and physical activity.  It also has lots of tips to help you be active in ways that suit your lifestyle, interests, health, and budget, whether you’re just starting out, getting back to exercising after a break, or fit enough to run a 3-mile race. It’s for everyone—people who are healthy and those who live with an ongoing health problem or disability. En español

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • This tip sheet describes ways to get more active to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Freedom from Smoking

    Registration Required

    This online program helps you begin the journey to quit smoking by taking you through a series of modules with activities designed to help you prepare to quit and stay committed.

    American Lung Association (ALA)

  • This program will help you develop holistic program interventions to build support for diabetes care in the community.

    Minneapolis American Indian Center

  • This application for the iPhone and iPad provides users with instant access to diabetes nutrition facts for making healthy eating choices.

    Go Meals

  • Go4Life is a campaign from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

    Go4Life-National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • This DVD, designed for older adults, features strength, balance, and flexibility exercises that can be done at home, at work, or at the gym.

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Group Lifestyle Balance

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.

    University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center

  • This website is filled with information about living with diabetes and developing habits for healthy eating and physical activity through small, sensible steps. En español


  • This guide shows you how to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily life, with encouraging tips and suggested goals for getting started.

    Diabetes Australia

  • This flyer provides easy steps to take charge of stress to manage your health and live healthier.

    Prescription Solutions

  • This meal planning curriculum is for people living with diabetes and their support persons.  The curriculum incorporates participatory nutrition education, food preparation activities, and tasting of foods. En español

    Oregon Diabetes Program

  • This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.  The materials available on this website can also be used to help non-VA patients manage their weight. En español

    U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)

  • This worksheet helps people with diabetes better understand and manage their physical and emotional health through problem solving.

    Prescription Solutions

  • This handout serves as a guide for identifying motivations to lose weight and setting weight loss goals. It also prompts consideration of the steps to reach goals, approaches for tracking progress, and support systems.

    Indian Health Service

  • MyFoodAdvisor

    Registration Required

    This online tracking tool lets you track what you eat to manage your diabetes and prevent the onset of complications.  Explore nearly 5,000 foods and find recipes and healthy alternatives to improve your meals. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues.  CME credits available.

    American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

  • These prerecorded lectures from experts in the field of diabetes cover topics ranging from prediabetes to foot care to diabetic emergencies.

    PRESENT Diabetes

  • The Readiness-to-Change ruler can be used as a quick assessment of a person's motivational state related to changing a specific behavior. Its use can lead to identification and discussion of perceived barriers to change.

    American Society on Aging and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation

  • This comprehensive kit includes reproducible patient education handouts on 29 topics related to cardiometabolic risk reduction, prediabetes, diabetes, and CVD. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This list of self-management support training materials provides health care professionals with strategies and patient tools to help patients adopt healthy behaviors.

    California HealthCare Foundation

  • This televised chair exercise program was developed by a team of medical and fitness professionals to improve the health and wellness of older adults, physically limited individuals, and those managing chronic conditions and chronic pain.

    Sit and Be Fit

  • This three-booklet package helps you assess your risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.  Use the activity tracker and fat and calorie counter to help track your progress. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This comprehensive guide will help you control your diabetes by keeping a balance between what you eat, your physical activity, and your medication.  It will also help you take important steps to prevent diabetes-related health problems. En español

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This video and facilitator's guide demonstrates patient-centered self-management education and encourages health care professionals to follow up with their patients, showing that it does not take much time to get patients to self-manage effectively.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care

  • This toolkit provides materials to begin a community outreach program with African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.  CME credit available. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This guide helps Americans live healthier lives by helping them set and achieve personal walking goals.  Treat yourself and your family to a daily routine of brisk walking. It’s a healthy and simple way to feel better now and reduce the risk of developing serious health problems down the road.

    BlueCross BlueShield Association

  • Weight Watchers

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This program can help you lose weight by forming helpful habits, eating smarter, getting more exercise, and providing support through in-person meetings and online resources. En español

    Weight Watchers

  • This bilingual Spanish and English presentation flipchart makes it easy to educate Hispanic and Latino Americans about the link between diabetes and heart disease.  It includes easy-to-understand illustrations, a scripted presentation, and two copier-ready handouts. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help you make the lifestyle changes that will lower your blood cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)