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
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 resource provides clinicians with detailed information about self-management support and how it can improve primary care services by teaching patients with chronic conditions to take informed responsibility for their own health. It describes how to implement self-management support and provides resources to support health care professionals as they adopt this approach.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
From the American Diabetes Association, this website provides tips for people to prevent type 2 diabetes one small step at a time.
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
For Smokers: Stop Smoking Today provides smokers with resources to quit smoking, including information about cessation medications, social support, online tools, phone numbers, and facts about successful quitting.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)
This tip sheet and web site talks about the emotional consequences of diabetes and how to cope. It includes information about how psychologists can help with diabetes management.
American Psychological Association (APA)
This inspirational booklet, written by Dr. Steven Covey, features seven habits that can help you with diabetes management. Learn to become more effective in managing your diabetes on your own, with your medical team, and with your family and friends.
Bayer Diabetes Care
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 video presents a case study demonstrating that quick fixes can't compete with long-term planning and a support system. It shows five steps proven to help people lose weight.
This website provides information on seven self-care management areas for people with diabetes: healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medicine, problem solving, reducing risk, and healthy coping.
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
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