Live well. Eat healthy. Be active. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
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.
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Getting the whole family involved in becoming more active and making healthy food choices can make it easier to lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Eating with Diabetes
Making changes in the way you eat can be difficult. Learn about small steps for healthy eating to help you manage your weight..
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.
The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes
Sandra’s history of gestational diabetes increases her future risk for developing diabetes and her son’s risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. She and her family take steps to prevent diabetes together. If you have a history of gestational diabetes, find out what you can do to stay healthy and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
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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