U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Diabetes Education Program

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  • This video includes activities to help health care professionals recognize the importance of empathy in fostering physician-patient partnerships and improving patient adherence to therapies for type 2 diabetes. It also presents solutions for overcoming barriers to patient adherence to therapies for type 2 diabetes.


  • 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 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)

  • This guide provides a set of generic principles that can be used as the basis for planning, delivering, and evaluating public health activities aimed at changing health-related behaviors.

    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Facilitating Behavior Change

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This online course addresses the challenges today’s diabetes educators face and provides a solid foundation of core knowledge that diabetes educators need to update or refine their skills, as well as strategies to deliver appropriate self-management training to their patients with diabetes.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • This guide provides evidence-based communication strategies for health care professionals to use in situations where patients need information to make sound choices.

    Food and Drug Administration

  • 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