These handouts provide basic information about the seven different areas to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes. Each one includes facts, tips, advice, and activities that will get you started on your self-care and reinforce the lessons you learn in diabetes education sessions. This page contains links to handouts that are available in both English and Spanish.
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
This guide uses visual representations to show the benefits of regular exercise to those with diabetes. It gives suggestions to get more active and includes places for you to write your ideas and create your own physical activity plan.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
This guide will help you fit physical activity into your life—your way. Decide the number of days you’ll exercise, the types of activities you’ll do, and the times that fit your schedule.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This booklet and website, designed for Latino families, provides strategies for quitting smoking and factors to consider when making a plan to quit smoking.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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 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 website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español
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 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)
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