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  • 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.

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • 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. En español

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • AADE7 System

    Cost Associated

    This online software package for diabetes educators allows you to collect and track your patients' behavior change goals, clinical indicators, and medications; administer online patient self-assessments and follow-ups; track information about the educational services you provide; generate reports on individual patient progress and your facility's progress; and more.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • ACP Diabetes Care Guide

    Registration Required

    This guide helps health care professionals improve care delivered to patients with diabetes across the entire spectrum—from prevention, screening and initial diagnosis to care of the hospitalized patient.  Includes tools and information to help patients manage their diabetes and make positive lifestyle changes.

    American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • 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.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • ADA's Diabetes FORECAST magazine

    Registration Required

    Diabetes Forecast is a lifestyle magazine for people with diabetes. It provides people with diabetes and their families with comprehensive, accurate, and timely information and support on all aspects of diabetes, including diet, fitness, self-care, and research.

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation

    Registration Required

    These programs aim to assist parents in helping children manage their weight and live healthy lifestyles with specific activities and milestones.

    Healthier Generation

  • America on the Move

    Registration Required

    American on the Move is an evidence-based nonprofit dedicated to helping you take small steps and make small lifestyle changes for a healthier way of life.  This website will help you improve your health and quality of life through healthful eating and active living.  Includes an online community, articles on making healthy choices, and more. En español

    America on the Move (AOM)

  • This online workshop video presents a broad overview of diabetes in sign language, including pathophysiology, risk factors, management techniques, and preventative measures.

    NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • 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 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)

  • 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)

  • Better Choices, Better Health - Diabetes is a six-week online workshop teaches individuals with diabetes self-management skills and techniques to more effectively manage their diabetes, overcome challenges, and improve their health. The workshop provides tips and tools to create and track weekly plans to improve health; monitor blood sugar, food, medication, and exercise; and an outlet to discuss problems and solutions with other participants.

    National Council on Aging (NCOA)

  • This toolkit includes articles, videos, and other materials to help you attain greater emotional health and balance in your life.

    HelpGuide

  • This project works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases.  It develops research-based, user-friendly tools and resources to educate audiences on nutrition and physical activity issues and help groups take action to implement strategies that will improve nutrition and physical activity environments. En español

    California Project LEAN

  • This tip sheet offers strategies to help you improve your eating and physical activity habits.  Whether you feel like change is a world away or just around the corner, the information here can help you get started.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This tip sheet helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov from the USDA illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet and provides tools for diet/calorie tracking and information on weight management, physical activity, and healthy eating. Some materials available in Spanish.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This program brings face-to-face, small-group sessions to life through conversation maps.  With the help of a trained facilitator, participants focus on the health information most relevant to them and relate it to their own experiences.  At the end of each session, participants create a workable plan for using what they learn to drive meaningful behavior change in their lives.  Training for facilitators is available.

    Healthy Interactions

  • This tip sheet gives ten tips for reducing your child's sugar intake by eating healthy foods instead of sweets.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This bilingual Spanish and English guide provides healthy tips for reducing salt and sodium in your diet to lower your blood pressure. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Daily Burn

    Registration Required

    This resource helps you by providing nutritional tracking tools and fitness plans to help you reach your weight goals.

    Daily Burn

  • 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 guide for health care professionals provides comprehensive diabetes information on prevention and control and cardiovascular disease.

    California Medical Association Foundation

  • Diabetes Etiquette

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    This tip sheet provides information on how family members and friends can interact with those with diabetes in a polite and helpful manner.

    Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI)

  • This resource provides tools for behavior change and information on how to create new healthy habits as well as a network to connect and share with other concerned families.

    Diabetes Families

  • This online multimedia tutorial provides an overview of proper foot care for patients with diabetes.

    MedlinePlus

  • 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

  • Diabetes Playbook provides tips for people with diabetes to keep track of their diabetes care. The book was created jointly by health care professionals who treat diabetes as well as people living with diabetes.

    Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute

  • 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 website brings you the information you need to control your diabetes and improve your health.

    Diabetes Self-Management

  • On this website you'll find everything there is to know about staying healthy and living well with diabetes. Learn how to manage your blood sugar, treat highs and lows, and avoid diabetic complications. Get inspired by people with diabetes achieving great things, and find practical help with the everyday issues you face in your home, workplace, and beyond.

    dLife

  • 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

  • This campaign challenges diabetes educators to share the Take Charge Gold Card with their patients with diabetes who smoke or chew tobacco, a card that urges smokers to call a smoking cessation hotline, and use their "ask, advise, refer" intervention with every patient at every visit.

    California Diabetes Program

  • Eat More, Weigh Less? provides information about cutting caloric intake to successfully lose weight. Details include a list of nutritious and filling foods, healthy ingredient substitutes for recipes, and ways to cut calories without eating less.

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • This campaign provides practical resources to help motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be active.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)

  • This website provides checklists, daily tips to manage diabetes, videos, and stories from others dealing with diabetes.

    American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

  • 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.

    EX

  • This booklet provides tips and ideas to improve your eating plan and become more physically active before, during, and after your pregnancy.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • These guidelines will take you through five steps for getting started with a fitness program, including assessing your fitness level, desigining a program that's right for you, assembling your equipment, taking action, and monitoring your progress.

    Mayo Clinic

  • These interactive online lessons are designed to educate you on topics such as diabetes management, healthy eating, physical activity, medication, glucose levels, monitoring, and more.

    University of Georgia

  • 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 tip sheet provides helpful guidelines and tips to encourage people at risk for type 2 diabetes to move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

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

    Go Meals

  • 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

  • Group Visit Starter Kit

    Registration Required

    This kit contains resources for health care teams that want to begin offering group visits for their patients.  Group visits offer staff a new and more satisfying way to interact with patients that makes efficient use of resources, improves access, and uses group process to help motivate behavior change and improve outcomes.

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

  • This guide contains easy-to-understand charts and worksheets to help you track your diabetes health and work with your doctor to develop a plan to maintain a healthy heart. It is available in English and Spanish. En español

    American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • This guide from the American Cancer Society® offers information on how to quit smoking.

    American Cancer Society (ACS)

  • This brochure for health care professionals details the steps to using change interventions with diabetes patients to move them toward disease self-management. En español

    California Diabetes Program

  • This video for physicians helps raise awareness and start discussions about patients’ low health literacy skills.

    American Medical Association (AMA)

  • This publication will help you find out what your cholesterol numbers mean and what treatment your doctor may prescribe to help lower your cholesterol level.  It includes a tool to estimate the risk for having a heart attack and outlines ways to reduce your risk.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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

    Merck

  • 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 bilingual Spanish and English guide provides information about the dangers of smoking and helpful tips on how to quit. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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

    Prescription Solutions

  • Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples can help health care professionals address psychosocial issues with American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples. The toolkit contains a variety of culturally appropriate materials.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • Lose It!

    Registration Required

    Lose It! is a smart phone app that helps you set goals and achieve them through tracking your daily calories, habits, and exercise.

    FitNow, Inc.

  • This interactive learning program helps you plan a healthful diet using nutrition labels while managing calorie intake.

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • 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 tip sheet provides helpful ways to lower the risk of high blood pressure through physical activity.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insitute (NHLBI)

  • 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

  • MyFitnessPal

    Registration Required

    MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community that provides tools and support for tracking your food and exercise and helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

    MyFitnessPal

  • 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 booklet provides concise information for African Americans on heart disease and its risk factors. It explains how to reduce risk factors for heart disease, prevent and control high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol, prevent and control diabetes, manage weight, and stop smoking.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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)

  • This resource provides health care professionals with a set of tested resources and tools to share with patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic conditions.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care

  • This article emphasizes the importance of incorporating physical activity in your everyday life to reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • These quizzes will test your knowledge about how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago and the amount of physical activity required to burn off those extra calories.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This curriculum provides communities, diabetes educators, and other program leaders steps to help lead African Americans in making healthy lifestyle changes for themselves and for their families.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

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

    PRESENT Diabetes

  • This tip sheet helps Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce their risk. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • 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)

  • On this website you'll find suggestions for reducing the number of calories in what you drink and help deciphering nutrition facts labels. En español

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • 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)

  • 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 bilingual Vietnamese and English booklet explains the heart health benefits of proper nutrition and how to lower your risk for heart disease. Tiếng việt

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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)

  • SmokefreeTXT

    Registration Required

    SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service for people who are trying to quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • 30 Seconds to Save a Life provides health care professionals with resources to help patients quit smoking, including intervention techniques and referral resources for smoking cessation.

    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

  • 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 curriculum toolbox is designed for community health workers working with Hispanic/Latino patients to address the prevention and management of depression and diabetes and to prevent emotional burnout from helping clients cope with diabetes and other daily issues. En español

    California Diabetes Program

  • SparkPeople

    Registration Required

    This online program provides free nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources to help you reach your goals and live a healthier life.  Track your calories and exercise and connect with others like you.

    SparkPeople

  • This campaign for employers moves your employees through a 12-week program to incorporate regular walking into their daily lives.

    Wellness Council of America

  • StickK

    Registration Required

    This website helps you set, track, and achieve goals to live a healthier lifestyle.

    StickK

  • 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 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

  • The President's Challenge

    Registration Required

    The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

    President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • 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)

  • TheCarrot

    Registration Required

    This website provides easy-to-use tools for tracking your health, nutrition, fitness, and medicines in a calendar format. Gain a comprehensive view of your health to help you identify areas of improvement and goal-setting.

    TheCarrot

  • Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's Tools and Resources page is a compilation of smoking cessation tools for health care professionals to help their patients quit smoking. Resources include videos, wallet cards, toolkits, behavioral health resources, and more.

    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

  • 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)

  • Virtual Lifestyle Management

    Registration Required

    The Virtual Lifestyle Management program (VLM) is an online version of the Diabetes Prevention Program. It is designed to help you lose weight and become more active by incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine. It provides tools to set goals and track and manage progress. You will also receive guidance and coaching from an experienced health care professional.

    DPS Health

  • Vtrim Online

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This online weight management program combines proven scientific research with online technology.  It is ideal for motivated individuals, as well as motivated employers and their teams, who wish to reduce weight, improve health, and build a culture of personal well-being at home and at the workplace.

    Vtrim Online

  • 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

  • This bilingual Spanish and English booklet provides helpful steps for Hispanics/Latinos to reduce your risk of a heart attack by making healthy lifestyle changes and watching your weight. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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 booklet helps people with diabetes make wise food choices to prevent health problems and keep blood glucose levels on target. En español

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

  • This booklet helps people with diabetes choose and begin a physical activity program and safely lead an active, healthy lifestyle. En español

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

  • This online resource from the American Diabetes Association® provides helpful information and first steps for taking control of your type 2 diabetes. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • 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)