U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Diabetes Education Program

Start Over

  • 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.


  • 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 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 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

  • Facilitating Behavior Change

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    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 toolkit assists parents in helping their children make healthy food choices and start healthy habits to prevent diabetes. The materials use Sesame Street characters to teach lessons on nutrition and healthy activities. En espaƱol


  • This DVD, designed for older adults, features strength, balance, and flexibility exercises that can be done at home, at work, or at the gym.

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • 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 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 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