U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Diabetes Education Program

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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The guide is designed for managers of diabetes self-management programs, diabetes educators, and others implementing self-management programs who are interested in how they can better incorporate strategies to address negative emotions and enhance healthy coping.

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • 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 espa├▒ol

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

    HelpGuide

  • This program will help you develop holistic program interventions to build support for diabetes care in the community.

    Minneapolis American Indian Center

  • This colorful, easy-to-read tip sheet encourages teens with type 2 diabetes to feel OK about themselves and their diabetes. It provides tips to help them deal with the ups and downs of diabetes--to reach out and get support from others, to involve their family and the health care team, and to take action to manage the disease for a long and healthy life.

    NDEP

  • 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)