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 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)
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)
This website provides information on how stress impacts health along with steps to take to stay emotionally balanced and lay the foundation for complete wellness.
American Psychological Association
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)
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)
This toolkit includes articles, videos, and other materials to help you attain greater emotional health and balance in your life.
This guide, designed for Alaskan Natives, shares success stories about how small changes, such as increased physical activity and healthier eating, are helping to prevent or manage diabetes.
Indian Health Service
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