Taking good care of yourself can seem daunting when you have diabetes - whether you've just learned you have the disease or you've had it for a long time.
There's a lot to consider, from eating healthy meals to exercising, monitoring your blood glucose and taking your medications. But the right tools and support can make diabetes self-care very manageable in your everyday life. The following patient materials are designed to give you tools and encouragement.
Healthy Eating Handouts
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When you discuss holiday meal planning with your patients this month, give them this guide as a take home material.
It includes an easy-to-grasp visual for loading your plate using traditional Thanksgiving foods, a list of tips and strategies for a healthy holiday, some diabetes-friendly recipes, and a healthy eating contract for the patient.
Brochures and Handouts
These handouts provide some basic information about the seven different areas to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes. Each one includes some facts, tips, advice and activities that will get you started on your self-care and reinforce some of the lessons you learn in your diabetes education sessions.
This brochure will give you information on the link between diabetes and hypertension and provides advice on how to lower your blood pressure.
The creation of this website was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.
Additional Healthcare Resources:
Using the AADE7™ Self-Care Behaviors as a framework, the National Diabetes Education Program has developed a set of patient education materials to help Hispanic/Latino patients make progress with achieving their behavior change goals.
Living with diabetes can make you good at managing the ups and downs of the disease. You can handle sick days, a trip to the store or a trip across the country. Going to the hospital, however, presents new challenges. Do not let your diabetes care take a back seat while you are in the hospital. You should always be an active participant in your care. Brochure developed with partnership with The Joint Commission, American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
AADE and the National Diabetes Education Program, a division of the National Institutes of Health, have teamed up to make a variety of patient education materials available for diabetes educators and people with diabetes to download.
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