Tools and Resources for People Living with Diabetes

We've created a variety of tip sheets and other resources to help make living with diabetes more manageable

About Diabetes Education

About Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a complex disease that requires daily self-management - making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed. It is also important to talk regularly with your diabetes care team to problem solve, reduce risks for complications and cope with lifestyle changes. 

Successful self-management will help you feel better and can reduce your chance of developing complications including heart disease, dental disease, eye disorders, kidney disease, nerve damage and lower leg amputation.

Diabetes is also a very personal disease. Upon being diagnosed, it's not uncommon to feel a certain amount of fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear about how your lifestyle may change. Fear that you will experience life-threatening complications. 

A key member of the diabetes management team, a diabetes educator will help you learn how to take care of yourself -- guide you through your treatment and help you with any fears, issues and problems you encounter along the way. 

Been referred. What's next? 

If your primary care provider gave you the name of a diabetes educator, make the call! You’ll be one step closer to successfully managing your diabetes. Learn what you can expect when being referred. 

Tip Sheets and Handouts

We've created handy tip sheets on a variety of diabetes management topics. From healthy eating during holiday events to tips for maintaining sexual health and learning how to effectively inject insulin. Check them out. 

AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors

AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors

Diabetes is a complex disease and managing it can be challenging. To help you, diabetes educators have developed the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping. 

Find a Diabetes Educator

Find a Diabetes Educator

Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals who focus on all aspects of diabetes care. They explain how foods affect blood sugar, give specific directions for taking medication correctly and offer guidance on how to lower the risk of developing complications.

Diabetes Goal Tracker App

Diabetes Goal Tracker App

Learning how to manage your diabetes can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone. With the help of your diabetes educator and our app, you’re taking steps to move your health in the right direction.

What is a Diabetes Educator Video

Diabetes Educator Video

Watch our short video to find out more about the role of diabetes educators:
Sexuality and Diabetes Tip Sheet

Patient Tip Sheets

Diabetes is a complex disease, so we've created patient tip sheets to help you navigate the surrounding issues.
AADE Webinars

Live & Recorded Webinars

Choose from live or recorded webinars to keep you up-to-date on emerging trends and topics.