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Resources for Helping a Loved One

Older adults with diabetes need to make many decisions about managing their diabetes to stay healthy. Diabetes management tasks may be easy for some older adults to do on their own while others may need help from a family member or friend. People at risk for type 2 diabetes may also need encouragement and support in taking steps to prevent or delay the disease. This page has resources that a caregiver can use to help a loved one stay on track with diabetes self-management or diabetes prevention.

Diabetes Management

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Diabetes Prevention

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  • The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program seeks to help people at risk for type 2 diabetes learn about and adopt healthy eating and physical activity habits shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • This booklet gives an overview of Medicare's covered preventive services. It has coverage information for a variety of diabetes-related services, including diabetes screening, diabetes self-management training, medical nutrition therapy if you have diabetes or kidney disease, foot exams, and smoking cessation.
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Visit our Diabetes HealthSense online library for additional behavior change resources for older adults.