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  • This easy-to-use resource guide helps you make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories you consume.

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • 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)

  • ADA's Diabetes FORECAST magazine

    Registration Required

    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 video includes activities to help health care professionals recognize the importance of empathy in fostering physician-patient partnerships and improving patient adherence to therapies for type 2 diabetes. It also presents solutions for overcoming barriers to patient adherence to therapies for type 2 diabetes.


  • This web-based program is for health care professionals and any other professionals who work with older adults. It provides education on important aspects of medication adherence in older adults and encourages collaboration to identify, resolve, and prevent medication nonadherence in older adults. Multiple tools and resources are provided.

    American Society on Aging and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation

  • 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 obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting.  It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.

    American Medical Association (AMA)

  • 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 flipbook helps teach patients to identify ways to become more physically active. It provides color illustrations with two- to third- grade level text on the patient pages and simple teaching points on the corresponding instructor pages.

    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.


  • Change Talk: Childhood Obesity is designed to help health professionals utilize motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to navigate challenging family and patient conversations regarding childhood obesity.


  • 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

  • This tip sheet offers strategies to help you improve your eating and physical activity habits.  Whether you feel like change is a world away or just around the corner, the information here can help you get started.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This tip sheet helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • from the USDA illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet and provides tools for diet/calorie tracking and information on weight management, physical activity, and healthy eating. Some materials available in Spanish.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • 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

  • These PowerPoint training seminars were created to help community health workers better serve and improve the health of native Hawaiians and other Pacific people with diabetes.

    Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research

  • This guide for health care professionals provides comprehensive diabetes information on prevention and control and cardiovascular disease.

    California Medical Association Foundation

  • This handout provides information about diabetes and steroids and how people with diabetes can cope with high blood sugar caused by steroid use.

    Family Health Care Center

  • 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)

  • This resource provides tools for behavior change and information on how to create new healthy habits as well as a network to connect and share with other concerned families.

    Diabetes Families

  • 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 español

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español

    Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

  • This guide teaches about how diabetes affects you, and what you can do to take care of yourself. There is space in the back for you to keep track of your diabetes care, set goals for yourself, and work toward living well with diabetes.

    Wisconsin Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

  • A subsection of the Diabetes Self-Management website, this collection of articles provides tips on managing stress, dealing with depression, communicating with your loved ones, and finding support groups and other kinds of help.

    Diabetes Self-Management

  • This weekly television series is dedicated to empowering the millions of Americans living with diabetes, featuring real people, real stories, celebrities, advice, and diabetes-friendly cooking.

    dLife TV

  • Eat More, Weigh Less? provides information about cutting caloric intake to successfully lose weight. Details include a list of nutritious and filling foods, healthy ingredient substitutes for recipes, and ways to cut calories without eating less.

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • This booklet and website, designed for Latino families, provides strategies for quitting smoking and factors to consider when making a plan to quit smoking.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • EX

    Registration Required

    This quit smoking program helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes.  The EX Plan helps you see quitting not as one big war, but as a number of little battles you can actually win.  Includes tools to chart your progress and set your quit smoking date.


  • This guide provides evidence-based communication strategies for health care professionals to use in situations where patients need information to make sound choices.

    Food and Drug Administration

  • This booklet provides tips and ideas to improve your eating plan and become more physically active before, during, and after your pregnancy.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • These interactive online lessons are designed to educate you on topics such as diabetes management, healthy eating, physical activity, medication, glucose levels, monitoring, and more.

    University of Georgia

  • Freedom from Smoking

    Registration Required

    This online program helps you begin the journey to quit smoking by taking you through a series of modules with activities designed to help you prepare to quit and stay committed.

    American Lung Association (ALA)

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

    Minneapolis American Indian Center

  • This application for the iPhone and iPad provides users with instant access to diabetes nutrition facts for making healthy eating choices.

    Go Meals

  • This DVD, designed for older adults, features strength, balance, and flexibility exercises that can be done at home, at work, or at the gym.

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Goal Tracker Mobile App

    Registration Required

    Learning how to manage your diabetes can feel overwhelming, but you’re not in it alone. With the help of your diabetes educator and the Diabetes Goal Tracker app, you’re taking steps to move your health in the right direction. Diabetes Goal Tracker is a tool to help you set your goals based on the seven proven diabetes management approaches.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • Group Lifestyle Balance

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    The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.

    University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center

  • This guide contains easy-to-understand charts and worksheets to help you track your diabetes health and work with your doctor to develop a plan to maintain a healthy heart. It is available in English and Spanish. En español

    American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • This guide from the American Cancer Society® offers information on how to quit smoking.

    American Cancer Society (ACS)

  • 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 is filled with information about living with diabetes and developing habits for healthy eating and physical activity through small, sensible steps. En español


  • This guide shows you how to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily life, with encouraging tips and suggested goals for getting started.

    Diabetes Australia

  • This flyer provides easy steps to take charge of stress to manage your health and live healthier.

    Prescription Solutions

  • 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)

  • Lose It!

    Registration Required

    Lose It! is a smart phone app that helps you set goals and achieve them through tracking your daily calories, habits, and exercise.

    FitNow, Inc.

  • Lose Weight Guide - Make it Happen

    Registration Required

    Developed by a team of experts, Make it Happen provides valuable to help with the struggle of losing weight and has helpful tips for making healthier choices. You will learn how to eat better, move more, sleep well and stress less.

    American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • This meal planning curriculum is for people living with diabetes and their support persons.  The curriculum incorporates participatory nutrition education, food preparation activities, and tasting of foods. En español

    Oregon Diabetes Program

  • This website provides mental health information related to conditions, treatment, therapies, and coping strategies.

    U.S. National Library of Medicine

  • This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.  The materials available on this website can also be used to help non-VA patients manage their weight. En español

    U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)

  • This worksheet helps people with diabetes better understand and manage their physical and emotional health through problem solving.

    Prescription Solutions

  • This handout serves as a guide for identifying motivations to lose weight and setting weight loss goals. It also prompts consideration of the steps to reach goals, approaches for tracking progress, and support systems.

    Indian Health Service

  • MyFitnessPal

    Registration Required

    MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community that provides tools and support for tracking your food and exercise and helping you achieve your weight loss goals.


  • MyFoodAdvisor

    Registration Required

    This online tracking tool lets you track what you eat to manage your diabetes and prevent the onset of complications.  Explore nearly 5,000 foods and find recipes and healthy alternatives to improve your meals. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • MyMeds

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    MyMeds is a medication manager and pill reminder that helps to improve your medication adherence (how well you take your medications) by creating memory associations about your medications so you don’t forget to take them.


  • This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues.  CME credits available.

    American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

  • This resource provides health care professionals with a set of tested resources and tools to share with patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic conditions.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care

  • These prerecorded lectures from experts in the field of diabetes cover topics ranging from prediabetes to foot care to diabetic emergencies.

    PRESENT Diabetes

  • Prevent

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    The Prevent program is designed to help individuals, including those with prediabetes, lose weight and make healthier choices. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that weight loss and exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prevent brings together the individualized attention of a dedicated, professional health coach with a curriculum based on an NIH-sponsored clinical trial that guides participants toward manageable but powerful goals. Combined with an understanding and supportive small group, a flexible online format, and a growing pool of healthy resources, Prevent is a profound, lifestyle-changing experience.

    Omada Health

  • This tip sheet helps Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce their risk. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This booklet and website, designed for Latino families, provides information on how to stay healthy and prevent diabetes problems, especially heart disease.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This comprehensive kit includes reproducible patient education handouts on 29 topics related to cardiometabolic risk reduction, prediabetes, diabetes, and CVD. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • On this website you'll find suggestions for reducing the number of calories in what you drink and help deciphering nutrition facts labels. En español

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This resource provides clinicians with detailed information about self-management support and how it can improve primary care services by teaching patients with chronic conditions to take informed responsibility for their own health. It describes how to implement self-management support and provides resources to support health care professionals as they adopt this approach.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • This list of self-management support training materials provides health care professionals with strategies and patient tools to help patients adopt healthy behaviors.

    California HealthCare Foundation

  • This televised chair exercise program was developed by a team of medical and fitness professionals to improve the health and wellness of older adults, physically limited individuals, and those managing chronic conditions and chronic pain.

    Sit and Be Fit

  • From the American Diabetes Association, this website provides tips for people to prevent type 2 diabetes one small step at a time.

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This three-booklet package helps you assess your risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.  Use the activity tracker and fat and calorie counter to help track your progress. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • For Smokers: Stop Smoking Today provides smokers with resources to quit smoking, including information about cessation medications, social support, online tools, phone numbers, and facts about successful quitting.

    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

  • StickK

    Registration Required

    This website helps you set, track, and achieve goals to live a healthier lifestyle.


  • SuperTracker

    Registration Required

    This online resource provides individuals with personalized nutrition and physical activity plans, a method for tracking foods and physical activities, and support to make healthier choices and stay on track.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • This comprehensive guide will help you control your diabetes by keeping a balance between what you eat, your physical activity, and your medication.  It will also help you take important steps to prevent diabetes-related health problems. En español

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This tip sheet and web site talks about the emotional consequences of diabetes and how to cope. It includes information about how psychologists can help with diabetes management.

    American Psychological Association (APA)

  • 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

  • The National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle training curriculum is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The lifestyle program is divided into two components: Core Curriculum & Post-Core Curriculum.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This video and facilitator's guide demonstrates patient-centered self-management education and encourages health care professionals to follow up with their patients, showing that it does not take much time to get patients to self-manage effectively.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care

  • The President's Challenge

    Registration Required

    The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

    President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • This toolkit provides materials to begin a community outreach program with African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.  CME credit available. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This video presents a case study demonstrating that quick fixes can't compete with long-term planning and a support system. It shows five steps proven to help people lose weight.


  • This video uses a case study to show healthy activities and habits that can be useful in the workplace. It addresses common pitfalls at work, like unhealthy snacking or eating fast food, and how combat them.


  • Smoking Cessation Leadership Center's Tools and Resources page is a compilation of smoking cessation tools for health care professionals to help their patients quit smoking. Resources include videos, wallet cards, toolkits, behavioral health resources, and more.

    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

  • This website provides information on seven self-care management areas for people with diabetes: healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medicine, problem solving, reducing risk, and healthy coping.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • This guide helps Americans live healthier lives by helping them set and achieve personal walking goals.  Treat yourself and your family to a daily routine of brisk walking. It’s a healthy and simple way to feel better now and reduce the risk of developing serious health problems down the road.

    BlueCross BlueShield Association

  • Weight Watchers

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This program can help you lose weight by forming helpful habits, eating smarter, getting more exercise, and providing support through in-person meetings and online resources. En español

    Weight Watchers

  • This bilingual Spanish and English presentation flipchart makes it easy to educate Hispanic and Latino Americans about the link between diabetes and heart disease.  It includes easy-to-understand illustrations, a scripted presentation, and two copier-ready handouts. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help you make the lifestyle changes that will lower your blood cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)