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 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
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.
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.
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
This flyer provides easy steps to take charge of stress to manage your health and live healthier.
This website provides mental health information related to conditions, treatment, therapies, and coping strategies.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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)