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NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.

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  • This guide helps older adults and their family members cope with age-related eye diseases.  It includes information on healthy eating, being physically active, monitoring blood glucose, taking medications, coping, and other resources. En español

    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

  • 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. En español

    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 website has ideas, instructions, and videos of fun activities and games for students in grades 4-8.

    San Diego County Office of Education

  • These web pages provide information and tools to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.  Includes resources for health care professionals to assist in assessing and treating overweight and obese patients.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This online workshop video presents a broad overview of diabetes in sign language, including pathophysiology, risk factors, management techniques, and preventative measures.

    NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • This website gives kids ages 9 to 13 the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The site focuses on topics that are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.  The Teacher's Corner provides interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • 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 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)

  • Better Choices, Better Health - Diabetes is a six-week online workshop teaches individuals with diabetes self-management skills and techniques to more effectively manage their diabetes, overcome challenges, and improve their health. The workshop provides tips and tools to create and track weekly plans to improve health; monitor blood sugar, food, medication, and exercise; and an outlet to discuss problems and solutions with other participants.

    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.

    HelpGuide

  • These teaching resources, including educational classroom games and school activities for preventing obesity, will help educators develop a preschool curriculum that builds a bridge between the school, home, and community and protects young children from developing risky behaviors.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • 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)

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov 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)

  • This program brings face-to-face, small-group sessions to life through conversation maps.  With the help of a trained facilitator, participants focus on the health information most relevant to them and relate it to their own experiences.  At the end of each session, participants create a workable plan for using what they learn to drive meaningful behavior change in their lives.  Training for facilitators is available.

    Healthy Interactions

  • This tip sheet gives ten tips for reducing your child's sugar intake by eating healthy foods instead of sweets.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This bilingual Spanish and English guide provides healthy tips for reducing salt and sodium in your diet to lower your blood pressure. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This resource helps girls with diabetes learn about the changes in their bodies as they mature. Girls will learn how diabetes can affect their reproductive health and how hormones and puberty can impact blood glucose levels.

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • 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 online multimedia tutorial provides an overview of proper foot care for patients with diabetes.

    MedlinePlus

  • Diabetes Playbook provides tips for people with diabetes to keep track of their diabetes care. The book was created jointly by health care professionals who treat diabetes as well as people living with diabetes.

    Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute

  • 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

  • On this website you'll find everything there is to know about staying healthy and living well with diabetes. Learn how to manage your blood sugar, treat highs and lows, and avoid diabetic complications. Get inspired by people with diabetes achieving great things, and find practical help with the everyday issues you face in your home, workplace, and beyond.

    dLife

  • 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)

  • 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.

    EX

  • This guide shows you many types of exercise and physical activity.  It also has lots of tips to help you be active in ways that suit your lifestyle, interests, health, and budget, whether you’re just starting out, getting back to exercising after a break, or fit enough to run a 3-mile race. It’s for everyone—people who are healthy and those who live with an ongoing health problem or disability. En español

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

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

    Go Meals

  • Go4Life is a campaign from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

    Go4Life-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)

  • 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)

  • 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

    Merck

  • 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 bilingual Spanish and English guide provides information about the dangers of smoking and helpful tips on how to quit. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español

    Kidnetic

  • Kids 'N Fitness

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This in-person weight management program educates overweight children and their parents about nutrition and physical activity through interactive sessions.

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles

  • KidTribe

    Cost Associated

    This in-person program aims to fight the childhood obesity epidemic by fostering an environment where kids know it's hip to be healthy.  Nutrition and physical activity is at the root of each program, helping to build healthy bodies and healthy hearts.

    KidTribe

  • This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to eliminate childhood obesity and create a healthy start for children by empowering parents and caregivers, increasing physical activity, providing healthy food in schools, and improving access to healthy, affordable food in every part of the country.

    Let's Move

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

    Prescription Solutions

  • 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.

  • Marathon Kids

    Registration Required

    This school- and community-based fitness program teaches kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle by running or walking 26.2 miles over six months, eating healthy food daily, and even learning to grow fruits and veggies.  Available in select cities.

    Marathon Kids

  • 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 curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

  • This interactive online game for kids let's you exercise with Mixie's dance moves. Follow along with the animated movement lessons or create dance moves of your own.

    PBS

  • 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

  • These three worksheets for young women can help you figure out which types of exercise you'll enjoy most and how to get started, stay motivated, and free up time for fitness.

    Center for Young Women's Health at Children's Hospital Boston

  • 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.

    MyMeds

  • These resources help teachers get their students active, excited, and engaged in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. The resources include a teacher guide, lesson plan worksheets, game planner, classroom scoreboard, and certificate.

    American Heart Association (AHA)

  • This booklet provides concise information for African Americans on heart disease and its risk factors. It explains how to reduce risk factors for heart disease, prevent and control high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol, prevent and control diabetes, manage weight, and stop smoking.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This article emphasizes the importance of incorporating physical activity in your everyday life to reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • 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 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 bilingual Vietnamese and English booklet explains the heart health benefits of proper nutrition and how to lower your risk for heart disease. Tiếng việt

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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

  • SmokefreeTXT

    Registration Required

    SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service for people who are trying to quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • 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)

  • SparkPeople

    Registration Required

    This online program provides free nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources to help you reach your goals and live a healthier life.  Track your calories and exercise and connect with others like you.

    SparkPeople

  • Stanford Self-Management Programs

    Registration Required

    These programs are designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives.  Program meetings are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences, and support. En español

    Stanford School of Medicine

  • StickK

    Registration Required

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

    StickK

  • 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

  • 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

  • This activity guide for after-school program leaders provides quick, simple things to do with kids to help them develop skills for making healthful physical activity and eating choices.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)

  • 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 easy-to-read, bilingual Spanish and English tip sheet encourages teens to be more physically active to better manage their diabetes. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • Trim Kids

    Cost Associated

    This book gives parents and children a positive, safe initial approach to lifetime weight management.

    Trim Kids

  • 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)

  • Vtrim Online

    Cost Associated

    Registration Required

    This online weight management program combines proven scientific research with online technology.  It is ideal for motivated individuals, as well as motivated employers and their teams, who wish to reduce weight, improve health, and build a culture of personal well-being at home and at the workplace.

    Vtrim Online

  • 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

  • This bilingual Spanish and English booklet provides helpful steps for Hispanics/Latinos to reduce your risk of a heart attack by making healthy lifestyle changes and watching your weight. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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 booklet helps people with diabetes make wise food choices to prevent health problems and keep blood glucose levels on target. En español

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • This booklet helps people with diabetes choose and begin a physical activity program and safely lead an active, healthy lifestyle. En español

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • 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)