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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)

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

    MedlinePlus

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

    Prescription Solutions

  • 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 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

  • 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)

  • 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 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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)