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  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 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 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)

  • 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 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 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)

  • 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)