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)
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)
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
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