Educational Information

These handouts provide brief, easy-to-read and understand introductions to important diabetes-related issues, and can be co-branded.

All About Cholesterol — Managing your cholesterol and other blood lipids (also called blood fats) can help you prevent other problems such as heart attack, and stroke.

All About Physical Activity — Even if you’ve never exercised before, you can find ways to add physical activity to your day. You’ll get benefits, even if your activities aren’t strenuous.

All About Prediabetes — When you have prediabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but are not high enough to be called diabetes. You can take steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

All About Quitting Smoking — Once you’ve quit smoking you’ll feel healthier right away. And you’ll be healthier for the rest of your life. The benefits start within minutes after you’ve quit.

All About Stroke — If you have diabetes, your chances of having a stroke are 2 to 4 times higher than in people who don’t have diabetes. But you can lower your risk by taking care of your health.

Blood Glucose Log — If you have high blood glucose, make notes in your log and talk with your health care team about whether you need to change your meal plan, physical activity, or diabetes medicines.

Food and Activity Tracker — Keep track of your daily food and drink intake.

Getting Started with Physical Activity for People With Diabetes — Even if you’ve never exercised before, you can find ways to add physical activity to your day. You’ll get benefits, even if your activities aren’t hard to do.

Learning How to Change Habits — You will raise your chances of reaching your goals by making a plan that’s specific, realistic, and practical.

Protect Your Heart By Losing Weight — Losing weight lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke because it helps you control blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. You don’t have to lose a lot of weight to see the benefits.

Protect Your Heart: Making Smart Food Choices — Making smart food choices can also help you lose weight and keep your blood glucose (sugar) levels on target.

Protect Your Heart: Plan and Cook Heart Healthy Meals — You can protect your heart and blood vessels by making smart choices when you cook. Small changes can make a big difference in your health.

Recognizing and Handling Depression for People with Diabetes — Depression is a medical condition that’s more than just feeling sad, stressed, or irritable once in a while.  

Your Risk for Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Heart Disease — A study of people at high risk for type 2 diabetes found that people could lower their risk for diabetes. They ate less than usual, increased their daily activity, and lost weight.

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