Diabetes Education Material

This is my favorite topic because now I can find diabetes education material, read about any medical issue that comes up, and understand what is happening and how to avoid things getting worse. The extent of information obtainable with easy access to everyone is alarming. There are creditable sites on the internet with information from various diabetes organizations and medical professionals.

Diabetes education material is available in many forms. There are books, booklets, pamphlets, audio tapes, video tapes and so on. However, you must always first talk to your health care professionals and diabetes educator concerning the things you are reading about and get confirmation that you are getting the correct diabetes information.

There are numerous resources online to provide you with diabetes education material that covers the myriad of topics that will show you all the diabetes information that you need to see and more.

Here is a list of helpful resources from The National Diabetes Education Program which has a publication dated 05/01/2011 that gives you detailed information of four steps to control your diabetes for life.

These are intended to help diabetics understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes so that they could live healthy lives. They state that the publication is great for people who have just been diagnosed with diabetes and for others who need to learn about controlling the disease and living healthy with diabetes.

On this site, you will see a great amount of diabetes education material along with the contents of this publication which includes:

  • Introduction.

  • Step 1: Learn About Diabetes.

  • Step 2: Learn About Your Diabetes ABC’s.

  • Step 3: Manage Your Diabetes.

  • Step 4: Get Routine Care.

  • My Diabetes Care Record.

  • Where to Get Help.

Then I will introduce you to the American Association of Diabetes Educators which is a site where you can obtain a variety of diabetes information that will help you to:

  • Find Diabetes Educators in Your State.

  • Find Accredited Diabetes Education Programs in your area.

  • Search Patient Resources.

  • Observe Physician Resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a Diabetes Public Health Resource that offers Diabetes Materials for Study or Distribution by Health Care Professionals such as:

  • Diabetes Information for Health Care Professionals

  • One-Pagers for Patients

  • Posters

  • Fact Sheets and Brochures

  • Larger Publications

  • Sources of More Diabetes Education Materials

Free medical education material is also prepared and offered for free by drug companies and medical institutions. These Provide introductions to diabetes topics such as medications, low blood sugar, heart health, foot care, eye care, family support and kidney disease. They contain charts for patient goals, and food and medicine records, as well as checklists for diabetes management.

Diabetes clinics prepare leaflets, pamphlets, and booklets as teaching tools for use with low-literacy diabetes patients. They are used for reference during one-on-one patient education with a diabetes educator and as a reminder for the patient of management goals discussed during education sessions.

Diabetes education material contains resources for health care professionals who work with diabetes patients. The tools are patient friendly as they are easy to read and some are available in different languages. The materials are used to support efforts to assist patients with their knowledge of diabetes control and prevention.

Whenever you find information that looks interesting, remember to let your doctor know the source of the information and discuss the contents with your medical team. You could come across articles that are lacking in facts so you must first seek medical assurance before you digest what you read or attempt to put what you see into practice.

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