Below is a list of educational materials on Diabetes that may be helpful to you.
General Diabetes Information
- Greater Buffalo Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Education and Support Services Guide
A great resource filled with information on support groups available, prescription and equipment management programs, active daily living recommendations, and more.
Diabetes Health Recommendations
This is a nicely formatted poster to help you get control of your diabetes. It has three columns and tells you recommended tests to get, how often to get them, and goals that you want to try to meet.
Home Blood Pressure Diary
This is a place where if you have the capability you can keep track of your blood pressure at home. Blood pressure cuffs can be found at local pharmacies. The document gives you a place to write down questions or comments for your physician.
A great resource from Medline Plus, this document is also available in Spanish on the Cultural Diversity page.
Diabetes Overview (source: healthinfotranslations.org)
A good description of diabetes including risk factors, signs, and caring for the condition. This document is also available in Arabic and Hindu on the Cultural Diversity page.
Blood Sugar Log
This is a weekly blood sugar log. On it you can record targets for yourself, and record your blood sugar levels at multiple times in the day.
Fasting Blood Sugar Test (source: healthinfotranslations.org)
This test will show how well your body uses sugar. Also available on the Cultural Diversity page in Hindu.
Diabetic Retinal Eye Examinations
Here is a concise what you should know document about the importance of taking care of your eyes when you have daibetes.
Tips for Healthy Eyes
Another helpful tool to understand eyecare with diabetes. This document offers illustartions and an information sheet you can have filled out by your eye doctor.
Good Foot Care
A list of tasks you can do daily to make sure that your feet are in good health.
Taking Care of Your Feet (MedlinePlus)
A great resource on how to keep good foot health with diabetes. Also available in Spanish on the Cultural Diversity page.
Depression and Diabetes
Depression is very common. Here's what to do if you have diabetes and depression.
Diabetes and Smoking
This document explains the risks of smoking with diabetes and how to get help if you do.
Food and Exercise Diary
A great way to help you reach your targeted goals, keep track of what you're eating, how much you are exercising, and if it's helping you.
Rate Your Plate
This is a great tool to help you picture what you're eating regularly, and shows you how much of certain foods you should be eating.
Understanding Nutrition Labels
A detailed description of the Nutrition Label so you know exactly what you're reading when you check it in the store or before eating.
Keeping Active (MedlinePlus)
A great tool for how to keep active when you have diabetes. Gives examples of things to do at home and things to do while out shopping. Also available on the Cultural Diversity Page in Spanish.