Diabetes Resources

Here are some useful resources to help care for and educate your patients with diabetes:

  • FamilyDoctor.org: Patient Education site from the American Academy of Family Physicians featuring comprehensive diabetes information for patients.
  • American Diabetes Association Diabetes Pro: Patient education material on a variety of topics related to diabetes such as hypoglycemia, A1C, medications, and risk factors.
  • DiabetesCare.net: Comprehensive resource of patients and providers featuring education, recipies, tools and calculators, trackers, and community forums.
  • National Diabetes Education Program: Site featuring clinical practice tools and patient education materials to help physicians and their health care teams to effectively meet the needs of people with or at risk of diabetes. Sponsored by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: National Institute of Health
  • CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation: (DDT) has been working to reduce and one day eliminate health disparities for all Americans who are living with diabetes or who are at risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetes information in different languages, large print, Braille (Note, this information is provided by Diabetes UK)
  • Insulin Basics: Brief primer on insulin presented by the American Diabetes Association.
  • Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center: Diabetes Medication Choice decision aid cards provide information on medications commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes. The information gathered from relevant research studies is organized into 7 issues that may be of interest to the patient.
  • The SHARE Approach (AHRQ): A five-step process for shared decision making that includes exploring and comparing the benefits, harms, and risks of each option through meaningful dialogue about what matters most to the patient