Diabetes Educators

Get free educational diabetes materials to share with your patients, courtesy of Diabetic Living. Click on any of the links below to get helpful information to share, plus find diabetes-friendly mini cookbooks or guides to download and print.
If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we...
If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we created a helpful breakdown for what a typical breakfast would include following five popular diabetes weight loss diets, plus the nutrition information for each plan. See how The Diabetes Breakthrough, Paleo diet, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean diet, and Nutrisystem D compare.
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers...
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers need to be. But what about friends and family? Do they know their blood sugar numbers? Could they be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? An estimated 79 million Americans have prediabetes—but only 11 percent know it. Diabetic Living wants to change that statistic by raising awareness.  

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Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook...
Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook with fruits and vegetables that are ripe and in season. Use this chart as a handy reference for spotting, buying, and storing the best produce to ensure delicious dishes all year round.
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'...
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'll tutor you on which numbers matter most and ways to improve them, including A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other tests and checks to protect your health and detect early signs diabetes complications.
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe...
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe to try, don't miss our bake sale-inspired recipes that include Caramel-Cheese Crazy Corn, Cherry-Berry Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip-Almond Biscotti, Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes, Nutty Raspberry Crispy Treats, and a refreshing Strawberry-Lime Cooler. Plus, get fun and easy packaging instructions and designer labels! 
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes...
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes only minutes to make a delicious, healthy meal. Find easy recipes for 10-minute breakfasts, 15-minute lunches, and 20-minute dinners!
Find out what vaccinations are recommended if you have diabetes...
Find out what vaccinations are recommended if you have diabetes. Talk to your health care provider to determine if you should get any of the following vaccines.
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate...
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious diabetes meal planning. Dinner has never been so easy!
Download our handy recipe cards to make an easy diabetic snack...
Download our handy recipe cards to make an easy diabetic snack that satisfies your sweet and salty cravings.
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken...
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken thighs to shred, then use the meat to make three deliciously different recipes for a total of nine convenient diabetes-friendly meals!

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Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low...
Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low cost make it the first drug that most providers choose and one of the most prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Find out if you should be taking it.
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more...
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more about the FDA’s proposed label changes, and see how they might help you better manage your diabetes.
A diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but ignoring it won’t...
A diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but ignoring it won’t make it go away. Once you learn to accept your diabetes, you can start to manage it and live better.
If your health care provider has diagnosed you with prediabetes...
If your health care provider has diagnosed you with prediabetes, consider yourself lucky. Why? Two main reasons: One, because you likely have a provider who sees disease prevention as a priority. Two, because your best shot at preventing the progression to type 2 diabetes is to take actions just as soon as you find out you have prediabetes.
Carbohydrates can be pretty puzzling, especially when you're...
Carbohydrates can be pretty puzzling, especially when you're newly diagnosed with diabetes. Here's a look at the latest on this important nutrient and why eating a low-carb diet might not have much impact on your blood sugar.
One strip can cost $1, and some people with diabetes must test...
One strip can cost $1, and some people with diabetes must test their blood sugar more than five times a day. The cost of test strips can add up fast. Here's how to be sure you're getting your money's worth.
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