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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.
Our quick tips make roasting simple! Instructions and recipes...
Our quick tips make roasting simple! Instructions and recipes for roasting a variety of veggies make for heathy sides and meals that are easy (and fast!) to make.
Make doctor appointments easier with our appointment cheat...
Make doctor appointments easier with our appointment cheat sheet. It's your go-to guide for keeping important notes, results, and changes to your diabetes management routine before, during, and after your appointment. Fill out the first section of this cheat sheet, and bring it along to your next visit.
You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do...
You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do activities you love. Take our quick quiz to see what workouts fit best with your personality and lifestyle.

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You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do...
You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do activities you love. Take our quick quiz to see what workouts fit best with your personality and lifestyle.
It's difficult to remember all the things you're...
It's difficult to remember all the things you're concerned about during your 10 or so minutes with a doctor. But once you lie down in bed and put your feet under the covers, it's hard to forget the tingling pain in your toes. Print this Where It Hurts Worksheet to write down when and where you feel any sort of numbness, pain, tingling, or burning. Bring the sheet to your next checkup to discuss with your health care provider.
Complete this form for yourself or your loved one so your ...
Complete this form for yourself or your loved one so your diabetes care information is handy. Share with health care providers as necessary, especially in cases of hospitalization.
What does it mean to take control of diabetes? Taking control of...
What does it mean to take control of diabetes? Taking control of diabetes means not letting diabetes control you. Diabetic Living provides the tools you need to live your best. Find helpful resources to record your numbers and keep track of target goals. Start a food journal or create a shopping list to make healthful choices from grocery aisle to dinner table. Plus, we offer charts to keep track of medications, meal plans, exercise, and much more. Go ahead! Take control now!
You journal, you plan meals—you even exercise—but...
You journal, you plan meals—you even exercise—but the scale does not budge. Instead of throwing it out the window, see if you’ve gotten stuck in one of these six common pitfalls and learn how to climb out. 
No time to make a dessert from scratch? We have delicious...
No time to make a dessert from scratch? We have delicious diabetes-friendly dessert recipes that start with a mix. Don't settle for boring desserts! Bake outside the box with our brownie-, cake-, and pudding-inspired recipes.
Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at...
Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at the supermarket. We put together helpful tips to make the trip as painless as possible, from writing an efficient grocery shopping list to knowing which meat and dairy products to buy.
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.

Diabetes Management Tips

Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood...
Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol—is essential to diabetes care. Find out why these measures are so important, plus what the numbers mean and how often you should get tested.
Are you ashamed of your diabetes? Afraid of judgment, Ilene...
Are you ashamed of your diabetes? Afraid of judgment, Ilene Raymond Rush kept her diabetes a secret for years before deciding to accept her diagnosis and take control of the shame game.
Don’t let diabetes take control of your big day. Stress...
Don’t let diabetes take control of your big day. Stress less and enjoy the celebration with our 10 tips for planning a worry-free wedding day when you have diabetes and take insulin. Plus, download the FREE three-tier wedding cake and monogrammed cupcake recipes!
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.