Patient Education

Patient education handouts from NDEI.org are designed to complement the important dialogue between HCPs and patients by reinforcing important health messages about diabetes and associated conditions, including obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

All handouts are available as free downloads. NDEI.org members: Click “Download (preferred address)” to personalize the handouts with your name and practice address.

Select handouts in Spanish!

NEW!  Medications Used to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Medications Used to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

2-sided patient education handout showing medications used to treat type 2 diabetes and where and how these medications work in the body to lower blood glucose.

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February 2013

 

 

 

Insulin Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes: The Basics

Insulin Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes: The Basics

Patient education handout reviewing the essentials of insulin treatment for people with type 2 diabetes.

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November 2013

 

This handout was reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.
Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

The A1C Test for People with Type 2 Diabetes

The A1C Test for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Patient education handout discussing what the A1C test is and why it is important for people with type 2 diabetes.

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November 2013

 

This handout was reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.
Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes: The Basics

Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes The Basics

Patient education handout highlighting self-management skills for people with type 2 diabetes: being active, making healthful food choices, taking medication, and checking glucose.

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November 2013

This handout was reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.
Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

Managing Your Diabetes: Healthy-Eating Plans

Managing Your Diabetes Healthy Eating Plans

Patient education handout reviewing examples of healthy-eating plans for people with diabetes, including low carbohydrate, low fat, Mediterranean style, vegetarian, vegan, and DASH. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are also discussed.

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November 2013

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents

Patient education handout for parents featuring tips for preventing childhood obesity. Cooking and eating healthy, making healthful choices at the grocery store, physical activity, and more are discussed.
 
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September 2013

Caring for Your Diabetes: Summer Tips

Caring for Your Diabetes - Summer Tips

Patient education handout discussing diabetes care in the summer months, with tips for storing insulin, blood-glucose monitoring, foot care, and more.

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August 2013 

This handout was reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.
Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

Low Blood Glucose: The Basics

Low Blood Glucose

Patient education handout reviewing the basics of low blood glucose in people with diabetes: what it is, why it may happen, and what to do if it happens. Also featured: a space for patients to record their questions about blood glucose.

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May 2013

This handout was reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.
Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

Healthful Living: Physical Activity

Healthy Living Handout

Patient education handout stressing the importance of physical activity as part of an overall healthful living plan.

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May 2013

Healthful Eating, Mediterranean Style

Healthful Eating, Mediterranean Style

Patient education handout exploring Mediterranean-style food choices and benefits of Mediterranean-style eating. Also featured: tips for healthful eating.

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March 2013

This handout was reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.
Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

Facts About Overweight and Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

FactsAbout Obesity and Overweight and Type 2 Diabetes

Patient education handout that discusses how overweight and obesity and type 2 diabetes are linked, causes and health risks of overweight and obesity, and tips for patients who are concerned about their weight.

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February 2013

This handout was reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.
Ms Peragallo-Dittko has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

Partnering with Your Healthcare Provider to Create a Personalized Diabetes Management Plan

Personalizing Treatment handout

Patient education handout that reviews target A1C goals, lifestyle changes, and other information that may be discussed when developing a personalized diabetes management plan.

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December 2012

This handout was reviewed by Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD. Dr Inzucchi has indicated the following relevant financial relationships: retained consultant for Merck and Co., Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Genentech, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is a member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board/Data Review Committees for Eisai Co., Ltd., Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Amgen Inc. 

Facts About Lifestyle Changes

FactsAbout Lifestyle Changes

Patient education handout that reviews healthy food choices, increased physical activity, and other lifestyle changes that are part of an overall management plan for type 2 diabetes.

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November 2012

Facts About Hypertension Awareness and Risk Factors

Facts About Hypertension 2

Patient education handout that discusses the importance of hypertension control and management, hypertension risk factors, and tips for keeping blood pressure in check.

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October 2012

Facts About Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Patient education handout exploring appropriate cholesterol levels and targets.

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September 2012

Hechos Acerca de Colesterol

Cholesterol Spanish

Patient education handout exploring appropriate cholesterol levels and targets—in Spanish.

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September 2012

Facts About Triglycerides

Triglycerides

Patient education handout exploring appropriate triglyceride levels and targets.

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September 2012

Hechos Acerca de Los Triglicéridos

Triglycerides Spanish

Patient education handout exploring appropriate triglyceride levels and targets—in Spanish.

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September 2012

Patient Adherence Tracking Tool

This innovative tool will aid in tracking patient adherence to your clinical recommendations. At every visit, record the patient's physical exam, lab, and other values. Then, ask the patient the three featured questions and record his/her responses.

This tool can be kept in the patient's chart and used during every visit to reinforce key treatment and management messages.

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February 2009

Diabetes: A Continuous Disease

Diabetes A Continuous Disease

Patient education handout describing what causes type 2 diabetes; the effects of diabetes on patient quality of life; and diabetes treatments.

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June 2008

Type 2 Diabetes: The Heart Connection

The Heart Connection

Patient education handout exploring the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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June 2008

Getting the Support You Need

Getting the Support

Patient education handout reviewing patient resources for diabetes support.

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June 2008

 

The information presented in these handouts is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional, nor to replace—but rather support—the relationship between the patient and the healthcare professional.

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Last Modified: 2/14/2014

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