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Diabetes Basics

 
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Click the logo to visit Diabetes Local- a website populated with patient care and educational resources for those with diabetes.

Personal Care Cards, Quizzes, Supplies, & Planners:

ADA Diabetes Risk Test
Take this simple quiz to see if you are at risk of developing diabetes.

Diabetes Personal Care Card (English)

Handy checklist to help you take charge of your care.


Diabetes Personal Care Card (Spanish)

Handy checklist to help you take charge of your care in Spanish.


Diabetes Self Care Planner

Provides goals and steps to improve your lifestyle and diabetes control.

Diabetes Supplies
A guide from Consumer Affairs of online diabetes supply delivery. 

Nutrition:

 
Information about the MyPlate method

Exercise:

Easy Way to Increase Your Steps
Provides ideas on increasing your steps at home, work and in your community.


Logging Your Steps

Tool for tracking steps, including how many steps in a mile.

Foot Care:

Foot Care Tips (English)
If you have diabetes, your feet need special attention.


Foot Care Tips (Spanish)

If you have diabetes, your feet need special attention (in Spanish.)

Hemoglobin A1C:

Hemoglobin A1C Definition Sheet (English)
Defines what a Hemoglobin A1C test is and how it compares to blood sugar glucose readings.


Hemoglobin A1C Definition Sheet(Spanish)

Defines what a Hemoglobin A1C test is and how it compares to blood sugar glucose readings in Spanish.


Lifestyle Planner

Provides goals and steps to improve your lifestyle and prevent diabetes.

Medications, Glucose Testing, Discount Programs:

Pharmaceutical Assistance For Persons with Diabetes
Resources for assistance with diabetes medications and supplies.


Diabetes Wellness Foundation

discount card program for use with medications, including pet medications.


Bayer Contour Next Savings Program

Discount Savings Program for the Bayer Contour Next meter and strips


OneTouch Prescription Assistance Program

Prescription assistance program for OneTouch products


Freestyle Assistance Program

Prescription assistance program for Freestyle products


AccuCheck Preferred Savings Card

Discount card for AccuCheck products


Discount Cards for various Diabetes Products

Discount cards for diabetes products including test strips, glucose meters, and insulin.


GoodRx

Database providing average cost of prescriptions, discount cards, coupons, and more.

Multicultural Diabetes Resources:

Provides resources various health topics across many cultures.

Diabetes Blogs:

 
Freelance medical writer who also has type 2 diabetes
 
Handout with various social media sites, blogs, and apps relating to diabetes

DiabetesMine
A blog with many topics including life with diabetes, research, advocacy, products, and more.