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​​Use the alphabet links to find diabetes information from the National Diabetes Education Program. For general information related to diabetes from NIDDK, please visit the Diabetes A-Z list.​​​​​
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#JustOneStep Infocards

Share the following infocards on Facebook and Twitter to help people take small steps for better health.

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life

Four steps to help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage diabetes. Explains diabetes ABCs and ways to stay healthy and control the disease.

Activity Counts for All Ages!

Children and teens can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes if they stay at a healthy weight by being more physically active and choosing to eat the right amounts of healthy foods.

Am I at Risk?

If you have wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes, you should know that diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful.

American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

“Diabetes is a major threat to our American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” says Charlene Avery, M.D., chair of the American Indian and Alaska Native Work Group for the National Diabetes Education Program.

ATTENTION MEN! Control Your Diabetes For Life... And For Your Family

If you have diabetes, you know the day-to-day steps needed to manage diabetes can be hard. Managing diabetes isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

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Be Smart About Your Heart: Manage the ABCs of Diabetes

Adults with diabetes are nearly two times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than someone without diabetes. Learn about managing diabetes ABCs.

Buffet Table Tips

Barbecues, picnics and family reunions are gatherings to enjoy and treasure. If you have diabetes, these events can pose special challenges. If you choose wisely and watch how much you eat, you can have a delicious meal and feel good too.

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Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Ways to move more, make healthy food choices, and track progress with making lifestyle changes to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes and Your Heart Infographic (English)

Infographic about the diabetes ABCs and how diabetes affects your heart.

Diabetes in Children and Teens

About 208,000 young people under 20 years of age have diagnosed diabetes. Most of them have type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes in Older Adults

Caregivers and health care professionals of older adults may also find helpful tools to enhance their understanding of issues that affect this population.

Diabetes Resources Catalog With Special Resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

All of NDEP’s AANHPI diabetes education resources also are available on a convenient CD that allows you to search for relevant resources by disease status, language, and audience. CDs are available by contacting Judith McDivitt at JMcDivitt@CDC.gov

Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to Know.

This tip sheet encourages women who had gestational diabetes to get tested for diabetes after pregnancy and take actions to help the whole family stay healthy.

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Eat Fruits and Veggies to Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

If you have a family history of diabetes, or you’ve been told by a health care professional that you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.

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Family Health History and Diabetes

Family health history is an important risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.

Family Health History and Diabetes Campaign Materials

Use these promotional tools to help NDEP promote the Family Health History and Diabetes Campaign in your community.

Fotonovela: Do it for them! But for you too. (¡Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti también.)

A bilingual (Spn/Eng) fotonovela featuring dramatic stories of Latinas talking to Latinas about preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes and being healthy for their children and themselves.

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GAME PLAN for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

A Toolkit for Health Care Professionals and Teams

Get Real! You Don't Have to Knock Yourself Out to Prevent Diabetes

This tip sheet encourages people at risk for type 2 diabetes to move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

These Guiding Principles aim to identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing guidelines to help guide primary care providers and health care teams to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes.

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Have Diabetes. Will Travel.

Whenever you travel, your diabetes comes along with you. Learn how to plan and helpful diabetes travel tips.

Healthy Eating During Winter Gatherings for People with Diabetes

Winter is a season of holiday celebrations, football play-offs, and other occasions when family and friends get together over meals and snacks.

How Diabetes Affects Minority Groups Infographic

Infographic that illustrates how diabetes affects minority groups.

How Diabetes Affects Older Adults Infographic

Share the infographic with your social media follows, embed it on your blog or website, or print it to use as a handout or poster.

How to Help a Loved One Cope with Diabetes

This tip sheet provides practical suggestions for helping loved ones cope with diabetes. It also lists organizations that can help.

How to Help Your Children Stay Healthy: Tips to Lower Their Chances of Getting Type 2 Diabetes

This tip sheet explains what type 2 diabetes is and provides great ideas parents can use to help their children be active and eat healthier to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Diabetes. A Lifetime of Small Steps for a Healthy Family Campaign Materials

Use these materials designed specifically to help women with a history of GDM prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and to help their children lower their risk for the disease.

It’s Never Too Early…To Prevent Diabetes

If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child have a lifelong risk for getting diabetes.

It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

This tip sheet helps older adults take steps to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes.

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Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers

Why you should know your blood sugar numbers, how to check your blood sugar levels, target levels, what to do if your levels are too low or too high.

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Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples

A compilation of resources for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples about diabetes. Resources include materials about general nutrition, psychosocial issues, substance abuse prevention, tobacco use, and a list of books on the subject.

Living With Diabetes

If you are living with diabetes or have a loved with the disease, it's important to work together to manage diabetes to stay healthy and prevent complications. Managing diabetes is not easy, but support from family members can make it much easier.

Living with Diabetes: Finding the Support You Need Video

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel powerful emotions—but you're not alone. Finding support in your family, friends, and community can help.

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MOVIMIENTO POR SU VIDA CD/DVD

This lively music CD helps Hispanics and Latinos incorporate more movement into their lives. It features six original songs with empowering messages and strong Latin rhythms that urge listeners to move more. It is a fun way to show how movement can help prevent and manage diabetes. Use this music CD to encourage individuals or groups to exercise. BONUS FEATURE: this CD also contains a music video, Movimiento por su vida that can be viewed on a DVD player.

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NDEP| Preventing Type 2 Diabetes (4:56)

Getting the whole family involved in becoming more active and making healthy food choices can make it easier to lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes.

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes

A resource to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills.

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Overview of the National Diabetes Education Program

Together NDEP and partners promote the messages and materials of two national public health campaigns, one created for people with diabetes and the other created for people at risk of diabetes.

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Partnering with Your Diabetes Care Team Video

Your health care team is a resource to help you manage your diabetes. Find ways to work with your team so you can successfully manage your disease.

Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention

Power To Prevent includes effective, step-by-step lesson plans to help African Americans with or at risk for diabetes to take control of their eating habits and engage in a more physically active lifestyle.

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

When you take steps to prevent diabetes, you will also lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems.

Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes

Resources to support health care professionals in promoting medication adherence among their patients and within their teams.

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Redesigning the Health Care Team: Diabetes Prevention and Lifelong Management

Find out more about implementing multidisciplinary team care for people with diabetes and how to reduce the human and economic toll of diabetes through a continuous, proactive, planned, patient-centered, and population-based approach to care.

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Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients

This three-booklet package helps people assess their risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease and it includes an activity tracker and a fat and calorie counter.

Step by step: Moving towards prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

​This lively music CD helps Hispanics and Latinos incorporate more movement into their lives. It features six original songs with empowering messages and strong Latin rhythms that urge listeners to move more. It is a fun way to show how movement can help prevent and manage diabetes.


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Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime

If you have diabetes, your feet need special attention. This booklet helps you care for your feet and provides tips to prevent serious foot problems.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Chamorro)

Adapted into Chamorro, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Chinese)

Adapted into Chinese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Chuukese)

Adapted into Chuukese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Gujarati)

Adapted into Gujarati, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Hindi)

Adapted into Hindi, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Hmong)

Adapted into Hmong, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Japanese)

Adapted into Japanese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Korean)

Adapted into Korean, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Laotian)

Adapted into Laotian, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Samoan)

Adapted into Samoan, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Tagalog)

Adapted into Tagalog, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Thai)

Adapted into Thai, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Tongan)

Adapted into Tongan, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Vietnamese)

Adapted into Vietnamese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart (Tip Sheet)

This tip sheet encourages patients with diabetes to work with their health care team to set goals to manage A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol to prevent heart problems. It also has a record form to track diabetes numbers.

Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart for American Indians and Alaskan Natives

This patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families

Tasty Recipes is filled with recipes specifically designed for Latin Americans. This booklet was designed to dispel misunderstandings about healthy eating and teach Hispanics/Latinos how to adopt a tasty but nutritional meal plan that maintains the cultural uniqueness of their food.

Teens and Diabetes

  • Youth and Teens

  • Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Hispanics and Latinos are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is good news. You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes around what you eat and how you stay physically active. Here are some tips to help you.

    The Facts About Diabetes

    View facts, statistics, and infographics about diabetes.

    This New Year, Resolve to Take Just One Step Toward a Healthier Life

    January is the start of a new year and a time when many people make New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. Maintaining a healthy weight and staying active can help prevent a number of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes.

    Tips for a Healthier You

    Share the following infocards on Facebook and Twitter to help people make small changes to be healthier.


    Tips for Enjoying Summer Gatherings if You Have Diabetes

    Making healthy food choices, even while on vacation, is a key step to staying healthy, feeling better and most importantly, managing your diabetes. The NDEP has tips for eating healthy during gatherings this summer.

    Tips for Kids: Be Active

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Kids: Eating Healthy Foods

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Kids: Stay at a Healthy Weight

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Kids: What is Diabetes?

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Be Active

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Dealing With the Ups and Downs of Diabetes

    Feel good about yourself. Get help to deal with the ups and downs of diabetes. Seek support from other teens and take action to manage your diabetes - one step at a time.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Make Healthy Food Choices

    Make healthy food choices to help reach your weight loss goal. There are many weight loss plans from which to choose.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight

    ​This tip sheet provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.


    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: What is Diabetes?

    This tip sheet provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.

    Tips for Teens: Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    If you have a family history of diabetes, or you’ve been told by a health care professional that you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.

    Transitions: From Pediatric to Adult Health Care

    Take advantage of the diabetes education resources and tools designed especially for health care professionals, business professionals engaged in planning and conducting business health strategies, and school personnel.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs

    This tip sheet can help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Cambodian)

    Adapted into Cambodian, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Chamorro)

    Adapted into Chamorro, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Chinese)

    Adapted into Chinese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Chuukese)

    Adapted into Chuukese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Gujarati)

    Adapted intoGujarati, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Hindi)

    Adapted into Hindi, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Hmong)

    Adapted into Hmong, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Japanese)

    Adapted into Japanese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Korean)

    Adapted into Korean, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Laotian)

    Adapted into Laotian, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Samoan)

    Adapted into Samoan, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Tagalog)

    Adapted intoTagalog, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Thai)

    Adapted into Thai, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Tongan)

    Adapted into Tongan, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Vietnamese)

    Adapted into Vietnamese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

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    We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes

    Tips to help American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD)

    Each section of the PPOD Guide provides a “quick course” on that health care specialty and its relation to diabetes. Because each section is written for professionals outside of that specialty, all team members who might care for a person with diabetes can collaborate and make cross-disciplinary treatment referrals. Inside the PPOD Guide, you will find: An introduction to team care, Tips on communicating with patients, Sections in each of the four PPOD areas, Resources and links to other PPOD-related resources and organizations.

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    You Are the Heart of Your Family...Take Care of It. (Usted es el corazón de la familia...cuide su corazón) Tip Sheet

    This bilingual (Spanish and English) tip sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease for Hispanics/ Latinos.


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