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National Diabetes Month: Resources on Building a Support Network

group of people walkingDiabetes can be overwhelming. Managing diabetes is a team effort. Getting support from family, friends, your health care team, and other networks of support can help you cope with the demands of diabetes. Here are some resources to help:
  • How to Help a Loved One Cope with Diabetes
    Show your support in helping your loved one who is living with diabetes. This tip sheet tells you how. This tip sheet tells you how.

  • Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
    Use this comprehensive resource guide that helps school personnel and parents/guardians work together to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes.

  • New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes
    New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes helps diabetes support group leaders facilitate discussions about the emotional aspects of living with diabetes.

  • Diabetes at Work
    Use this online resource specifically designed to address the management of diabetes in the workplace.

  • Be a Health Champion
    You can be a health champion, and the Weight-control Information Network can help. In this outreach packet, we provide a variety of resources and strategies to help you educate people about how to control their weight through healthy eating and physical activity.


  • Kidney Sundays: A Toolkit (PDF, 1.39 MB)
    The National Kidney Education Program’s Kidney Sundays Toolkit provides faith-based organizations with the tools and materials they need to include kidney health messages in programs and events. The materials are easy to use in a wide variety of settings with your organization.

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Are You At Risk for Diabetes?

Education and support can help people make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.

 

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