Diabetes Kickstart Video Series

At a glance

  • Did you know that people who receive diabetes education have a lower hemoglobin A1C? They also have a lower risk of diabetes-related health complications and depression.
  • Diabetes education saves you time, saves you money, and enhances your quality of life.
  • These seven animated videos will show you the self-care steps you need to get started managing diabetes. Watch them in any order—they all include tips and strategies you can use right now.
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Healthy Eating

What should you eat to best manage your diabetes? A meal plan will help keep things simple and tasty!

Being Active

Being active is one of the most powerful tools for managing diabetes. Here are some ideas to get started (and keep going!).


Monitoring helps you figure out how well your treatment plan is working and if changes could help.

Taking Medicines

Depending on your unique needs, you may take medicines to lower your risk for health problems related to diabetes.

Lowering Risk

Find out simple things you can do to lower your risk for diabetes health problems.

Managing Stress

With diabetes, there are bound to be highs and lows. You can find help from your family, friends, and health care team.

Solving Problems

Try these 3 steps to start solving problems that affect your diabetes care.