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Taking Care of Your Diabetes

Taking care of yourself and your diabetes can help you feel good today and in the future. Use these booklets, tip sheets, and fact sheets to help you take control of your health by working with your health care team and adopting healthy behaviors to avoid complications and enjoy a healthier life.

  • 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life

    This booklet helps people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. It is especially useful for people who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or who just want to learn more about managing the disease. Available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Haitian, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese.

  • Tips to Help You Stay Healthy With Diabetes

    Use this tip sheet to help you manage your diabetes and live a long and active life. Print and use the Diabetes Care Record and Action Plan.
    English [PDF - 161 KB]
    Spanish [PDF - 160 KB]

  • Managing Diabetes

    This web page offers guidance on how to manage your diabetes to stay healthy and how to deal with financial costs, complications, and other issues that people with diabetes might face.

  • Diabetes Care Tip Sheet and Checklist

    Learn how to manage your diabetes with the help of your health care team with this tip sheet and patient care checklist.
    English [PDF-631KB] | Order
    Spanish [PDF-660 KB] | Order

  • All Medicines Matter!

    Managing your medicines is very important for people with diabetes. Use this fact sheet to learn how to manage your medicines and get your doctors and pharmacists involved in the management of your diabetes.
    English [PDF - 453 KB]
    Spanish [PDF - 657 KB]

  • Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers

    Understanding your blood sugar numbers is very important for people with diabetes. This tip sheet contains information on the A1C test, monitoring your blood sugar (glucose), and working with a health care team to set blood sugar targets and reach them. Also available in Spanish.

  • How to Help a Loved One Cope with Diabetes [PDF - 940 KB]

    When people have the support of their family and friends, they are able to better manage their diabetes. Follow the suggestions in this tip sheet to help your loved ones cope with diabetes.

  • Diabetes and Adult Vaccines [PDF-440KB]

    People with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) are at higher risk for serious problems from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Use this flyer to learn about the importance of being vaccinated and find out which vaccines you should receive.

  • Stay Well in Flu Season

    This website gives you information on how to prevent flu and how to take care of yourself and your diabetes if you become sick.