Patient Education Resources
Please select your disease state of interest to explore the library of education materials for patients. These Health Literate materials are created to support effective interactions with your patients.
In this material you will learn what Time-in-range (TIR) is, how to find your own TIR, how to use TIR, and how to meet your TIR goals with your provider. This TIR Tip Sheet will help you use your own time-in-range to better manage your diabetes.
Explains ways patients can care for their heart while managing diabetes. This resource goes through the ABCs of diabetes—A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol—and gives patients an opportunity to track their ABC numbers.
Covers why it is important for diabetes patients to take good care of their kidneys. This resource explains how the kidneys work, signs and symptoms of kidney disease, tests for kidney health, and patient actions to help care for their kidneys.
Explains what patients should expect during a comprehensive eye exam. This resource also provides a step-by-step worksheet to help patients schedule their eye exams.
Emphasizes the importance of monitoring blood sugar as part of diabetes management. It aims to help patients understand their blood sugar goals, and how to use that information in self-management.
Explains how having diabetes may affect a patient’s balance. This resource provides steps patients can take to help reduce their risk of falling, both inside and outside of the home.
Includes information about the most common eye diseases linked to diabetes and how having a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year may help patients protect their eyesight.
Provides an overview of different complications—heart, eyes, feet, mouth, and kidneys—that are associated with diabetes. It also lists some steps patients can take with the help of their healthcare provider to prevent or delay their occurrence.
Patient story from Jean who accidentally took 18 units of mealtime insulin when she thought she was taking long-acting insulin.
Explains ways older patients can manage their diabetes. This resource goes through the signs of low blood sugar, health problems that may be related to diabetes in the older adult, and some elements of a self-care plan.
Provides strategies patients can use to manage their diabetes medication regimen. It also lists questions patients can ask their healthcare provider to help them stay on track.
Patient story about Joe who discusses using insulin to manage his Type 2 diabetes and the stigmas that come with it.
Helps both the patient and healthcare provider make the most of their time together, and offers questions and topics for a patient to discuss and check off during the next interaction with his or her healthcare provider.
Helps patients understand that they may reduce their risk for heart disease by managing their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Multiple tips for lifestyle changes.
Helps patients understand that they may reduce their risk for heart disease by managing their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Includes tips for lifestyle changes that may help.
Explains how diabetes may affect a patient’s kidneys and walks through tests that a healthcare provider may recommend to check kidney health.
This is an all-in-one guide that helps patients track their diabetes tests. These include daily blood sugar numbers, A1c, and monitoring for complications. It also contains some information on carbohydrate counting, managing hypoglycemia, and sick days.
Explains how diabetes during pregnancy can cause problems for the patient and baby. This resource provides information on how gestational diabetes is diagnosed and managed.
Explains what it means to have prediabetes and how it may be managed. This guide describes the signs of prediabetes, and how patients can reduce their risk of developing prediabetes.