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Preventing Diabetes: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

You can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by eating healthy foods and getting active.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

American Diabetes Month Toolkit- (PDF)

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "pre-diabetes" -- blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Learn how to manage your blood glucose to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes from developing.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Diabetes Association

4 Steps To Control Your Diabetes. For Life.

These four steps help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Describes what Type 2 diabetes is, its signs and symptoms, risk factors, tests, and what to do to prevent it and control it.

Review Date: March 05, 2012

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

American Indian/Alaska Natives and Diabetes

This publication discusses diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

Office on Women's Health

Are You At-Risk Check List

Find out if you are at risk for diabetes and prediabetes.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

National Diabetes Education Program

Asian American Diabetes Initiative

This site is dedicated to improving diabetes awareness and management in the Asian American population.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Joslin Diabetes Center

Basics About Diabetes

This fact sheet answers common questions about diabetes, a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Information includes symptoms and types of diabetes, plus treatment and cure for the disease.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

Checking Blood Glucose

Blood glucose monitoring is one of the best tools for keeping diabetes in control. Learn more about it.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Diabetes Association

Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Diabetes

Learn about the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to treat diabetes. For more information, talk to your heatlh care provider.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Control Your Diabetes: Medication and Glucose (Multimedia)

Some people can control their diabetes with diet and exercise. Other people need to take a pill or insulin to control their blood glucose. This video, also available in audio and print, provides information about how you can keep your blood glucose under control.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

Healthy Roads Media

Diabetes and Me

This page provides basic information on diabetes and its complications. It also offers tips on how to be active, eat right, and prevent this disease.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Learn how to control your blood sugar before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects and other poor outcomes, such as miscarriages or stillbirths.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diabetes Disaster Preparedness- (PDF)

As a person with diabetes, your daily routine involves schedules and planning. An emergency can seriously affect your health. Plan and prepare before disaster strikes.

Review Date: June 28, 2011

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Diabetes in Older People - A Disease You Can Manage

Diabetes is a serious disease. The good news is that there are things you can do to take control of diabetes and prevent its problems.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Diabetes Myths

This document dispels some common myths about diabetes, including people with diabetes can't eat sweets or chocolate, eating too much sugar causes diabetes, people with diabetes are more likely to get colds and other illnesses, and more.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Risk Calculator

Undetected and uncontrolled diabetes can have serious side effects, such as blindness, heart, nerve and kidney diseases. This tool can help you assess your risk for diabetes.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center

Effects of Diabetes on a Female

Learn how diabetes can affect different parts of women’s body and what can be done to prevent most of these problems.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Effects of Diabetes on a Male

Learn how diabetes can affect different parts of your body and what you can do to prevent most of these problems.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Family Health History and Diabetes

If you have a mother, father, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, you are at risk for developing the disease. Talking about your family health history is the first step to preventing type 2 diabetes.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

Find a Diabetes Educator

Use this online resource to locate a diabetes educator near you. You may search for an AADE member by selecting a state from the map, or search by provider name, city or zip code.

Review Date: April 07, 2011

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Find an Endocrinologist

Find an AACE member endocrinologist in your area who treats diseases relating to the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, obesity, and conditions related to the reproductive system.

Review Date: December 05, 2012

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Food and Activity Tracker- (PDF)

Use this food and activity tracker to help you figure out if you are eating more than your body needs.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

National Diabetes Education Program

Glucose Tracking Log- (PDF)

Monitoring your blood glucose is easy with this tracking log. Print it out and fill in your daily glucose levels. Bring your tracking log to your next doctor’s visit.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

American Heart Association

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, occurs when blood levels of glucose drop too low to fuel the body's activity. Here are some tips to prevent hypoglycemia.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

I Have Diabetes

It is important that you take care of yourself and prevent or delay some of the serious problems diabetes can cause. Here are four key steps to help you control your diabetes and live a long, active life.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

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

This tip sheet provides help for women with a history of gestational diabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Learn how to lower your children’s risk for developing the disease.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

National Diabetes Education Program

More Than 50 Ways To Prevent Diabetes

This tip sheet, designed especially for African Americans, offers more than 50 ways to prevent diabetes.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

My Diabetes Health Assessment

People living with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart attack or stroke. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of CVD.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

My Food Advisor - American Diabetes Association

Personalize MyFoodAdvisor to meet your needs and help you manage diabetes. Set your goals and track your progress. Save your favorite recipes and create shopping lists to save you time and money.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

American Diabetes Association

New Approaches to Diabetes

This site will give you successful strategies for living with diabetes. It provides in-depth information on healthcare approaches that can improve your health, complement your regular medical care, expand your options, and enhance your quality of life.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

Beth Israel Medical Center - Continuum Center for Health & Healing

People with Health Conditions

Do you have a chronic health condition? Learn which health conditions increase your risk of getting the flu or experiencing flu-related complications and special steps you should take during flu season.

Review Date: May 07, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Pregnancy and Diabetes: Why Lifestyle Counts

Pregnancy and diabetes presents unique challenges. Consider the goal, tight blood sugar control, and what you can do to achieve it.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Prevent Diabetes

Research studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes among adults at high-risk of diabetes.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

This document helps patients learn about blood sugar management with a comprehensive chart to record blood sugar, meals, and medicines. Also includes checklists of things to do for good diabetes care.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy

Describes how diabetes can damage feet and skin, plus tips on how to care for feet and skin to prevent these complications.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

This article describes the damage that diabetes can do to kidneys, and outlines steps that people with diabetes can take to prevent or minimize kidney complications.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Nervous System Healthy

Too much glucose (sugar) in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys. Find out what you can do to prevent or slow down diabetes-related problems.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

This booklet is about the tooth and gum problems caused by diabetes. You will learn what you can do each day to stay healthy and prevent diabetes problems.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Sexual and Urologic Problems of Diabetes

Learn how to control your diabetes and lower your risk of sexual and urologic problems.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families- (PDF)

Learn to manage your diabetes by eating healthy. This recipe booklet can help you put together healthy meals.

Review Date: January 25, 2012

National Diabetes Education Program

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

This publication offers tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce overweight and lower their risk for diabetes.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

This simple test can help you determine your risk for having pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Diabetes Association

What I Need to Know About Diabetes Medicines

Learn what happens to blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, how diabetes medicines work, and what you can help prevent health problems.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes

One way to take care of your diabetes is by being physically active. This document tells you some important precautions you should be aware of before starting physical activity.

Review Date: January 25, 2012

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Your Disease Risk

Welcome to Your Disease Risk, the source on prevention. Here, you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Diabetes

To estimate your risk of diabetes and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes- (PDF)

The Fat Counter is designed to help you keep track of the number of fat grams and calories you eat. It shows the grams of fat and calories for more than 1,500 commonly eaten foods.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

National Diabetes Education Program

Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

This guide explains what diabetes is, daily care for diabetes type 1 and type 2, blood glucose levels, and where to find help to manage your diabetes.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK