Diabetes Education Series

Diabetes Care

According to the American Diabetes Association (2013), it's estimated that 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, approximately 347 million people worldwide, and prediabetes affects 79 million Americans. People with diabetes need diabetes self-management education and support, to acquire the necessary skills and training essential in avoiding or delaying the onset of diabetes-related complications. This education program was offered to employees at University Hospital in 2013 over a period of six weeks, and is now available to you as an online resource. We hope this information will help you or a loved one to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

What is Diabetes?

Let's Learn about Diabetes and Prediabetes: learn how diabetes changes your body, identify myths and facts, better understand what it means to have prediabetes, and become more aware of risk factors associated with this chronic condition.

Monitoring and Meds

Let's Talk about Meters and Meds: identify the benefits to monitoring, optimal target goals, and medication options of oral agents and insulin.

Ways to get Healthy

How to Get and Stay Healthy with Diabetes: understand the complications associated with diabetes, hyperglycemia (high blood sugars), and measures which can be taken to reduce those risks

Healthy Eating and Activity Guidelines

Finding the Right Balance with Healthy Eating and Activity: learn how carbohydrates play an important role in blood glucose management and why activity is so important.

Grocery Shopping and Labels

Grocery Shopping Skills and How to Read a Food Label: learn how to identify important information on a food label, find helpful tips to remember when grocery shopping or eating out, and review your carbohydrate counting skills.

Ways to Stay Motivated

Ways to Stay Motivated: identify the steps in setting up a plan to get healthier, learn how depression and diabetes are linked, tips for stress management, eating disorders and burnout, and how to stay motivated.