Diabetes Educational Materials
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A limited number of free diabetes education materials are available by request through the Texas Health and Human Services Forms and Print Product Catalog and are mailed statewide for free. The availability of printed materials depends upon funding. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Some of the materials below may be downloaded and printed.
Taking Charge of Your Health: Controlling Diabetes One Day at a Time
Order Catalog #10-21 (English) and 10-21A (Spanish)
Discusses diabetes topics such as medications, low blood sugar, heart health, foot care, eye care, family support and kidney disease. Contains charts for patient goals, daily food log and medicine records, as well as checklists for diabetes management.
Food for Life: Living Well with Diabetes
Order Catalog #10-24 (English) and 10-24A (Spanish)
Meal planning booklet for patients who have diabetes. Booklet provides serving sizes for popular items from each food group. It also includes food preparation, healthy eating tips and a food diary.
Getting the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease
Order Catalog #10-41 (English) and 10-41A (Spanish)
Brochure describes diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. It also has information on ways to prevent vision loss.
Could You Have Diabetes?
Order Catalog #10-27 (English) and 10-27A (Spanish)
Details risk factors and symptoms of diabetes. It can help the reader to determine if he or she is at risk for diabetes.
Living with Diabetes
Order Catalog #10-28 (English) and 10-28A (Spanish)
Assists the patient in keeping track of doctor visits, lab tests and results. Serves as a checklist for a patient's diabetes management plan.
Diabetes Health Record (Diabetes Card)
Order Catalog #10-25 (English) and 10-25A (Spanish)
Wallet-size card that contains a medical record to record dates and results of routine exams and procedures for patients with diabetes. Reverse side has checklists for patients to follow to manage their diabetes.
Order Catalog #10-26 (English) and 10-26A (Spanish)
Colorful poster of feet to remind diabetes patients to let the doctor check their feet.
Order Form for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy
Order Catalog #10-45 (English)
This form captures information required for successful patient referral. The form has helpful information about DSME. It includes an algorithm describing when patients should be referred for additional services.
Order Form for DSME and Medical Nutrition Therapy (PDF, 325 kb)
DSME (Diabetes Self-Management Education) Patient Flyer
Order Catalog #10-44 (English on one side, Spanish on reverse side)
This flyer describes how diabetes educators can help patients manage their diabetes with customized advice and guidance. It explains the specific benefits of diabetes self-management education (DSME) and encourages patients to follow through with their referral.
Empowerment Is Strong Medicine Poster
Order Catalog #10-42 (English on one side, Spanish on reverse side)
This motivational poster provides a positive message about diabetes self-management education and encourages patients to talk with their doctor about it.
Empowerment Is Strong Medicine DSME (Diabetes Self-Management Education) Card
Order Catalog #10-43 (English on one side, Spanish on reverse side)
Card lists the benefits of diabetes self-management education and promotes doctor-patient dialogue.