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    Texas Department of State Health Services
    Diabetes Prevention & Control Program
    PO Box 149347, MC 1965 
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756 

    Phone: 512-776-2834  
    Fax: 512-776-7408 
    Email: diabetes@dshs.texas.gov   

Diabetes Educational Materials

To Place a Free Order

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 successfully downloaded and printed from a home computer.   


Taking Charge of Your Health: Controlling Diabetes One Day at a TimeTaking 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. 

   Taking Charge of Your Health (English, PDF, 602 kb)    Hágase Cargo de su Salud (Spanish, PDF, 466 kb) 



Food for Life: Living Well with DiabetesFood 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.

   Food for Life (English, PDF, 1.2 MB)  Comer para Vivir (Spanish, PDF, 847 kb)



Getting the Facts About Diabetic Eye DiseaseGetting 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.



Give Your Child a Healthy Headsta

Give Your Child a Healthy Headstart

Order Catalog #10-22 (English) and 10-22A (Spanish)

Healthy eating and exercise tips for parents aimed at preventing childhood obesity.

Give Your Child a Healthy Headstart (English, PDF, 4.1 MB)  

Dele a Sus Niños un Empiezo Saludable (Spanish, PDF, 3.8 MB)



Could You Have Diabetes?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 in determine if he or she is at risk for diabetes.




Living with DiabetesLiving 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)

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.



Diabetes Foot Poster

Foot Poster

Order Catalog #10-26 (English) and 10-26A (Spanish)

Colorful poster of feet to remind diabetes patients to let the doctor check their feet.

Foot Post English  (PDF, 197 kb)    Foot Poster Spanish  (PDF, 199 kb)



Order Form for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition TherapyOrder Form for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy

Order Catalog #10-45 (English)

This form was 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 Nutritionl Therapy (PDF, 325 kb)


DSME patient flyerDSME (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.

   DSME Patient Flyer (English, PDF, 161 kb)   Educación para el Control de la Diabetes (Spanish, PDF, 161 kb)


Empowerment is Strong Medicine PosterEmpowerment Is Strong Medicine Poster 

Order Catalog #10-42 (English on one side, Spanish on reverse side)

Motivational poster provides a positive message about diabetes self-management education and encourages patients to talk with their doctor about it.

   Motivational Poster (English, PDF, 4 MB)   Póster Motivacional (Spanish, PDF, 4 MB)


Empowerment is Strong Medicine CardEmpowerment 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.


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Last updated March 4, 2021