Diabetes Self – Management Education and Support (DSMES) Resources
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate the public about diabetes and funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes. Below are some resources from the ADA to help with diabetes management:1
- ADA Know Diabetes by Heart - 4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes and Your Heart - guide to help you prepare some questions before a doctor's visit.
- ADA Living Well with Diabetes: - a support program for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Some topics include how you can live well with diabetes, monitoring your blood glucose, creating a meal plan, adding activity to your life, taking medication, and maintaining your overall health.
- The Type 1 Diabetes Self- Care Manual - guide to type 1 diabetes across the lifespan for people with diabetes, parents, and caregivers.
- ADA - Patient Education Library - collection of resources to manage your diabetes. You must be a registered user to access resources. Registration is free and only requires your name and email address.
Association of Diabetes Care & Education (ADCES)
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education (ADCES) is an interdisciplinary membership organization dedicated to improving prediabetes and diabetes care through education, management, and support. Professional members include nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, etc.2
- ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors - the
following resources were developed by diabetes educators to
help people with diabetes focus on seven key areas
- ADCES – Spanish Language Resources. - Spanish-language resources for diabetes educators and people with diabetes.
- ADCES – Quick Guides to Help You Manage Your Diabetes - themed guides to help people with diabetes navigate issues that they might face, such as blood glucose monitoring, cardiovascular disease, healthy holiday eating, lifestyle resources, medication taking, peer support, etc.
- American Diabetes Association: Know Diabetes by Heart- Teaming up: How To Play An Active Role In Your Health Care If You Have Diabetes To Minimize Your Heart Risk
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information Series for Adults: What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Adult Vaccines
- Choose MyPlate.gov - My Plate, My Wins Tips: An Active Lifestyle (English/Spanish) - Tip sheet provides ten tips on how to include physical activity into your lifestyle.
- Diabetic Living (Recipes) - Healthy, diabetic-friendly recipes from Diabetic Living Magazine
- Fotonovela: Do it for them! But for you too. (Hazlo por ellos! Per por ti) - Fotonovela tells the story of three women and their experiences making sure that their families are healthy.
- It's More than Food/Mas Que Comida (English/Spanish). Tasty recipes for people with diabetes and their families. This collection of Hispanic and Latino recipes provides guidelines to make diabetes friendly meals and includes nutritional facts.
- LA County Department of Public Health Educational Materials Library - Frequently Asked Questions: Understanding Diabetes English/Spanish
- LA County Department of Public Health Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources - Recipes, information on hunger and health, Rethink Your Drink, and physical activity resources.
- National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) – Knowledge and resources for living with diabetes - Website provides information and resources to help people with diabetes.
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - Take Diabetes to Heart Linking Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
- American Diabetes Association - About Us https://www.diabetes.org/about-us
- Association of Diabetes Care & Education - About ADCES https://www.diabeteseducator.org/about-adces>