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Patient Education Materials

Patient Education Materials

NEW! Introducing 40 Educational Handouts on Using Insulin Low Literacy and Very Low Literacy Versions Available ACU and the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation announce the release of 40 educational handouts for patients who are starting insulin. Each handout is written in easy to understand language with simple illustrations. The handouts are available in both English and Spanish and two literacy levels: low literacy and very low literacy. The handouts are free to download and distribute. Using Insulin to Treat Your Diabetes: What It Means for You English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) About Insulin English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Insulin Syringes and Pens English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Injecting Insulin English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Needle Safety English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Managing Daily Doses of Insulin English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Measuring Your Blood Sugar English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Tracking Blood Sugar Results English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Diet and Exercise English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Travel Tips English, low literacy (PDF) / very low literacy (PDF) Spanish, low literacy (P Continue reading >>

Diabetes & Hispanic Farmworkers: A Family Affair

Diabetes & Hispanic Farmworkers: A Family Affair

By Elisabeth Almekinder RN, BA, CDE 2 Comments One of my favorite diabetes classes to teach is my migrant farmworkers class. This class lets me get right in community health grass roots programs where diabetes education can really make a difference. What they lack in resources, they gain in community and family support that is unmistakably helpful and effective, not to mention uplifting. Before we continue with this article, I wanted to let you know we have researched and compiled science-backed ways to stick to your diet and reverse your diabetes. Want to check out our insights? Download our free PDF Guide Power Foods to Eat here. A large migrant farmworker class, which included children, grandchildren, and community members, was held at the local high schools health center. Along with a healthy meal, daycare was provided as well as Spanish materials for diabetes management. All class members signed a release for pictures. Henrico, a farmworker, came in to see the nurse practitioner. He had lost 30 pounds recently. He was cachectic, literally bones with skin pulled over it. He was limping into the clinic in his work boots, favoring his left leg. The lab did a random blood sugar that was 1064 mg/dL. He looked dehydrated, and exhausted. Melina, one of our farmworker staff, walked him in. Melina interpreted, I feel very tired, she said. The worst part was when Henrico took his boots off. Inside his work boots, with dirty socks from working the fields that morning, Enrico had a blister. It looked just like an ordinary looking blister. The nurse practitioner said, Oh my, thats not good. I couldnt hide the concern on my face. With a blood sugar of over 1000 mg/dL, Henricos blister could be of great concern. He was admitted to the hospital that day, where he received treatme Continue reading >>

On-line Diabetes Resources

On-line Diabetes Resources

This Web page brings together in one place descriptions of and links to only those Web pages in languages other than English dealing with diabetes, but is linked to the 15 other On-line Diabetes Resources pages dealing with other Web pages, other parts of the Internet, and other on-line services. Those links that I think are especially valuable are marked in red. Other Resources Please also note the Diabetes Monitor's excellent resource, DIABETES on the Web: Websites Multilinguisticos, for additional sites in Chinese, Danish, Dutch/Nederlands, French/Français, German/Deutsch, Italian/Italiano, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese/Português, Spanish/Español, and Swedish/Svensk. A very useful on-line translation resource is "AltaVista: Translate" at Some of the sites below also have English-language versions, as noted: Added June 16, 2009: Netspiren.dk in Copenhagen, Denmark, focuses on diabetes and has online advisors. The URL is Added May 20, 2009: Med24 is a shop which sells products including monitors and a lot of hard to get nutritional products relevant to people with diabetes. The URL is Updated July 26, 2008: Pharma-Marketing Ltd. in Budapest, Hungary, is a diabetes-related company. This company was the first to introduce insulin pump treatment in Hungary (first with Disetronic, now with Roche) and currently is the number one insulin pump distributor and service provider there. They also distribute blood glucose meters and strips. The company just started to work with Abbott Diabetes Care as well. The URL is Inzulinpumpa Added January 28, 2008: Prodiabet is a diabetes store in Chile. The URL is Added December 14, 2007: MyPhotoDiet.com was started by a family physician and nurse practitioner to help teach their patients to eat a healthy diet. People with diabetes can Continue reading >>

Diabetes Patient Education Materials

Diabetes Patient Education Materials

Ethnic Foods and Blood Sugar: Guides for Patients Cambodian Foods That Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Cambodian Patients This presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Cambodian Americans. Authored by Julianne Williams. For more information about how it was developed, click here, and select 'view documentation'. The narrated file may take a few moments to load. Scroll-over video for table of contents. How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Ethiopian and Eritrean Patients with Diabetes This presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Ethiopian and Eritrean Americans and includes photos of foods, meal comparisons, portion sizes, and some information about managing diabetes during periods of fasting. Authored by Mei Yook Woo. For more information about how it was developed, click here, and select 'view documentation'. How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Iraqi and Syrian Patients with Diabetes This education is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Iraqi and Syrian Americans and includes photos of foods, meal comparisons, portion sizes, and some information about managing diabetes during periods of fasting. Authored by Toi Sennhauser. For more information about how it was developed, click here, and select 'view documentation'. How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Latino Patients with Diabetes This bilingual presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during Continue reading >>

Nkf Brochures

Nkf Brochures

For multiple copies and distribution or commercial use, please contact NKF for copyright permission. Copyright Information The information, text, logos, images, pictures, video or audio (collectively, the Content) included in and constituting the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Website are protected by applicable U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws, and may not be used in any form in whole or in part without prior written permission of the Foundation. Single copies of the Content of the NKF Website may be printed for personal or educational purposes without permission, and must include the original copyright notice. General Topics Health Issues Lifestyle Nutrition Organ and Tissue Donation Palliative Care Treatments for Kidney Failure NKF Brochures - Spanish ACERCA DE LA ENFERMEDAD RENAL CRÓNICA: UNA GUÍA PARA PACIENTES About Chronic Kidney Disease: A Guide for Patients CENAR AFUERA CON CONFIANZA: Una guía para pacientes con enfermedad renal​ Dining Out With Confidence: A Guide for Patients With Kidney Disease DIABETES: Los ojos, el corazón, los nervios, los pies y los riñones Diabetes: The Eyes, Heart , Nerves, Kidneys and Feet EL CONTROL DEL HIERRO: Cuando Tiene Enfermedad Renal o Insuficiencia Renal IRON CONTROL: When You Have Kidney Disease or Renal Failure Lo que Necesita Saber sobre el ACCESO VASCULAR Hemodialysis Access: What You Need to Know NUTRICIÓN Y ENFERMEDAD RENAL CRÓNICA (ETAPAS 1 A 4) - ¿Está obteniendo lo que necesita? Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease: Stages 1–4 NUTRICIÓN E INSUFICIENCIA RENAL (E TA PA 5) - ¿Está obteniendo lo que necesita? Nutrition and Kidney Failure (Stage 5): Are You Getting What You Need? Continue reading >>

Free Patient Education Material

Free Patient Education Material

The materials on this website (brochures, food guides, pocket guides etc.) may be reproduced and disseminated in any media in its original format, without modification, for informational, educational and non-commercial purposes only. A nominal sum to cover costs of reproduction and distribution can be assessed. Any modification or use of the materials in any derivative work is prohibited without prior permission of the California Department of Public Health; Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division. This material is here to help you manage your gestational diabetes. You may download and/or print as needed. However, this material is copyrighted and should not be modified in any manner. Unless otherwise specified, all documents in this section are PDFs. None of these materials are meant to take the place of professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Continue reading >>

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