Making healthy lifestyle changes, eating well, and being active can affect your diabetes in a positive way. These behavior changes are the foundation of every diabetes treatment plan and can lead to better blood glucose control and better overall health.1 Learning how to slowly incorporate changes over a period of time is the best way to develop healthy habits.

The Wellness Network recognizes the importance of these skills and is making available newly refreshed educational resources in these critical areas of self-care. Focused on nutrition, exercise, and behavior change, these patient-centered videos provide step-by-step instruction on how to create a behavior change plan, offer instruction on skills such as reading a food label or managing portion sizes, and offer problem-solving tips to overcoming common barriers people face when starting to make these changes. At their core, these videos demonstrate how, by working with your diabetes care team, you can improve your diabetes management, feel better, and do more.

As healthcare providers working with people with diabetes to become successful diabetes managers, these programs are excellent tools in helping you set a course with each client, meeting them where they are along their journey.

The educational programs in this latest release include:

Healthy Food Choices

  • Choosing Carbohydrates Wisely When You Have Diabetes
  • Choosing Fats Wisely When You Have Diabetes
  • Managing Portion Sizes When You Have Diabetes
  • The Importance of Healthy Eating When You Have Diabetes

Shopping and Cooking

  • Reading the Food Label When You Have Diabetes
  • Choosing Healthy Foods Without a Food Label When You Have Diabetes
  • Fill Your Shopping Cart with Fruits and Vegetables
  • Preparing Foods in Healthful Ways When You Have Diabetes
  • Controlling Fats When Shopping and Cooking
  • Portion Size Tips for Shopping and Cooking

Dining Out

  • Making Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants
  • Tools to Help You Manage Food Choices When Dining Out
  • Selecting Healthy Foods From Different Cuisines When You Have Diabetes
  • Strategies for Healthy Eating at Social Events

Insulin

  • Understanding Insulin
  • Using Insulin Safely

 

Lifestyle Changes

  • Changes that Lead to Better Diabetes Control
  • Setting Long-term Diabetes Self-Management Goals
  • Short-term Goals Lead to Long-term Diabetes Management
  • Keeping Records for Tracking Your Progress
  • Overcoming Common Diabetes Self-Care Barriers
  • Keeping Motivated and Rewarding Your Diabetes Self-Care Progress
  • Finding Support to Help You Reach Your Diabetes Self-Care Goals

Getting Active

  • The Value of Exercise When You Have Diabetes
  • Include All Types of Exercise
  • Creating An Exercise Routine When You Have Diabetes
  • Diabetes and Exercise Safety Tips
  • Exercise and Hypoglycemia
  • How Activity and Movement Lower Blood Glucose

Blood Glucose Monitoring

  • The Need for Blood Glucose Monitoring and Record Keeping
  • Long-Term Complications and A1c Value
  • Understanding Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Oral Medications

  • How Oral Diabetes Medications Work
  • Using Oral Diabetes Medications Safely

Our team will be at AADE 2019 in Booth 1440 and would love to share more about our Diabetes Solution that combines proven engagement tools paired with credible educational resources to help diabetes patients live healthier, longer lives, reduce risks, and meet your core compliance initiatives!


References

[1] American Diabetes Association, “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2019.” Diabetes Care 2019 Jan; 42(Supplement 1): S46-S60. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/42/Supplement_1/S46.