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The following resources can help you stay on top of what you need to know about diabetes:

  1.   Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? - This booklet defines diabetes and reviews the signs and symptoms of the disease. It discusses the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and the ways it can be prevented.
  2.   Control Your Diabetes For Life - Tips for Feeling Better and Staying Healthy - This booklet provides an action plan for diabetes control that includes tips on knowing, reaching and maintaining blood glucose levels.
  3.   Financial Help for Diabetes Care - Many people who have diabetes need help paying some of the bills. It's a good idea to start by looking for an insurance plan that covers as many diabetes-related expenses as possible. A variety of governmental and nongovernmental programs exist to help, depending on whether you qualify. This publication discusses the options.
  4.   What I Need to Know about Eating and Diabetes - This publication reviews diabetes nutrition basics, including what, when, and how much a person with diabetes should eat. It discusses healthier ways to buy, cook and eat foods to achieve good blood glucose control.
  5.   Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 - This booklet helps patients to manage their diabetes, by giving advice on eating healthy, checking blood glucose levels and keeping in touch with a healthcare physician.
  1. American Diabetes Association
  2.   National Diabetes Education Program
  3.   National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, NIDDK, NIH, HHS