Diabetes Information for Patients and Providers

Good diabetes care management begins with education. Independence-4-Seniors understands the need for diabetes care information that can be trusted.

Contact Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage County to learn if your clients or loved ones could be a good fit for our specialized in-home care services. You may also like to review the resources below for diabetes care information.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about diabetes care management.

American Diabetes Association Diabetes 24/7 Program
This application from the American Diabetes Association allows you to securely import data from your doctor, pharmacy or laboratory and track information such as blood glucose, A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity, medications and weight. Graphs and charts can be viewed online or printed.

12 Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications
WebMD provides this informative slideshow of simple ways to keep complications from diabetes at bay.

Introduction to Blood Glucose Meters
There are about 75 different types of blood glucose meters available in the United States, each with a variety of features. This link lists some things to consider before making a blood glucose meter choice.

2011 Consumer Guide to Blood Glucose Meters
Diabetes Forecast compares the features of the most popular blood glucose meters in this easy to read chart.

Diabetes Basics: Divide Up Your Plate for Healthy Eating
This video shows how to properly portion vegetables and fruits, protein and starches on a plate to create a well-balanced meal.

 


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