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Free Education Materials for Patients & Professionals
Each year, the Texas Diabetes Council stocks free diabetes education materials available by request through the Texas Department of State Health Services warehouse.
In order to continue this valuable service, please order quantities that you know you will be using in one-on-one patient education or for your own learning purposes. The Texas Diabetes Council wants everyone who can benefit from these materials to receive copies; however, many, such as “Taking Charge of Your Health,” should not be distributed in large quantities at health fairs and other events targeting the general public. Simple, less expensive brochures, such as “Could You Have Diabetes?” are more suitable for general diabetes awareness.
Texas Diabetes Council Literature Catalog
Download the Texas Diabetes Council Literature Catalog (PDF, 806 KB). This PDF file contains a listing of diabetes literature with catalog numbers and maximum order amounts. Titles can be previewed below.
(Note: Catalog numbers followed by the letter “A” indicate Spanish-language versions. Be sure to request English or Spanish versions through use of the correct catalog number and by writing “Spanish” or “English” after the title of the item ordered.)
Catalog #10-21 and 10-21A
Taking Charge of Your Health: Controlling Diabetes One Day at a Time
Provides an introduction to diabetes topics such as medications, low blood sugar, heart health, foot care, eye care, family support and kidney disease. Contains charts for patient goals, and food and medicine records, as well as checklists for diabetes management.
Teaching tool for use with low-literacy diabetes patients. Intended for reference during one-on-one patient education with a diabetes educator and as a reminder for the patient of management goals discussed during education sessions.
Catalog #10-24 and 10-24A
Food for Life-Living Well with Diabetes
20-page booklet for meal planning with patients who have diabetes. Using a modified food guide pyramid, “Food for Life” provides serving sizes for popular items from each food group, food preparation and healthy eating tips, and a food diary.
One-on-one patient education with a nutritionist or diabetes educator.
Catalog #10-41 and 10-41A
Catalog #10-22 and 10-22A
Catalog #10-27 and 10-27A
Could You Have Diabetes?
Details risk factors and symptoms of diabetes to assist reader in determining if he or she is at risk for diabetes.
To be displayed in physicians’ offices, pharmacies, health fairs and other locations where people are seeking health information
Catalog #10-28 and 10-28A
Living with Diabetes
Assists the patient in keeping track of doctor visits, lab tests/results, and serves as a checklist for their diabetes management plan.
To be used by the patient to prepare for doctor visits and serves as a patient/physician discussion guide during the visit.
Catalog #13-209 and 13-209A
Catalog #13-210 and 13-210A
Catalog #10-25 and 10-25A
Diabetes Health Record (Diabetes Card)
Simple, wallet-size card containing a medical record for recording dates and results of routine exams and procedures for patients with diabetes. Reverse side contains checklists for patients to follow in managing their diabetes.
Reminder for patients and physicians of laboratory values, exams, and education that each person with diabetes should be receiving on an ongoing basis. Size: 3.5″ X 2.25″
Catalog #10-26 and 10-26A
Colorful drawing of feet with the message “If You Have Diabetes, Take Off Your Shoes and Socks”
To be posted in physicians’ offices and other locations where persons with diabetes may have their feet examined. Size: 11″ x 17″
Order Form for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy
This form was created to capture all information required for successful patient referral. The back of the form has helpful information about DSME, including an algorithm describing when patients should be referred for additional services.
This form is a guide for use by primary care physicians or specialists to refer patients with diabetes to DSME. The completed form should be faxed to the diabetes educator.
Download English (PDF, 325 kb)
DSME Patient Flyer
This flyer describes how diabetes educators can help patients manage their diabetes with customized advice and guidance. It explains the specific benefits of diabetes self-management education (DSME) and encourages patients to follow through with their referral.
This flyer should be given to patients when they are referred for DSME.
Empowerment is Strong Medicine Poster
Motivational poster provides a positive message about diabetes self-management education and encourages patients to talk with their doctor about it.
To be displayed in the physicians’ reception area or exam rooms in conjunction with the companion card shown below. Poster can also be used at health fairs or other locations where people seek health information.
Empowerment is Strong Medicine Card
This companion card lists specific benefits of diabetes self-management education and promotes doctor-patient dialogue.
To be displayed either separately or in conjunction with the poster and distributed to patients or others seeking health information.
TMF Health Quality Institute Patient Handouts
Not available for order through the Health and Human Services Warehouse. Download and print copies as needed using files below.
Patient Handouts in English and Spanish developed by the TMF Health Quality Institute
Intended Use: Diabetes Self-Mangement Education Viewing Information
- Eating Healthy – English (PDF, 524 kb)
- Eating Healthy – Spanish (PDF, 527 kb)
- Feet and Shoes – English (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Feet and Shoes – Spanish (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia – English (PDF, 2.4 MB)
- Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia – Spanish (PDF, 2.4 MB)
- Blood Glucose Numbers – English and Spanish ( PDF, 342 kb)
- Blood Sugar Guidelines – English and Spanish (PDF, 2.3 MB)
- How to Check Your Blood Sugar – English and Spanish (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- How Do My Medicines Work? – English and Spanish (PDF, 507 kb)
- Sitting Exercises – English and Spanish (PDF, 121 kb)
- Understanding Food Labels – English and Spanish (PDF, 1.8 MB)
- Additional Tests and Procedures – English and Spanish (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Be Safe with Needles – English and Spanish (PDF, 281 kb)
1. Order online using the HHSC Forms and Print Product Catalog
If you do not have internet access or are having difficulty ordering online, submit a request in writing (below).
2. Submit a request in writing using a Texas Department of State Health Services Form No. AG-30 (see page 2 of literature catalog) to the Health and Human Services Warehouse. Written requests must contain the following information:
- Requestor’s Name
- Shipping Address (For larger orders, please provide a street address, NOT a post office box.)
- Organization, Affiliation or Professional Status (If applicable)
- Catalog number(s) and title(s) of items requested
- Quantity (Most items limited to a maximum of 100 copies per order)
- Date requested
Requests Should Be Made To:
HHSA Cons. Warehouse Admin Support
12300 Technology Blvd.
Warehouse Facility (MC 6694)
Austin, Texas 78727
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.