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Diabetes Patient Education Materials

See below for our new diabetes patient education materials! All of these materials can be downloaded here or are available in a booklet for patients by phoning the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at (207) 396-8570. All of these documents can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may get a free copy by going to the Adobe Web site (you will leave the MaineHealth site) and click on the "Get Acrobat Reader" button. If you have a Palm OS, Pocket PC or Symbian OS and need to download Acrobat reader software for these mobile devices click here for the correct link within the Acrobat Web site.

For more information about the TARGET Diabetes! Program at MaineHealth, please send an email to Diane Skog, program manager, or call (207) 661-7534.

Maine Diabetes Support Group List

What is Diabetes?  Click here to learn what diabetes is and the importance of learning how to manage diabetes.

Diabetes Symptoms  There are many symptoms of diabetes. Click here to learn what they are.

Diabetes Stays With You Every Day  Click here to learn more on how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

First Steps Towards Healthy Eating  Click here to learn how to control your blood sugar through healthy eating habits.

Have You Moved Enough Today?  Physical activity is key in controlling your diabetes. Click here to learn more.

Medicines for Diabetes  Click here to find out more about the different types of medications used to treat diabetes.

The Importance of Blood Sugar Testing  Click here for an overview of blood sugar testing.

Low Blood Sugar  Click here to learn the symptoms of low blood sugar and the steps to take if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Sick Day Guidelines  Click here for suggestions on how to manage brief illnesses if you have diabetes.

Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy  If your are pregnant and have diabetes, there are certain things you should do before and during your pregnancy to ensure a healthy baby! Click here for more information.

Coping With Diabetes  Click here to for some tips on how to live well with diabetes.

How Can You Learn More About Diabetes?  Click here to find out about diabetes education programs in your community.

Diabetes Goal Contract  Use this Diabetes Goal Contract to help you manage your diabetes and set goals for yourself.

Goal Setting Tool for Patients with Diabetes  This is a tool that you can use to start setting goals for managing your diabetes. It will walk you through how to set short and long-term goals and the steps you can take to achieve your goals.

Resources in this section:
Diabetes Links
Diabetes Clinical Tools

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