Unique programs and resources for people living with diabetes

Living with diabetes requires daily attention and commitment—often for the whole family. Lilly Diabetes has developed unique programs and partnerships to provide inspiration, recognition, and education to help people impacted by diabetes manage the challenges of the disease.

Downloadable Diabetes Educational Materials

The diabetes educational materials here are intended to help you manage your diabetes or help care for someone with diabetes.

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Getting Started

Introduction to Type 2 Diabetes

Get facts about type 2 diabetes, and get tips on healthy changes you can make to help manage it.

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Why Blood Sugar Is Important

Find out more about the role of blood sugar in diabetes. Included is a blood sugar journal to track your numbers and help you work with your healthcare provider.

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Exercise: Small Moves, Big Difference

Adding more physical activity to your everyday routine can be an important part of managing diabetes. Here’s how to get started, and some tips for making it fun!

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Staying Motivated

Balancing Your Plate

Does your plate have the right balance of protein, carbs, and vegetables? Learn simple guidelines that can help you plan your meals and eat healthier with diabetes.

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Healthy Portions

Small changes like eating more sensible portions can make a big difference in eating healthier with diabetes. Use this handy guide to help you estimate healthy portions.

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Exercise: Small Moves, Big Difference

Adding more physical activity to your everyday routine can be an important part of managing diabetes. Here’s how to get started, and some tips for making it fun!

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Taking New Steps

Why Carb Counting Is Important

Once you’re comfortable spotting carbs, get tips for counting the amount of carbs in your meals. This guide can help you manage your sugar levels by managing your carbs.

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Diabetes Changes

It’s normal for diabetes—and the way you treat it—to progress over time. Get tips on staying motivated as you manage your diabetes.

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The Spinner

Carbohydrates are an important part of healthy eating. Use this food spinner to help your child estimate how many carbs are in some common foods.

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Companion Resources for Everyday Life

Daily Meal Planning Guide

Use this meal planning guide to make smart food choices that can help manage blood sugar (glucose).

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The Spinner

Carbohydrates are an important part of healthy eating. Use this food spinner to help your child estimate how many carbs are in some common foods.

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Self-Care Diary

Use this diary to track your A1C and daily blood sugars. The Self-Care Diary can help you be an active partner in managing your diabetes.

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Resources for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Log Book

A log book that kids use daily for recording their blood sugar, insulin, and grams of carbohydrates (carbs).

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Caring for an Older Adult with Diabetes

"Older Adults with Diabetes" from the American Diabetes Association

Travel Resources

"When You Travel" from the American Diabetes Association

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Multicultural Diabetes Resources

National Minority Quality Form

"Live Empowered" from the American Diabetes Association

EsTuDiabetes

MedlinePlus