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Accurate Insulin Decisions (AID)

Source: The AID program is a joint initiative of The Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, and Diabetes Nation.

The Accurate Insulin Decisions (AID) program offers decision support tools and educational resources on mealtime insulin to help people with diabetes better manage their disease. This program can help patients learn to set realistic goals and decide if mealtime insulin can help them achieve those goals, based on their lifestyle and priorities. The interactive decision aid covers topics such as when to take insulin, when to test blood sugar, and how to adjust mealtime insulin. Resources for physicians guide them in determining whether mealtime insulin may be appropriate for individual patients and when to refer someone to an endocrinologist or diabetes educator.

Diabetes and You: All Medicines Matter

Source: National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

This two-page document will help patients with diabetes understand approaches to managing all their medication's safely.

Diabetes Zone Self-Management Tool - Spanish

Source: TMF Quality Innovation Network

(En Espanol) Download this tool as a reference to help you better manage your diabetes at home.

Insulin Injection Know-How

Source: AADE

Gives an overview of injection device choices, discusses injection technique and site rotation.

Know the Difference: Diabetes Self-Management Education, Everyone with Diabetes Counts, and National Diabetes Prevention Program

Source: QIO & EDC

This is a resource for both beneficiaries, caregivers, and providers that outlines the differences between three different diabetic management programs: 
1) Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program
2) Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) 
3) National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

So You Need to Take Insulin - A Guide

Source: Health Quality Innovators

This document helps to explain facts about taking insulin, as well as provides a series of questions that you may bring to your next appointment to better understand taking insulin.

Symptoms of Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia - An Illustrative Guide

Source: Health Quality Innovators

Use this print-out to identify signs of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, and to be better prepared if this happens. This tool is also available in Spanish.

Tips and Tricks for Better Insulin Injections

Source: AADE

Addresses concerns such as discomfort upon injections or what to do if some insulin leaks back out. Could be helpful for the patient, or the caregiver if a caregiver gives the injections.

Understanding Insulin

Source: AADE

Discusses the role of insulin in controlling diabetes and provides facts in response to common assumptions people have about insulin.

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