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    Texas Diabetes Program - Council
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    PO Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

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Free Diabetes Education Materials for Patients and Professionals

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publications & resources 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.

Use the descriptions below to determine which piece is best suited for your educational purpose, and order as needed.

To our web site visitors from outside of Texas: Single copies of the Texas Diabetes Council's publications that are not available for download from this page are available upon request. Phone 512-458-7490 for more information.

 

Ordering Instructions:

1. Order online using the Texas Department of State Health Services Forms and Literature Inquiry and Order Entry System.

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 should 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 mailed to:

Health and Human Services Warehouse
Admin Support
1111 West North Loop
Warehouse Facility (MC6694)
Austin, Texas 78756

Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery


Texas Diabetes Council Literature Catalog

 

Download the Texas Diabetes Council Literature Catalog by clicking here (PDF, 629 kb, viewing information). This PDF file contains a listing of diabetes literature with catalog numbers and maximum order amounts. Titles can be previewed below.

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. Items without a catalog number are not available for order, but may be downloaded and printed as needed.

 

Taking Charge of Your Health:  Controlling Diabetes One Day at a Time

Hagase Cargo De Su Salud

Taking Charge of Your Health: Controlling Diabetes One Day at a Time
Catalog #10-21 and 10-21A

Description: 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.

Intended Use: 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.
Size: 8.5" X 11"

PDF View English version in PDF format (738 kb, viewing information, #10-21)

PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (576 kb, viewing information, #10-21A)

PDF Distribution Instructions (19 kb, viewing information)

Food for Life

Food for Life-Living Well with Diabetes
Catalog #10-24 and 10-24A

Description: 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.

Intended Use: One-on-one patient education with a nutritionist or diabetes educator.
Size: 6.5" X 10"

PDF View English version in PDF format (950 kb, viewing information, #10-24)

PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (891 kb, viewing information, #10-24A)

Getting the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

Getting the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease
Catalog #10-41 and 10-41A

Description: Brochure describing diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma and ways to prevent vision loss.

Size: 8.5" X 5.5" (unfolds to approx. 8.5" X 22")

PDF View English version in PDF format (423 kb, viewing information, #10-41)

PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (354 kb, viewing information, #10-41A)

Give Your Child a Healthy Headstart

Give Your Child a Healthy Headstart
Catalog #10-22 and 10-22A

Description: Healthy eating and exercise tips for parents aimed at preventing childhood obesity.

Size: 8.5" X 5.5" (unfolds to approx. 8.5" X 22")

PDF View English version in PDF format (557 kb, viewing information, #10-22)

PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (581 kb, viewing information, #10-22A)

Coulc You Have Diabetes?

Title: Could You Have Diabetes? (a quiz)
Catalog #10-27 and 10-27A

Description: Details risk factors and symptoms of diabetes to assist reader in determining if he or she is at risk for diabetes.

Intended Use: To be displayed in physicians' offices, pharmacies, health fairs and other locations where people are seeking health information.
Size: 8.5" x 4"

PDF View English version in PDF format (90 kb, viewing information)
PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (92 kb, viewing information)
Living with Diabetes

Title: Living with Diabetes (a guide)
Catalog #10-28 and 10-28A

Description: Assists the patient in keeping track of doctor visits, lab tests/results, and serves as a checklist for their diabetes management plan.

Intended Use: To be used by the patient to prepare for doctor visits and serves as a patient/physician discussion guide during the visit.
Size: 8.5" x 4"

PDF View English version in PDF format (85 kb, viewing information)
PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (90 kb, viewing information)
Gestational Diabetes, My pregnancy, My baby, and me

Title: Gestational Diabetes: My Pregnancy, My Baby, and Me
Catalog #13-209 and 13-209A

Description: A booklet to help pregnant women understand this type of diabetes

Size: 8.375" x 7"


PDF View English version in PDF format (735 kb, viewing information)
PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (770 kb, viewing information)
Gestational Diabetes: Eating for Your Baby's Health

Title: Gestational Diabetes: Eating for Your Baby's Health
Catalog #13-210 and 13-210A

Description: Nutrition information for pregnant women with gestational diabetes

Size: 4 " x 9 "


PDF View English version in PDF format (1.1 mb, viewing information)
PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (1.1 mb, viewing information)


Title: Diabetes Health Record (Diabetes Card)

Catalog #10-25 and 10-25A

Description: 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.

Intended Use: 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"

PDF View English version in PDF format (116 kb, viewing information)
PDF View Spanish version in PDF format (121 kb, viewing information)

Title: Foot Poster
Catalog #10-26 and 10-26A

Description: Colorful drawing of feet with the message "If You Have Diabetes, Take Off Your Shoes and Socks"

Intended Use: To be posted in physicians' offices and other locations where persons with diabetes may have their feet examined. Size: 11" x 17"

 

TMF Health Quality InstituteTitle:  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.

Description:  Patient Handouts in English and Spanish developed by the TMF Health Quality Institute

Intended Use:  Diabetes Self-Mangement Education

PDF Eating Healthy - English (524 kb, viewing information)
PDF Eating Healthy - Spanish (527 kb, viewing information)
PDF Feet and Shoes - English (1.5 mb, viewing information)
PDF Feet and Shoes - Spanish (1.5 mb, viewing information)
PDF Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia - English (2.4 mb, viewing information)
PDF Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia - Spanish (2.4 mb, viewing information)
PDF Blood Glucose Numbers - English and Spanish (342 kb, viewing information)
PDF Blood Sugar Guidelines - English and Spanish (2.3 mb, viewing information)
PDF How to Check Your Blood Sugar - English and Spanish (1.2 mb, viewing information)
PDF How Do My Medicines Work? - English and Spanish (507 kb, viewing information)
PDF Sitting Exercises - English and Spanish (121 kb, viewing information)
PDF Understanding Food Labels - English and Spanish (1.8 mb, viewing information)
PDF Additional Tests and Procedures - English and Spanish (1.2 mb, viewing information)  
PDF Be Safe with Needles - English and Spanish (281 kb, viewing information)

Last updated November 26, 2012