12 Lessons of Diabetes Program
When patients and their families are handed a diabetes diagnosis, they can feel overwhelmed by the news. On top of that are all the changes that are needed in terms of lifestyle, diet, and healthcare. Plus there are many pieces to the education puzzle, from risk management, heart health, meal planning, weight management, to snacking and more. This program pulls together up-to-date information from experts in various fields in order to craft a comprehensive education program that will make a significant difference in the lives of your patients, improving their happiness, outlook, and health. You will provide an easy-to-teach (and learn!) program that looks great and puts you heads and shoulders ahead of all the other providers. Use it over and over again for years to come.
Approachable and Straightforward:
This 12 lesson program takes everything you need to know about diabetes and presents it in 12 straightforward lessons that are relevant to today's consumer. A diabetes diagnosis is often overwhelming and we have broken down this complicated information and put it into 12 lessons that support each patient all year long. This 12 lesson format has been very successful and is a great way to provide community service, group classes, and individual counseling.
Save Hundreds of Hours:
It would take you hundreds of hours to research this information, gather tips from experts, and write the handouts, PowerPoint shows, and lessons. We have done all the work -- including the graphics and page design -- for you. Your patients will win back their health and they might even recommend you to their friends.
The download on demand update program ensures this program is always up-to-date. Just request an update at any time and we will provide a digital update for free, or a printed update for 50% off.
Dozens of Channels and Expert Advice In One Resource:
This program offers a ton of information, presented simply and clearly, organized in a straightforward way. Many dietitians and researchers have come together to contribute their expertise to this program, including James J. Kenney, PhD, FACN, Barbara Hart, MS, RD, Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD, LD, Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, pharmacist Barbara Rogers, RPh, and nurse Karla Logston, RN, BS, CDE. Plus, the book features key recommendations from the American Diabetes Association, the CDC, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, MyPlate, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the National Institutes of Health, The National Cholesterol Program, and more!
Valuable Bonus Resources:
In addition to our 12 lessons, the new program also offers a fascinating FREE BONUS handout appendix that addresses...
- The pros and cons of diabetes medications
- Tips for proper wound care
- How to choose a glucose meter
- Guidance for special foot care
The program offers a full book, eBook with color printable handouts, participant workbooks, posters, PowerPoint shows, and more! This multiple media format provides multiple ways to communicate the lessons and messages. Use them in private counseling, community classes, online, and via email.
12 Relevant, Comprehensive Lessons:
These lessons are part of a new comprehensive diabetes education program by Food and Health Communications, Inc. All topics can be taught individually or as part of the 12 lesson program. All lessons also reflect the health messages provided by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. The topics are designed to support today’s consumers and aid them in understanding diabetes, enabling them to live a lifestyle that promotes balance and good health.
Here is what each lesson will do for the participants:
Lesson 1 - Diabetes 101 and Risk Factors
This lesson is the perfect introduction to diabetes. It will help participants develop a clear basic understanding of diabetes and its risk factors, as well as a general idea of what lifestyle changes will help control blood sugar. An overview of blood sugar is given.
Lesson 2 - Motivation and Smart Goal Setting
This lesson focuses on the whys and hows of making lifestyle changes in order to prevent getting diabetes or to improve life with diabetes. It will help participants learn to set achievable goals and determine which goals they need to focus on in order to live healthfully.
Lesson 3 - ABCs of Diabetes Management: A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol
This lesson reviews the basics of A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as the connection between diabetes and heart disease. It will help participants learn how to measure their A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, interpret what the numbers mean, and take steps to get their numbers to healthy levels. All of the new ADA cutpoints and numbers are given.
Lesson 4 - The Whys and Hows of Weight Management
This lesson explores why weight management is important and how participants can manage their weight successfully. It includes a rundown of how to measure BMI and waist circumference, along with a look at the effects of high BMI and waist circumference on health, especially as they relate to preventing and/or managing diabetes. This lesson also reviews key rules of successful weight management, laying out diet and exercise strategies to help participants take control of their weight.
Lesson 5 - Exercise to Lose and Control Weight
This lesson explores the many benefits of exercise, especially as it relates to diabetes, good health, and weight loss. It also includes motivation tips and recommendations about how much exercise people with diabetes should get in a typical week.It also reminds them to wear good shoes and take a snack or check blood sugar if they are taking insulin.
Lesson 6 - Healthful Eating with Diabetes
This lesson explores the nuts and bolts of healthful eating with diabetes. It includes a rundown of healthful meal and snack building blocks, along with a look at scheduling meals, especially as it relates to blood sugar control. This lesson also reviews the dangers of hypoglycemia, laying out warning signs and prevention strategies.
Lesson 7 - The Benefits of a Healthful Breakfast for Persons With Diabetes
This lesson takes a closer look at the health benefits of balanced breakfasts. It includes a review of the latest breakfast and diabetes research, offers a variety of tips for preparing healthful breakfasts, and features a variety of recipes for breakfast inspiration.
Lesson 8 - Make a Diabetes Plate
This lesson takes a closer look at the basics of balancing plates at each meal – the components and ratios that make healthful eating with diabetes easier. It helps participants internalize the idea that eating healthful meals comes down to building a balanced plate and offers approaches to lunches and dinners that are tasty and straightforward.
Lesson 9 - Carbohydrate Counting and Label Reading
This lesson helps participants learn to read Nutrition Facts labels, using that information to balance their carbohydrate consumption and improve their diets. Participants will learn about carbohydrates, focusing on which carbs to choose and the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar. The lesson also includes a discussion of common serving sizes and exchanges for foods that belong in each section of MyPlate, along with a review of strategies for reading Nutrition Facts labels and determining whether or not a product is healthful.
Lesson 10 - Shop Smart
This lesson helps participants explore healthful shopping habits. Participants will learn how to use the Fooducate app to evaluate foods, creating shopping lists while reviewing the building blocks of healthful meals. The lesson also includes an exploration of how to assemble a balanced shopping list, along with discussions about healthful, effective shopping strategies.
Lesson 11 - Snack Right
This lesson helps participants learn how to plan and prepare healthful snacks. Participants will evaluate various snacks, determining whether or not they are healthful, while reviewing the impact of healthful snacking on blood sugar management. Participants will also explore recipes for tasty snacks and sample different snack combinations.
Lesson 12 - Sugar Substitutes
This lesson helps participants learn about the pros and cons of various sugar substitutes. Participants will determine whether they need to avoid sugar and, if so, in what context. They will also explore the aspects of a wide variety of nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners, evaluating the effects of various sugar substitutes.
BONUS FREE Appendix:
Use this information to answer questions about eating and medications, glucose testing, and foot care.
This program includes a graduation certificate that you can pass along to attendees. There’s even space to include your contact information.
- 176-Page Book -- This book features all 12 lessons, each with a leader and activity guide. There’s also a bonus checklist to help you get organized.
- Loaded CD with...
- A PDF E-Book version of the printed book listed above with color handouts that are ready to print right now.
- 12 PowerPoint shows (an average of 38 slides each) that feature key lessons from each chapter. You’ll get over 450 slides of valuable information!
- 12 Posters:
- Want to Lose
- Getting Started
- Diabetes Check List
- Label Reading
- Blood Pressure
- How to Carb
- Healthy Plate
- Snacking Smart
- How to Eat
- E-Book PDF file of the 12 lessons book. It includes 176 pages of colorful handouts as well as leader and activity guides.
- 12 PowerPoint shows that feature key lessons from each chapter. These shows average 38 slides each and you’ll receive over 450 slides in total!
This Program Will:
- Help your clients learn how to manage diabetes quickly and successfully, putting them on the path to feeling “normal” again while getting their health under control.
- Make you look great as an educator. It’s chock-full of up-to-date scientific research and proven teaching tools, presented in a simple and aesthetically-pleasing way.
- Save you valuable time.
- Bring you new potential clients through a pharmacy or patient outreach program, allowing you to cross-sell more services.
- Improve client outreach and retention. When people are offered the tools they need, they will keep coming back and might even tell all their friends about you.
- Make your job much easier - why reinvent the wheel? With this program, you can get home on time!
Plus, your happiness and satisfaction are 100% guaranteed, and this program offers free digital updates (upon request) for LIFE!
It would cost hundreds of hours of your time plus hundreds of dollars in graphic design and digital photos to replicate this program. We have done all the work for you.
This product was made as a customer request from Kristy Heisner, RD. Kristy wished that our very successful 12 Lessons Programs were customized for patients with diabetes. We thought that was a brilliant idea. It took months to write this program and now you can have it in just a few minutes!
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