Diabetes Tools
Downloadable PDF Tools and Calculators
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These printable tools can help keep you motivated and on track as you begin or continue making healthy changes that are part of your overall treatment plan for type 2 diabetes.

Click one of the tabs below to download and print the tools available in that section.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Tools can help you keep track of important information about your diabetes outside of doctor appointments and caregiver sessions.
  • Educational Resources are tools that can help you better understand and manage your diabetes.

My Medication List

A printable chart for tracking your medications, including name, dosage, and time of day for each.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 420 KB and 1 page.)


Hypoglycemia Checklist

A list of hypoglycemia symptoms you can check and bring to your next appointment, plus immediate actions you can take if you have low blood sugar.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 355 KB and 1 page.)


My Blood Sugar Log

A printable 7-day log for recording blood sugar numbers at mealtimes and nighttime.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 429 KB and 1 page.)


My Test Goal Numbers

A printable tool for tracking your numbers for blood sugar control, cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight management.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 430 KB and 1 page.)


Carb-Counting Quick Reference

A convenient chart of serving sizes for common carbohydrate-containing foods.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 425 KB and 1 page.)


Daily Activity Checklist

A convenient way to track and complete daily activities that will help manage your type 2 diabetes.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 800 KB and 4 pages.)


Exercise Journal

Helps you track your daily physical activity. Includes tips and examples on how to start an exercise program.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 610 KB and 2 pages.)





Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Basic information on what happens when you have type 2 diabetes, and the problems surrounding high blood sugar.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 986 KB and 2 pages.)


Frequently Asked Questions About Type 2 Diabetes

Answers to common questions you may have about this chronic disease.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 615 KB and 2 pages.)


Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Taking An Active Role

This comprehensive booklet provides information, tips, and resources for controlling your diabetes through self-management. It includes facts on diabetes, ways to help control the disease, how to make the most of your doctor appointments, and more.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be 6 MB and 32 pages.)


Taking Medications for Diabetes

Information about how diabetes medications can affect different parts of the body, the importance of a medication routine, and the precautions to take if you are taking other medications.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 377 KB and 1 page.)


Managing Diabetes: The A1C Test

A brief explanation of the A1C test and the meanings behind the numbers.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 347 KB and 1 page.)


Sick-Day Plan

Do's and don'ts for controlling blood sugar if you are home sick, featuring customizable areas for your specific needs.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be up to 383 KB and 1 page.)


Diabetes Facts

A brief summary of diabetes, its symptoms, and the parts of your body that can be affected most—plus an “A to G” list of ways to help control your diabetes.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be 814 KB and 2 pages.)


If You Have Diabetes...Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers

This handy information sheet talks about the importance of blood sugar control as an important element in managing type 2 diabetes and reducing the chances of long-term complications.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be 600 KB and 2 pages.)


Doctor Conversation Starter

Questions that you can use to start a conversation about type 2 diabetes with your health care provider.

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(Depending on your choice, the PDF could be 322 KB and 1 page.)