Diabetes Support Resources

Diabetes Support provides ongoing support to people with diabetes to maintain and reinforce upon the skills knowledge, and lifestyle changes gained from Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services. Diabetes Support is a great way for patients to connect with resources in their community. We hope the resources below will be useful to both you and your patients/clients.

Education Recognition Programs (link is external)
The ADA’s recognized DSMES programs help individuals gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive with diabetes. The program’s certified educators are ready to work with you to find practical solutions that fit your personal needs. Visit (link is external) to find a location near you.

Diabetes Support Toolkit
The purpose of this Diabetes Support toolkit is to provide information and guidance that will help providers and educators meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), specifically Standard 8, Ongoing Support.

Diabetes Support Plan
This Diabetes Support Plan can be used by providers and educators to personalize and identify local resources and activities as part of ongoing diabetes support.

Ask the Experts (link is external)
Ask the Experts is a free Q&A series created to help tackle issues commonly faced by people living with diabetes and wondering about the relationship between diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Individuals can ask their questions—online or on the phone—in a live Q&A with ADA diabetes experts.

Diabetes Food Hub (link is external)
Diabetes Food Hub is a cooking and recipe destination made for people living with diabetes and their families. The Diabetes Food Hub includes an interactive Meal Planner, editable Grocery List tool and Healthy Tips from ADA food and nutrition experts.

Diabetes Placemats (link is external)
Our Diabetes Placemats provide a simple guide to planning meals and managing portions. The diabetes placemats are a great resource for health educators and patients. The sample pack of seven different diabetes placemats include: Classic, Southern, Hispanic, Vegetarian, Asian, Indian, and Pacific Islander. 

Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program (link is external)
Through this free year-long program available in English and Spanish, participants receive guidance on emotional well-being, healthy eating, getting active, and more. Participants receive six informational digital packages, a monthly e-newsletter with tips and resources and opportunities to find support from others living with diabetes.

Patient Education Library
Our Patient Education Library has more than 170 free downloadable or printable PDF materials on a range of diabetes-related topics. We encourage you to share these with your patients/clients. Materials are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.