Diabetes is a long-lasting (chronic) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. In many cases you can prevent diabetes by eating healthy foods and exercising consistently. In some cases, you may not be able to prevent diabetes, but you can learn to manage it to live a long, healthy life.
Below are some health-literacy friendly tools you can use to help patients and their caregivers better understand diabetes.
Diabetes Literacy and Numeracy Education Toolkit (DLNET), Vanderbilt University
Cultural and Health Literacy Considerations with Diabetes, American Association of Diabetes Educators
What is Diabetes? (teen cartoon), Jumo Health
What is Diabetes? (youth cartoon), Health Nuts Media
Understanding Diabetes, American Diabetes Association