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Diabetes Education Resources For Self-Management

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The Diabetes Center of Excellence (DCOE) care team will provide you with valuable handouts, tools and informational resources. Below are some at your fingertips.

UMass Memorial
Diabetes Center of Excellence
Patient Handbook 


Click on the following links to learn more

BLOOD GLUCOSE

HEALTHY EATING & NUTRITION

INSULIN

INSULIN PUMPS

PREPARING FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS OR PROCEDURES

More Diabetes Topics

Diabetes Alert Day

Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday of March.  Take the Risk Test.

Nurse Practitioners in Diabetes Care

Many people don't understand the role and capabilities of a nurse practitioner when it comes to diabetes care. Learn how NPs care for people at the UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence.

Banting and Best Isolate Insulin - 1921 

On July 27, 1921, Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolated the insulin hormone for the very first time.

First Human Insulin Injection to Treat Diabetes

On January 11, 1922, 14-year-old Leonard Thompson became the first person to ever receive an insulin injection as a life-saving treatment for diabetes.

TIPS & VIDEOS
for
Diabetes
Management

  • Goal Setting
  • Stress Management
  • Diabetes at Work
  • Travel Preparation
  • Managing Illness

Carb Counting

Carbohydrate counting is a meal planning tool for people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes