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Diabetes Education Resources For Self-Management


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

Download the DCOE
Patient Handbook 

Click on the following links for additional information

Diabetes Sick Day Guidelines & Checking for Ketones

COVID-19 & Diabetes 

Halloween Candy Carbohydrate Counts

Importance of the Flu Shot with Diabetes

Blood Glucose (Blood Sugar) Introduction

Checking Blood Sugar with a Glucose Meter

(En EspañolChecking Blood Sugar with a Glucose Meter

Monitorear su nivel de azúcar en la sangre. 

Blood Glucose Log

Download to record blood sugars and share the results with your care team.  
Descargar aquí en español. 

A1c Test

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia Questionnaire

Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)

Nutrition for Diabetes

Low Carbohydrate Choices & Carb Counting

Intro to Insulin & How to Inject Using a Syringe

How to Use an Insulin Pen

(En EspañolHow to Use an Insulin Pen 

Cómo usar correctamente una pluma de insulina

The Latest Insulin Pumps & Continuous Glucose Monitors

Tips For Successful Diabetes Management

Type 2 Diabetes Medication Guide

Uploading Insulin Pump Data Prior to Appointments

Preventing Complications from Diabetes

Alcohol & Blood Sugar

Driving with Diabetes

Traveling with Diabetes

Insulin Pump Failure Guidelines

Insulin Pump Troubleshooting: High Blood Glucose

Preparing for Hospitalization with an Insulin Pump

Preparing for Surgery or a Medical Procedure with Diabetes

Soft Food to Eat After Dental Surgery

Extreme Heat & Blood Sugar

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 23, 1922, 14-year-old Leonard Thompson became the first person to ever receive an insulin injection as a life-saving treatment for diabetes!



  • 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