Patient Resources and Helpful Information

The UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators and nutritionists will provide you with valuable handouts, tools and resources.  Here are some at your fingertips...

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Medication Guide

This American Diabetes Association PDF explains medications for type 2 diabetes and more. 

Glucose Log Sheet

Monitor your blood sugars and share the results with your care team.  
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Hypoglycemia Questionnaire

How do you manage low blood glucose?  Fill this out and bring it to your next clinic appointment.

Preventing Complications

This PDF and worksheet helps you to prevent health problems caused by diabetes in the future

Sick Day Rules

Best practices for people with diabetes when you are sick.

Travel Tips 

Important points to consider before your next trip. 

Emergency Preparedness Plan

This Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition PDF helps to ensure you are prepared for a natural disaster or emergency. 

Latest Insulin Pumps & Continuous Glucose Monitors

Learn about the most up to date pumps & CGMs available to help people with diabetes control blood sugar.

Insulin Pump Failure Tips

Pumps sometimes fail. Do you have a plan in place?  These tips will help.

Insulin Pump Therapy:  Troubleshooting when Blood Glucose is High

Be prepared for high blood sugars with these tips.

Preparing for Hospitalizations with an Insulin Pump

It is important to properly prepare for hospitalizations when you use an insulin pump.  Know this information before you go.

Patient Guidelines for Diabetes Medication Adjustment for Short Procedures

When undergoing surgery or another medical procedure (colonoscopy, etc.), here are important things to consider about your medication and/or insulin. 

Flu Shots

People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of serious flu complications.  This answers five Frequently Asked Questions about flu shots.

Diabetes Self-Management Tips

These tips and videos will help you manage your blood sugar in various situations 

Nurse Practitioners in Diabetes Care

Many people do not understand the role and capabilities of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) when it comes to their diabetes care. Learn how they help people at the UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence.

Behavioral Tips For Successful Diabetes Management

Even small behavioral changes or a change of environment can make a big difference.  Setting SMART goals and prioritizing them can increase your confidence and improve your health.