Using this Website
This website can help you learn about, and live a healthy life with type 2 diabetes.
It is divided into 3 main sections:
The modules can be read in any order.
However, if you are newly diagnosed, it is best to start at the beginning in Understanding Diabetes, and work your way through the material.
Below you will find a guide to each module.
As you will see, depending upon your individual therapy, you can choose exercise guidelines and self-management sections that are specific for your diabetes treatment. Additionally, throughout the program, Self-assessment quizzes are available to help you monitor your progress, and how much you are learning.
The Modules are:
- Basic information and definitions of diabetes
- What is type 2 diabetes?
- How the body normally controls sugar levels in the blood stream
- Frequently asked questions for type 2 diabetes
- Glossary of terms that are used in the website
- Diet and nutrition instruction
- Activity and exercise principles and guidelines
- The psychology of diabetes and learning to coping with your emotions
- Tips for daily living, including tips on travel and for sick days
- A summary of the most important diabetes control and complication trial research
- Advice for managing your weight
- How to monitor your blood sugar and ketones to be sure your treatment is on track
- Different medications to treat diabetes – from pills to injected therapies, including insulin
- Self-management solutions – problem solving to get your blood sugar back into control if they are too high or too low
- Diabetes complications – what they are, why they occur and how you can help prevent them
- Descriptions of workshops and consultative services available to you at the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center