Diabetes 101

Diabetes 101: Taking Charge is an educational handbook for patients with diabetes. Topics covered include meal planning, carbohydrate counting, monitoring blood sugar, exercise, medications, stress management, how to manage sick days, and much more. This 56-page handbook was written by certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, physicians, and the staff of the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Clinic at the University of Michigan Health System. Thanks to contributions from patient groups and our diabetes experts, the information is designed to be easy to understand and use. We invite health care providers to use the handbook and to order copies to give to their patients. Individuals are also welcome to download or order the handbook for their use, or to give to a family member or friend with diabetes.

Download free digital copies

View or download a digital version of Diabetes 101: Taking Charge. We encourage any patients or providers to print all or parts of the booklet for personal use.

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If you have questions about the handbook, you may contact us at diabetes101orders@umich.edu. Thank you!!