A series of brochures has been created for use with persons with diabetes and their family members. The brochures focus on healthy living, diabetes prevention, and diabetes self-management. Written with attention to cultural needs, these brochures are illustrated with photos of people living with diabetes in Appalachia. They have been crafted to share facts in an format that is somewhat like reading a magazine. The reading level of most parts of the brochures is at a sixth to ninth grade reading level.
The brochures can be used to educate about the specific topics. They can serve as discussion topics for a series of support group sessions. The brochures could be used in physician offices to help people with diabetes and their family members. The three prevention brochures could be shared with community families and groups. They can help local people learn more about diabetes and things to prevent it. People in your community program can decide the best ways to share these brochures. The other brochures are for persons with diabetes and their families. Each of these brochures aims to give facts and concerns that happen when people are living with diabetes.
The brochures can be viewed online and downloaded and printed from the website. These brochures have a front and a back and so if you print, you may have to make an original copy and then print to a two-sided format for additional copies. For a clearer copy of the brochures, you may want to copy the files to a CD-ROM and take them to a local printer for duplication.
Each brochure below has an accompanying poster, which can be printed in full color on legal size paper. These posters are perfect for public displays, such as in waiting rooms or as part of a wellness or diabetes prevention campaign.