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Helpful diabetes forms

We can answer commonly asked diabetes-related questions on our diabetes forms page.

Helpful Videos

Click here to access helpful, diabetes-related videos.

News articles

I was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. What should I do?
Recently, I met a middle-aged gentleman - we'll call him Tom - in a public place. He expressed to me that he had just been diagnosed with diabetes and that his doctor had left for vacation the following day. At first, Tom was fine with that because he had an appointment coming up in four weeks to meet with the doctor again. But as he started to tell his friends and family that he'd just learned he had diabetes, he began to panic.
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Health sheets

Before you start your diabetes exercise plan
Fitness plays a special role for people who have diabetes. Being fit means becoming healthier by adding activity to your day. Talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider before getting started. He or she may want you to have a checkup before you become more active. Also, having certain tests first helps you and your doctor learn how you will respond to a fitness program.
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"Ask a Diabetes Educator"

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Amy Leffard, RN, CDE is one of Mount Nittany Health's certified diabetes educators. Holistic management of diabetes requires a full team effort from medical professionals, and our diabetes educators play a vital role in helping patients adjust to life with diabetes. Amy facilitates our support groups, and is happy to take general questions from the public.
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"Ask a Dietitian"

Heather Harpster, MS, RD, LDN, CDE is one of Mount Nittany Health's certified diabetes educators. Holistic management of diabetes requires a full team effort from medical professionals, and our diabetes educators play a vital role in helping patients adjust to life with diabetes. Heather  facilitates our "Life with Diabetes" classes and is happy to take nutrition-related questions from the public.
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Healthy living tools

Making healthy living choices each and every day is key to preventing or managing diabetes. There are a variety of free, effective online tools available to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

MyFoodAdvisor™
A free interactive tool provided by the American Diabetes Association, MyFoodAdvisor™ allows you to compare foods, find healthy alternatives, create meals, search recipes and more to make healthy eating easier everyday.
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Online type 2 diabetes risk assessment
Are you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? Found out with a free, easy and fast online assessment provided by the American Diabetes Association.
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Diaries, guides, checklists and more
Free downloadable tools are available on everything from daily meal planning and carb counting to self-care diaries, log books and more. Available for adults and children in multiple languages.
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