Insulin Patient Education Handouts in Low Literacy and Very Low Literacy Versions
ACU and the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation announce the release of 40 educational handouts for patients who are starting insulin to treat diabetes. Each patient education handout is written in easy to understand language with simple illustrations. The handouts are available in both English and Spanish and two literacy levels: low literacy and very low literacy. The handouts are free to download and distribute and cover such common topics as insulin syringes and pens, how to inject insulin, needle safety, measuring blood sugar, travel and exercise tips, and more.
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Using Insulin to Treat Your Diabetes: What It Means for You
Insulin Syringes and Pens
Managing Daily Doses of Insulin
Measuring Your Blood Sugar
Tracking Blood Sugar Results
Diet and Exercise
More Diabetes and Insulin Patient Education Handouts
In addition to these easy-to-understand handouts, ACU has also partnered with Trividia Health to develop a series of Low-Level Literacy Diabetes Self-Care Patient Guides presenting information in basic, clearly understandable language and features a variety of illustrations and visuals to simplify their messages. They are available in six languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Haitian Creole), bringing you 14 different topics relevant to patients with diabetes.