It’s no secret that diabetes affects people nationwide.
According to the latest CDC report, 30.3 million or 9.4% of the US population has diabetes.
And unfortunately, these numbers are only expected to grow.
In fact, if current trends continue, it is estimated that by 2050, 1 in 3 people will have diabetes.
Helping patients diagnosed with diabetes
When your patients are diagnosed with diabetes, they will likely have many questions, especially around carb counting—what to eat and how much of it.
Education is important here, but even more so is ensuring patients remember what you are telling them.
This printable infographic offers patients a quick-glance cheat sheet for specific carb portions and zero carb options for snacks and meal additions. Download a printable version of the infographics here.
Providing quick-glance reference tools like this can make a huge difference for patients and can even help them avoid complications and hospitalizations. They can also help you.
Diabetes management is dependent on patient compliance…but it’s not uncommon for patients to make (or forget to mention) lifestyle choices or medication changes (to try and correct some of these choices) that could affect the success of your treatment recommendations.
That’s why, with the help of Mary Ann Rosa, MSN, GNP-BC, CDE, DNP-S, we’ve created a FREE, printable Diabetes Self-Care Plan, Glucose Log, and Weekly Medication Record.
These tools can be used with each of your patients—at each visit—to help them monitor their BP, weight, glucose, medications, and more.