Diabetes Handouts & Resources

To search this page use "ctrl" + "f" on PC or command + f on Mac and input your search word. 
For your safety, the information in these handouts and resources should be reviewed with your healthcare provider.

 

Classes in the Calgary area:

 

Diabetes Resources and Handouts

  • Diabetes Resources for Patients in the Calgary Zone (diabetes phone in question-line, classes, urgent help, routine 1:1 care) 
  • Diabetes Canada handouts. Includes selected translated resources.
  • National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA)
  • Alberta Health Services Nutrition Resources for diabetes can be downloaded and ordered at Nutrition resources online. Login to the resource order page with id: NFSpublic and  password: 2014nfs03. Search the catalog for handouts of topics. Click on the picture of the handout you want, then click the printer icon. Many handouts can be downloaded or printed. Some handouts are indicated for RD use only and would need to be ordered.
  • Handouts and useful links: See below and visit My Health Alberta.

 

Safety

 

Monitoring

 

Management

 

Carbohydrate Counting Resources

Your dietitian and diabetes team will help you decide how to match insulin to carbohydrate. This usually includes counting grams of carbohydrate. The following information and tools will help you to determine the carbohydrate content of foods.

  • Labels: Subtract the grams of fibre from the grams of carbohydrate for the portion on the label.
  • Restaurant websites: Many fast food and other restaurants have nutrient analysis posted online for their products.
  • Diabetes Canada "Beyond the Basics" Tool. Talk to your dietitian as the full tool is not available online.
  • Nutrient Analysis Apps: Visit your smart phone's app store, as there may be hundreds of apps available.  Popular ones include Calorie King and MyFitnessPal. This doesn’t imply an endorsement, or any guarantee of accuracy or ease of use. Please check out any App you would like to use yourself. You may want to search Appcrawlr for reviews. 
  • General carbohydrate estimates. One carbohydrate choice contains 15 grams of carbohydrate (after the fibre is subtracted). Each of the following is one carbohydrate choice: 1 slice of bread or 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked pasta/potato/other starch; 1 medium piece of fruit; 1 cup (250 mL) of milk; 1 tbsp (15 mL) of sugar, jam or honey. A general guideline for the number of carbohydrate choices to eat per meal is 2-4 for most women and 4-6 for most men. For snacks: 0-1 for women and 0-2 carb choices for men.
  • Nutrient Analysis Websites: Canadian Nutrient File (for download), Self Nutrition DataCalorie King  

 

Type 1 Diabetes

 

Diabetes in Pregnancy


 

Insulin Pump Therapy 

 

Insulin pump preparation - Required Type 1 diabetes review

Diabetes Centre Calgary educators strive to ensure each pump candidate is well prepared for advanced diabetes management prior to starting or continuing on an insulin pump. As part of our program’s criteria for provincial approval, you, along with your diabetes educator, are required to review standard type 1 diabetes education. The handouts containing the required information can be found on  the Diabetes Canada website and on the page you're on now.
To search this page use "ctrl" + "f" on PC or command + f on Mac and input your search word. Handouts to review: 1) Type 1 diabetes: The basics (Diabetes Canada), 2) Managing your blood glucose, 3) Getting started with insulin, 4) Insulin Action, 5) Low blood sugar, 6) Glucagon and diabetes, 7) Illness Management and DKA Prevention, 8) Nutrition: Just the Basics, 9) Basic Carbohydrate Counting, 10) Matching insulin to carbohydrate, 11) Glycemic Index, 12) Sugars and sweeteners, 13) Alcohol and diabetes, 14) Diabetes and driving, 15) Physical activity and diabetes, 16) Activity and type 1 diabetes, 17) Travel and diabetes, 18) A1c Testing (AHS), 19) Staying healthy with diabetes, 20) Foot care: A step towards good health, 21) Case Scenarios for ICR/ISF and DKA/Hypoglycemia, 22) Food and Blood Sugar Worksheet.

 

Special considerations