Diabetes is a serious disease that affects more than 55,000 Vermonters.
Through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health Diabetes Program works to reduce the burden of diabetes among Vermonters with the disease.
Find out if you are at risk, and what steps you can take to help prevent diabetes.
If you have diabetes, learn about how to manage, control, and stay healthy with diabetes.
Vermont Diabetes Prevention and Control
866-331-5622 (toll free in Vermont)
Robin Edelman, MS, RD, CDE
Diabetes Program Administrator
The Diabetes Toolkit is a set of brief, large-print information sheets that are ready to download and designed for easy printing.
All documents are in PDF format.
- Blood Pressure and Diabetes
- Move More for Diabetes (Physical Activity)
- How to Prevent or Delay Diabetes
- Carb Counting and Diabetes
- The Facts About Fats
- Sugars and Sugar Substitutes
- Diabetes: Lose a little weight….gain a lot of control
- AIC…What's Your Number?
- Estimated Average Glucose & A1C
- Safe Disposal of Syringes and Other Sharps
Learning to Live Well with Diabetes
There are many good resources and ways to help you stay healthy. Along with advice from trained medical professionals, this booklet will help you learn how to meet your blood sugar goals and how to prevent health problems that can otherwise arise. Share it with those who help support you.
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
The DASH eating plan and sample menu help control blood pressure. Calories can be adjusted as needed.
Diabetes & Oral Health
This pamphlet explains the connection between diabetes and oral health, offers tips for maintaining a healthy mouth, and provides a list of Federally Qualified Dental Centers in Vermont.
Diabetes Risk Brochure
Many people have pre-diabetes or diabetes for years before it is diagnosed. This resource includes a quick self-check for diabetes risk along with tips about food and physical activity to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
Guide for Diabetes Care
This resource helps people living with diabetes and their medical providers "get on the same page". It provides a summary of recommendations for treatment at medical provider office visits, a review of lab reports, and self-management responsibilities.
Managing Diabetes at School
This manual is for staff working in schools, for students living with diabetes and their parents. It includes information about diabetes and related conditions, medical and psychosocial management, regulations, forms, and many helpful resources.
To receive a copy by mail: Call 866-331-5622 or 802-863-7330.
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There are diabetes educators and diabetes programs available throughout the communities of Vermont.
Find the program nearest to you: Vermont Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.
Learn more about the Vermont Association of Diabetes Educators.
Visit the CDC Diabetes Program