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Diabetes care publications (patient and family information)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)IOH Publication DKA-1-2006; 7 pages (updated 01/2006)

Hypoglycemia.  Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & Emergency Care Form.  IOH Publication HG-1-2006; 13 pages (updated 01/2006)

Reactive and Fasting Hypoglycemia. Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & Emergency Care Form. IOH Publication HG-2-2006; 13 pages (updated 01/2006)

Hyperglycemia.  Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention.  IOH Publication HG-3-2006; 12 pages (updated 01/2006)

How to Prepare & Inject Glucagon for Treatment of Severe Hypoglycemia(Illustrated)
Prepare ahead for emergencies, about hypoglycemia, about glucagon, illustratred step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and inject glucagon, and what to do afterward.  Download .pdf version of this publication.

You can also print selected fast-reference excepts from our full-length glucagon publication: TRE-1-2006-fr (updated 08/16/2008, 6 pages, illustrated).  

Fast Reference Guides and Emergency Forms to Print Out

CDC Disaster information

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Brand new publication!  Diabetes Assistance Programs - 24 pages of resources for Diabetes Supplies, Insulin Pumps, Free and Reduced-Cost Insulin and Prescription Medications, Scholarships.  You can find active links and all the information in this publication on the web under "Assistance Programs."

Diabetes awareness publications
(employee, employer, general information about public concerns, etc.)

Frequently asked questions about administering diabetes care in public and the work place. Answers to questions co-workers and the general public might have about why people with diabetes need to be allowed to test blood sugars and administer insulin in public places and at work.  Topics covered:  legal rights, public safety concerns, and tolerance, and how to approach a co-worker with diabetes about your concerns.  IOH Publication PA-03-2006; 11 pages. Updated 12/06

Diabetes and civil rights law:  An overview of your legal right to equal access to  programs, benefits, opportunity, accommodations, education, and employment.  Covers legal rights to equal access to benefits, accommodations and opportunity, and the right to administer diabetes related self-care in public places and at work.  Great for anyone who wants to know what the law says about diabetes accomodations, care, and descrimination at work, in schools, and in public places. Includes comprehensive information and examples.  Covers the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Assistance.  Also, tells where and how to file discrimination complaints. IOH Publication PA-04-2006; 32 pages. Revised 12/06.

Diabetes in the real world:   A guide to diabetes etiquette, tolerance, and conflict resolution in the workplace and public social settings.  (contains medical depiction of diabetes care)  A comprehensive guide covering diabetes rights, accomodations, and conflict resolution in public and work place settings.  Includes employee FAQs discussing concerns about blood and needles in the work place, sections for employers and employees, as well as general information for improving diabetes awareness and tolerance.  IOH Publication PA-01-2006; __ pages, revised 12/06.

A pictorial guide to diabetes care, supplies, and devices (contains pictures of blood, needles and medical procedures related to diabetes care).  Great for showing pictures of what supplies, devices, and procedures are involved in diabetes care.  Pictures included:  injections, insulin, syringes, glucagon, blood sugar testing, supplies, pens, pumps, and more.  IOH Publication PA-05-2006; 7 pages (updated 12/06) Note: due to pictures load time may be slower for those with dial-up connections.

About blood glucose monitoring (contains pictures of blood, needles and medical procedures related to diabetes care).  IOH Publication L-01-2006; 1 page.  Great for helping co-workers, family, and friends understand the basics of blood glucose monitoring.  Updated 12/06.

About injecting insulin: Information for those who wish to know more about general diabetes care and insulin injection.  A brief, illustrated guide to helping others understand the basics and necessity of injecting insulin.  IOH Publication PA-06-2006; 3 pages.  Revised 12/06.

  

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