Patient Education and Resources 

"SAFETY IS THE POINT!"- NPHF is Proud to Support Public Health Efforts to Achieve Safe Sharps Disposal 

SafeNeedleDisposal.org is your one-stop-shop for guidance on how to dispose of home-generated, used sharps correctly. Learn about disposal options where you live and work by clicking on your state, or entering your ZIP code and check out the educational print resources available. After exploring the educational resources on the SafeNeedleDisposal.org website, please complete their short survey to provide feedback that will be used to improve their site. 

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The educational hand-outs below give you tools and resources to use with your patients. 

 

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Newly Updated in 2020!

Starting Insulin - A Patient Guide 

A series of 10 handouts for patients starting insulin

With the growing number of people affected by diabetes and moving from oral medication to insulin, the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, has developed a series of 10 patient handouts for patients starting insulin. These are free for clinicians and patients.

The series is available in low literacy or easy-to-read (6th to 8th grade level) and very low literacy or mostly pictorial (3rd to 5th grade level), in both English and Spanish.

Using Insulin to Treat your Diabetes: What It Means for You

English:

Easy-to-read Very Easy-to-read
Icon Using Insulin (1.0 MB) Icon Using Insulin (1.1 MB)
Icon About Insulin (1.7 MB) Icon About Insulin (1.6 MB)
Icon Insulin Syringes and Pens (543.5 KB) Icon Insulin Syringes and Pens (638.4 KB)
Icon Injecting Insulin (298.6 KB) Icon Injecting Insulin (636.7 KB)
Icon Needle Safety (1.6 MB) Icon Needle Safety (1.8 MB)
Icon Daily Insulin Dose (517.8 KB) Icon Daily Insulin Dose (697.5 KB)
Icon Measuring Your Blood Sugar (502.2 KB) Icon Measuring Your Blood Sugar (699.3 KB)
Icon Tracking Blood Sugar Results (502.2 KB) Icon Tracking Blood Sugar Results (634.6 KB)
Icon Diet and Exercise (1.9 MB) Icon Diet and Exercise (2.5 MB)
Icon Travel Tips (922.2 KB) Icon Travel Tips (927.5 KB)

Español: Newly Updated in 2020!

Fácil leer Muy Fácil Leer
Icon Uso de la Insulina (729.0 KB) Icon Uso de la Insulina (729.0 KB)
Icon Acerca de la Insulina (1.7 MB) Icon Acerca de la Insulina (1.7 MB)
Icon Jeringas y Plumas (780.1 KB) Icon Jeringas y Plumas (780.1 KB)
Icon Inyeccion de le Insulina (1.0 MB) Icon Inyeccion de la Insulina (1.0 MB)
Icon Seguridad de las Agujas (2.1 MB) Icon Seguridad de las Agujas (2.1 MB)
Icon Control de las Dosis (992.0 KB) Icon Control de las Dosis (992.0 KB)

Icon Como Medir su Nivel de Azucar (601.7 KB)

Icon Como Medir su Nivel de Azucar (1.5 MB)
Icon Seguimiento de los Resultados (845.9 KB) Icon Seguimiento de los Resultados (901.3 KB)
Icon Dieta y Ejercicio (2.4 MB) Icon Dieta y Ejercicio (2.4 MB)
Icon Consejos para Viajes (1.1 MB) Icon Consejos para Viajes (1.1 MB)

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) acknowledges the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved for their expertise in the initial development of this public education series, Starting Insulin. We also thank Nipro Diagnostics for providing initial funding. Funding for this 2020 update provided by NPHF.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Koenig, MA, CCMEP at jkoenig@nphealthcarefoundation.org