Lesson Plans/Resources for Healthcare Professionals to Provide to People With or At Risk for Diabetes, their Families and Caregivers


The lesson plans below serve as a basis for a variety of health education activities, such as a lecture series, a diabetes support group curriculum, and "Lunch and Learn" forums.

Ideally, diabetes educators, occupational health providers, other health care professionals, or wellness coordinators should lead the lessons. Knowledgeable human resource managers and supervisors may also be able to deliver the material.

Lesson plans include:

  • Outline with objectives, script guide, suggested group activities or exercises, and recommendations for shortening the lesson to a 15- to 20-minute time period
  • PowerPoint Slide Sets
  • Handouts
  • Select lesson plans, PowerPoint slide sets and handouts are available in Spanish
  • While the lesson plans focus on diabetes issues, many can be adapted to discuss high blood pressure, heart disease prevention, weight loss and management, physical activity, nutrition, and stress management.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.