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Resources for People with Diabetes, Providers and Payers

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Resources for People with Diabetes

Information about access to medication, testing strips and health care

  • 211info is a free information and referral helpline. Dial 2-1-1, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm, or search the online database.
  • Oregon Prescription Drug Program offers savings on prescription drugs for Oregon residents who are uninsured or underinsured.
  • The American Diabetes Association provides support for people with diabetes, including information about health insurance, prescription assistance, and legal advocacy. For diabetes-related questions email or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383), Monday - Friday, 5:30 am – 5 pm.

Disposing of medical syringes safely

  • For information on sharps disposal in the Portland metropolitan region, contact Metro Recycling, or call 503-234-3000.

Self-management classes

Educational Materials

Tools to use with your doctor

Resources for Health Care Providers, Educators and Payers

Recommendations and Guiding Principles

National Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Self-Management

Emergency Glucagon and Epinephrine Administration

Oregon law (ORS 433.800-830) authorizes lay persons to be trained to administer glucagon injections to persons experiencing severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and epinephrine injections to persons experiencing severe allergic reactions, The Public Health Division is responsible for developing training protocols for the training of emergency providers and their periodic retraining. To request glucagon administration training, if training is not available through your local educational service district, school district or employer, contact the American Diabetes Association at 503-736-2770, extension 7293.

Tools to Share with Your Patients

  • Diabetes care card (pdf) - A guide to help keep your patients’ diabetes care plan on track.
  • The National Diabetes Education Program provides resources to increase awareness about diabetes risks and complication, and to promote effective self-care and lifestyle changes.
  • Patient Education Handouts – The Oregon Diabetes Resource Bank is a collection of brief and easy-to-read written materials to help improve self-management of diabetes.
  • Meals Made Easy - The Meals Made Easy Program offers a social environment conducive to the transfer of knowledge and skills by participatory nutrition education, food preparation activities and tasting of foods. Self-efficacy is further enhanced by the social support of others in the classroom. Extension faculty and diabetes health care professionals facilitate the sessions, incorporating learning, discussion, and goal setting.