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Welcome peer educators! Peer EducatorsHere, you will find helpful resources, tools, and events designed to help you in your diabetes education activities. Be on the lookout for an informational email to be sent regularly your way.

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Interested in getting trained in DEEP™? Fill out the registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DEEPClass.

Next class: April 30–May 2 in Cypress

New! Celebrate American Diabetes Alert Day® (Tuesday, March 26) by encouraging your students, colleagues, friends, and family to take the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Risk Test. For added education, download the Diabetes and Your Heart infographic (English/Spanish) that provides visual impact and insight.

Quarterly Peer Educator Meetings

These gatherings were held each quarter to address barriers and solutions commonly encountered by peer educators in the field. These gatherings have since been discontinued. News about administrative processes and curriculum changes were also featured.

Download the slides to our last meeting, held on September 13, 2018.

Visit our agenda archive for access prior meeting content.

Forms and Attendance Log

For your diabetes education classes, we require specific forms to be completed, so we have gathered them here for easy access.

EDC Forms Training

Class Scheduling and Materials Ordering

Preparing for Your First DEEP™ Workshop

Your First DEEP™ Class – Combining Module1 and 6

How to Do DEEP™ Workshop Activities

We have assembled some important handouts for you and your students that can help you in your classes. Refer to the Resource Guide listed below that provides suggested modules as to when to introduce these other handouts.

Links to Tools and Materials

We have gathered fresh resources that can help reinforce your teachings at your diabetes education classes. Feel free to share with your students.

  • Safe Needle Disposal: Visit SafeNeedleDisposal.org to find out your state's rules on disposal and to locate disposal options by Zip code. Download the flyers (English/Spanish).
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: 5 Tips to Lower Your Risk—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a set of tips to help you lower your risk of diabetic retinopathy:
    • Get a yearly comprehensive dilated eye exam.
    • Keep your blood sugar levels as close to your target range as possible.
    • Eat healthy food and be physically active.
    • Quit smoking (or never start).
    • Visit your eye doctor if you notice any changes in your vision.

         For more information on diabetic retinopathy prevention, visit the CDC retinopathy webpage.