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Patient Education
Communication between clinicians and patients is a critical component of any treatment and management regimen. Patient education handouts from CCMDweb.org are designed to supplement this important dialogue and reinforce important health messages for your patients with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and conditions, including dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, inflammation, and obesity.

These informative handouts cover myriad topics related to diagnosing, treating, and managing cardiometabolic diseases—facts about diseases, including coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral arterial disease (PAD), hypertension, and diabetes; information on obesity and related topics such as weight control and appropriate dietary considerations; and much more.

These tools are designed to complement patient management. We encourage you to download and distribute these handouts to your patients to facilitate an open dialogue and enhanced understanding of their disease.

Select handouts available in English and Spanish!

Bonus to CCMDweb.org members: Click "Download (preferred address)" to personalize select handouts to feature your name and practice address.

New! Medications Used to Treat Type 2 Diabetes - 2-sided patient education handout showing medications used to treat type 2 diabetes and where and how these medications work in the body to lower blood glucose. February 2014
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Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents - Patient education handout for parents featuring tips for preventing childhood obesity. Cooking and eating healthy, making healthful choices at the grocery store, physical activity, and more are discussed. September 2013
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Low Blood Glucose: The Basics – Handout reviewing the basics of low blood glucose in people with diabetes. Handout reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN. May 2013
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Healthy Living: Physical Activity – Patient education handout stressing the importance of physical activity as part of an overall healthful living plan. May 2013
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Healthful Eating, Mediterranean Style – Handout that explores Mediterranean-style food choices and offers tips for healthful eating. Handout reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN. March 2013
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Facts About Overweight and Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes – Discusses the link between overweight and obesity and type 2 diabetes, plus more. Handout reviewed by Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN. March 2013
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Partnering with Your Healthcare Provider to Create a Personalized Diabetes Management Plan - Information to consider when developing a personalized plan. Reviewed by Silvio Inzucchi, MD. December 2012
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Facts About Lifestyle Changes – Handout that reviews recommendations for healthy food choices, physical activity, and other helpful tips. November 2012
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Facts About Hypertension Awareness and Risk Factors – Handout that reviews the importance of hypertension control and management, tips for recognizing risk factors, and more. October 2012
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Facts About Triglycerides - Handout that reviews optimal TG levels, pharmacologic and lifestyle options for treatment, and patients who are most at risk. September 2012
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Facts About Cholesterol – Handout that explains "good" and "bad" cholesterol, targets levels for cholesterol and triglycerides, and cholesterol treatments. September 2012
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Learning About LDL-Apheresis
A Resource for Patients. January 2005


Considering... Lipids and Atherosclerosis
A Guide to Preventing Coronary Artery Disease. August 2008


Considering... Diet and Lifestyle
Seven Heart-Healthy Goals From the American Heart Association. October 2006


The information presented in these handouts is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional, nor to replace—but rather support—the relationship between the patient and the healthcare professional.

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Case Study: Clinical Application of the ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines