Welcome to WADE, The Washington Association of Diabetes Educators

Tools for Diabetes Educators

Sources for Foreign Language Health Information (PDF)

Check out this website Learning About Diabetes for (Easy-to-understand diabetes self-care information,  Low literacy diabetes-care programs,  Culturally-sensitive programs in Spanish, videos and printed materail)
[PDF: Educators Guide (booklet for Learning About Diabetes website)]

HealthSlate tablet HealthSlate is a dedicated device, not a general purpose tablet. It features a 7” display with USB, HDMI and micro SD ports. It uses the Android 4.1.1 operating system. It does not permanently store any patient information. HealthSlate requires periodic access to a WiFi network. More information about HealthSlate can be found at www.healthslate.com.

Just the Facts Dollars

Click here for a PDF file for dollars that can be used in the "Just the Facts" game on the Health Slate Tablet or Power point: Jeopardy Game


  1. Make multiple copies of the PDF file.
  2. Cut and trim the copies.
  3. If you are using the Health Slate tablet open the "Just the Facts" game (use the HDMI cable to connect to large screen TV). Or you may use the Power point: Jeopardy Game (HDMI cable not needed).
  4. Award the dollars to participants during the game.
  5. At the end of the class participants have participants redeem the dollars for prizes.

PDFs and PPTs: | Healthy Eating |

Spin the Wheel Presentations

Submitted by Ron Kammer, RN, CDE  If you have tools to share please email me

The Spin Wheel Game was first introduced to WADE members at the 2010 WADE conference (see Ideas to Make Your Presentations Shine! a 60 page booklet full of fun interactive and activities). If you have made a Spin Wheel Game and are using it in your classes you know it’s a great way to engage patients. If you are having trouble making one or would like another alternative try these Power Points.  These presentations should work well with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or newer.

HEALTHY EATING - Spin the Wheel

PROBLEM SOLVING - Spin the Wheel

REDUCING RISKS - Spin the Wheel

Here is how they work:

  1. Before your class print the slides with the pictures.
  2. When prompted pass out pictures to the participants.
  3. When you advance to the next slide a set of 19 slides will be automatically displayed for less than a second each making it appear on screen that you have a spinning wheel with a applause sound effect.
  4. After a few seconds the wheel stops suddenly displaying a picture.
  5. Ask who has that picture then click to the next slide for the question (usually a simple true and false) then click to the next slide for the answer. Spend as much time as you like discussing the topic
  6. When ready advance slide and repeat for the next topics. 

You may delete the slides with the questions and answers and just make up your own questions or have a list of questions appropriate for you audience. I suggest you not edit the 19 wheel slides because these are timed to the applause sound effect. You may copy and paste the 19 slides into any of your own PowerPoint presentations but realized that the animation may not work if you have older versions of PowerPoint. If upgrading is not an option use the following "pick a card game" presentations. The spin wheel animation has been removed in these and you may have to resize the text in some of the slides.




Movie Option: Click here for Spin the wheel movie (save file  to your PC)

Instructions: find a pictures about topics you would like to discuss such as blood glucose monitor or food.


  1. On a power point slide insert the spin the wheel movie. If using a remote you may want to set the movie to play automatically (may not be possible for Microsoft versions older than 2007)
  2. On the slide after the movie insert your picture
  3. Repeat 1 and 2 for all your topics.
  4. Print the slides with the pictures
  5. Before the slideshow pass out the printed slides with the pictures one to each participant that volunteers.
  6. During the presentation when the slide with a picture is displayed ask who has the picture and question about the topic displayed. Keep questions appropriate for your audience and stress that it is ok to say “I don’t know”.
  7. May want to give a prize for those that participate.


Looking for free resource material for your patients? try these sites: Health care professionals may order many of the publications in bulk free (includes shipping).

http://www.diabeteseducator.org/DiabetesEducation/Patient_Resources/VideosGuidebooks.html AADE7™  Self-Care Behaviors videos and Patient Guidebook. Read more about and view 2-minute videos on each of the seven self-care behaviors: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risk, Healthy Coping,  Patient guidebook: You are not alone with your diabetes! There is a team of people--including family and friends--who can offer you guidance and support. This guidebook emphasize the importance of the care team and highlights the benefits of working with a diabetes educator to examine behaviors and develop management plans. Download the guidebook in English or  Spanish (Healthcare professionals can order quantities of these two guidebooks. Remember to point patients to www.diabetesselfcare.org instead of the website printed in the book

http://www.diabeteseducator.org/DiabetesEducation/Patient_Resources/AADE7_PatientHandouts.html AADE7™ Self-Care Behaviors Handouts, These handouts provide some basic information about the seven different areas to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes. Each one includes some facts, tips, advice and activities that will get you started on your self-care and reinforce some of the lessons you learn in your diabetes education sessions.
Provided in both English and Spanish (universal Spanish, not targeted to one particular dialect), download the individual handouts below, or download them all at one time: English, Spanish.
AADE also have the English versions available in an audio file (.mp3) for visually impaired persons: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping.

http://www.ndep.nih.gov/publications/index.aspx The NDEP has a number of publications available to those who have diabetes, those at risk for the disease, health care professionals and others who care for people with diabetes. To order NDEP publications by phone, call 1-888-693-NDEP (6337

http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/exercise-guide-video The easy-to-read Guide, available in English and Spanish, is filled with useful information, sample exercises, and real-life success stories. Also available is an exercise DVD (currently only in English) to help you: If you are having difficulty ordering materials, please send an email to [email protected] or call 1-800-222-2225

https://www.healthforwardus.com/default.aspx# For healthcare professionals only Select from over 80 patient and provider companion health tools , Raising Awareness: Costs and risks of co-morbidities , Lifestyle Modification: How to help patients better self-manage, Coordinated Care: Why chronic conditions require effective communications, Health Literacy: Importance of assessing language, literacy levels and culturally relevant health tools

http://www.bd.com/us/diabetes/hcp/main.aspx?cat=3066&id=3121 patient education materials are available to assist when discussing BD pen needles, insulin syringes and lancing products with patients. Healthcare professionals may print copies of brochures on a variety diabetes education products.

Need a printed material in different language (more than just Spanish)? Try this site: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Other_languages/

From the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Ideas to Make Your Presentations Shine!  60 page booklet full of fun interactive and activities Diabetes Basics a handout for the for patients

Power point: Jeopardy Game

Power point: What’s Missing Game?