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BD Diabetes Education Center:

Introduction to diabetes

  • Types of diabetes
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Diabetes complications

Blood glucose monitoring

  • Setting targets
  • When to test your blood glucose
  • How to test your blood glucose
  • What the blood glucose numbers mean
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

Managing blood sugar with diet and exercise

  • Diabetes meal planning
  • Exercise

Managing blood sugar with pills

  • Getting started
  • Diabetes pills 
  • Living with diabetes

Managing blood sugar with insulin

  • Getting started 
  • Introduction to insulin 
  • Syringes and pens
  • How to inject insulin
  • Insulin therapies
  • Ask the experts
  • Living with diabetes

Caring for a child with diabetes

  • Getting started
  • Diabetes care at school
  • Articles
  • Resources for caregivers

Caring for an older adult with diabetes

  • Getting started
  • Diabetes care guidelines for older adults
  • Managing many medicines
  • Insulin use by older adults
  • Meal planning
  • Exercise for older adults
  • Special care issues

Educational literature

Diabetes news:

Ask Your Doctor

  • Answer 5 questions about your current blood sugar management, and receive two pages of customized feedback, plus questions to ask your doctor

BD Diabetes Products:

  • Insulin syringes
  • Insulin pen needles
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Disposal products
  • Additional diabetes products

For Professionals


Healthcare Professional Web Site

Patient education

Professional resources

Product prescribing information



The BD Diabetes Learning Center describes the causes of diabetes, its symptoms, and diabetes complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy. This site contains detailed information about blood glucose monitoring, insulin injection and safe sharps disposal. Interactive quizzes, educational literature downloads and animated demonstrations help to teach diabetes care skills.

Important Note: The content of this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Do not disregard your doctor's advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this website.

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