ABC Diabetes Cards
People living with diabetes need to learn how to manage their diabetes and much of the available education involves the use of materials
requiring literacy. The use of symbols has been found to be effective, particularly for those with learning, literacy or language difficulties. In partnership with Warwickshire health authorities, an organisation named Widgit have developed symbols for concepts and words related to diabetes, in order that diabetes materials might be presented using symbols, for the benefit of people who live with diabetes but have difficulties in reading.
The information is presented in A4 sheets each covering specific diabetes issues related to the letters of the alphabet A to G. For example, for A the issue is advice, for B it is blood pressure, for G it is guardian drugs.
You can download the cards by clicking on the links below:
Advice (PDF) 502KB
Blood pressure (PDF) 401KB
Cholesterol (PDF) 438KB
Diabetes control (PDF) 440KB
Eyes (PDF) 477KB
Feet (PDF) 474KB
Guardian drugs (PDF) 430KB
For more information, please visit the Widgit website.
The symbols were developed in partnership with Warwick University, Warwick Diabetes Care Research User Group and the George Eliot Diabetes Care Team. The Alphabet Strategy was originally devised by the George Eliot Diabetes Care Team.
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