What is Diabetes?

Diabetes Icon_ WebsiteDiabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. Over time, too much sugar in your blood can cause serious problems. There is no cure, but there is much you can do to live a healthy life with diabetes. The Alliance has FREE guides, books, and advice to help you manage your diabetes. You are not alone.

Top Tips to Live Well with Diabetes

  • Go to regular doctor visits
  • Check your blood sugar
  • Stay active, like walking
  • Know how, what, and when to eat
  • Create an action plan to stay healthy

Diabetes Materials

Diabetes Fact Sheets

The Alliance has created a new set of diabetes guides for our members. Click on the links below to see the following titles: About Diabetes, The Diabetes Team, High Blood Sugar, Low Blood Sugar, Control Diabetes, How to use a Glucose Meter, and How to Give an Insulin Injection.

Diabetes Nutrition Guide: Combined English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese  

Diabetes Health Record  

My Diabetes Action Plan      

Live Your Life Diabetes Booklet


Tasty Recipes: Combined English and Spanish

Healthy Asian Recipes: Call Alliance Health Programs for these delicious cookbooks, available only in Chinese and Vietnamese.

Materials by Mail

You can view all of our diabetes materials online, or your can receive them in the mail. Just download, print, and complete the Wellness Request Form.


Take a diabetes class or meet with a diabetes educator, contact Alliance Health Programs.

Useful Links

U.S. Government health website: Click on the letter D, then select diabetes.

Alameda County Public Health Diabetes Program Resources

Contact Information

Contact the Alliance Health Programs department for more information.
510-747-4577 or 1-877-932-2738
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.