The Diabetes Symbol Resources include simple text and symbol supported versions of the Alphabet Strategy Diabetes Cards, and the symbols and wordlists are available to download to use in Communicate: In Print 2.
People living with diabetes need to learn how to manage their diabetes and much education involves the use of materials which require literacy. The use of symbols has found to be effective, particularly for those with learning, literacy or language difficulties. There are people with diabetes in all these groups. We 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 materials comprise laminated A4 sheets each covering specific diabetes issues related to the letters of the alphabet A to F. For example, for A the issue is advice, for B it is blood pressure, for F it is feet.
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
|Symbol and Text ABC cards||
|PDF of the new symbols||
|Diabetes Symbols and Wordlists||
Diabetes Symbol Project article - an explanation of the project and the symbols
32 new symbols to support talking about Diabetes and healthy living. The Communicate: In Print update will install a new wordlist called diabetes.cwl. You will need to load this wordlist as your subsiduary list to access the symbols.
A set of cards in to introcuce the issues of Diabetes. Each card come in a simple text version and symbol supported version. To use these cards put the text and symbol versions back to back and laminate them.
The card topics are: