Library of Resources for Diabetes

Effective Health Care Program
The AHRQ Library of Resources for Diabetes offers important research updates and educational information to help with the management of diseases and conditions.

Diabetes is one of the most serious chronic diseases affecting Americans today. Nearly 26 million children and adults (approximately 8.3 percent of the U.S. population) have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.1 A new person is diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds.2 Diabetes affects people of many different backgrounds:1

guide for adults with type 2 diabetes

  • 13 million men or 11.8 percent of all men over the age of 20
  • 12.6 million women or 10.8 percent of all women over the age of 20
  • 15.7 million or 10.2 percent of non-Hispanic whites over 20
  • 4.9 million or 18.7 percent of all non-Hispanic blacks over 20

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Resources for Clinicians

Comparative Effectiveness Reviews:

Other Research Reports:

Clinician Research Summaries:

Clinician Research Summary for Comparing Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

CME/CE Activities:

Slide Library:


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Resources for Patients

Patient Treatment Summaries:




Advice Columns:



Front cover of Spanish-language consumer summary about insulin analogues for type 2 diabetes showing two couples.

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AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, comparative effectiveness research on heart disease. AHRQ is providing this library of resources for health professionals and patients to help them compare and discuss treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ's growing library of free English- and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so patients and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.

These free AHRQ resources can be downloaded from this site or ordered by contacting the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at or at 1-800-358-9295. When ordering, use the publication number and the code AHRQ C-01, which will expedite the ordering process.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet. 2011. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Page last reviewed November 2013
Internet Citation: Library of Resources for Diabetes. Content last updated November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.