As of 2015, you can find diabetes patient education handouts in PDF format at the Diabetes Care and Education website. The Indian Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also offers handouts in Word formats regarding a variety of health topics, including arthritis, dialysis and cancer.
All of the patient education handouts included at these websites are free, and they are only allowed to be reproduced for educational purposes.
You can also create your own patient education handouts for free by utilizing programs such as Microsoft Word or Publisher. Handouts should include language at a sixth- or seventh-grade reading level and graphics for maximum readability.