Allina Health's Patient Education Department works with experts to educate patients about their health and medical treatment. Our manuals cover many topics.
Whether you have just been told that you have diabetes or you've had the disease for years, we can help you manage your diabetes. This manual by the Allina Diabetes Education Council includes what people with diabetes need to know.
This comprehensive manual can help you understand what prediabetes is, if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, and how to prevent diabetes by making small lifestyle changes.
The more you know about how your heart works and what you can do to help it work better, the healthier and more in control of your life you'll feel. This award-winning manual can help you do just that.
Although heart failure cannot be cured, it can be managed through diet, exercise and medicine. That is why Allina experts developed this guide to living and succeeding with heart failure.
This award-winning guide to pregnancy describes what to expect during pregnancy, how to prepare for labor, what to expect during recovery, and how to care for a newborn. It also includes detailed worksheets, forms, checklists and a resources section.
Unlike other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes lasts only as long as you are pregnant. This manual can help you understand what's happening to your body, how gestational diabetes is affecting you and your baby, and how it can be controlled.
This guide can help answer your questions about infant/baby care, infections, diseases and allergies, safety precautions and emergencies, well checkups, as well as other issues parents usually face.
If you have had a stroke or are caring for someone who had a stroke, we can help.
This manual can help ease your mind about having an operation by letting you know what to expect
before surgery and
This manual will walk you through what to expect if you are having colon or rectal surgery and can help you prepare for surgery and guide you through recovery.
This manual gives basic information about having a heart transplant. The goal of the heart transplant is to add years to your life and improve the quality of your life.
Is age, injury or disease limiting your ability to walk, climb stairs and do other activities? If so, you may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery. This manual provides advice and information about the procedure including what you can expect before and after surgery.
How do you make your surgery a positive and meaningful experience? This manual was developed to: increase your general knowledge of a hysterectomy, help you prepare for surgery and guide you through recovery.
This manual gives basic information about having a kidney transplant and choosing to donate a kidney. The first section is for
kidney transplant recipients. The second section is for living
If knee discomfort is limiting your ability to participate in activities you enjoy, you may be a candidate for this surgery. This advice and information in this manual can help you decide.
This manual will help prepare you for spine surgery and guide you through recovery. Read the entire book before your surgery and jot down any questions you have for your health care provider, as you go along.
Learn about weight loss through non-surgical means.
Learn about surgical weight loss including before- and after-surgery guidelines.