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for information about diabetes? The Internet abounds with excellent
resources, support, and services. We've selected some of the
best to get you started.
- American Diabetes Association
patient education materials and tips on a wide range of diabetes-related
topics, up-to-date diabetes news, state laws, and a whole lot
- Children with Diabetes
- This extensive
site is designed to help kids with diabetes and their families
learn about diabetes, meet people with diabetes, and help others
with diabetes. Hundreds of pages include a wealth of informational
materials, lots of opportunities for interaction, links, and
- This regularly
updated PlanetRx.com site provides a wealth of current news and
information about diagnosis, diet, tight control, complications,
sex, women's issues, profiles, support, children's resources,
finance, and prevention.
- The Healing
Handbook for Persons with Diabetes
by the University of Massachusetts Medical School's ADA Diabetes
Center of Excellence, this is an excellent, full length textbook
about diabetes. Spanish and Hebrew translations are also available.
- Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
(JDF) / The Diabetes Research Foundation [added 10/13/00]
- JDF claims
to be the worlds leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder
of diabetes research. Founded in 1970 by parents of children
with diabetes, its mission is to find a cure for diabetes and
its complications through the support of research. Its web site
includes basic fact sheets and research news, as well as information
about the organization.
- The National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (National Institute of Health)
- This government
site offers a wealth of informational and educational materials
for patients, including easy-to-read and Spanish language publications.
Topics covered include digestive, endocrine, metabolic, kidney,
urologic & hematologic diseases, diabetes, nutrition, and
obesity. Other sections cover research, funding, patient recruitment,
and related government resources.
- On-line Resources for Diabetics
- Rick Mendosa's
extensive, annotated metasite provides well organized links to
Internet diabetes resources. Categories include organizations
and charities; universities, hospitals, physicians, and research;
companies; publications; government; personal; non-English; medline;
diabetes medications; insulin; diabetes software; blood glucose
meters; and diabetic neuropathy.
- Blindness and Visual Impairments
- Resources in your state
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