General Information About Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association
WEB SITE: www.diabetes.org
E-MAIL: Ask ADA@diabetes.org
TELEPHONE: (800) DIABETES (342-2383)
ATTN: National Call Center
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
The ADA’s massive Web site offers basic facts about diabetes and information about all aspects of living with it, from legal matters to what to eat for dinner. There’s a valuable resource guide, which is updated annually, to help you shop for equipment. For a diabetes-related question or to request an information packet, use the e-mail address above.
Another good source for general information about diabetes, this site features a special section for kids and is also available in Spanish.
Joslin Diabetes Center
WEB SITE: www.joslin.org
TELEPHONE: (800) JOSLIN-1 (567-5461)
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
This hospital has spun off clinics all across the United States. You’ll ﬁnd a list of them, with lots of other diabetes information, on the Web site.
Run by the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, this site offers a wealth of educational materials about diabetes. You can order information by mail, too.
WEB SITE: http://medlineplus.gov
A joint venture of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this site is a great source of general health information. However, if you plug “diabetes” into the site’s search engine, you’ll ﬁnd news about research, basic information, and lots of links to other Web sites.
David Mendosa’s Diabetes Directory
WEB SITE: www.mendosa.com/diabetes
David Mendosa is a guy with diabetes who seems to have made it his mission to know everything about the disease—and to share it. There are loads of valuable links and more here.
WEB SITE: www.diabetesmonitor.com
This Web site is operated by a doctor and nurse who want to help educate people with diabetes.
Look here for research on type 1 diabetes.
Children with Diabetes
WEB SITE: www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
Billing itself as “the online community for kids, families, and adults with diabetes,” this Web site offers one-stop browsing for anyone looking for information about caring for a child with the disease.
The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
WEB SITE: www.diabetesaction.org
TELEPHONE: (202) 333-4520
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
426 “C” Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
This group funds research on diabetes treatment and prevention, including alternative and nutritional therapies. The Web site’s coolest feature: The “Ask the Diabetes Educator” page.
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet
WEB SITE: www.diabetestrialnet.org
TELEPHONE: (800) HALT-DM1 (425-8361)
Scientists at 18 diabetes research centers have formed this network to learn more about how to prevent and treat type 1 diabetes. The network is studying people with type 1 diabetes, as well as their family members; volunteers are needed.
The following Web sites are good starting points for getting more information about many of the complications diabetes may cause.
American Amputee Foundation
WEB SITE: www.americanamputee.org
National Amputation Foundation
WEB SITE: www.nationalamputation.org
American Foundation for the Blind
WEB SITE: www.afb.org
National Kidney Foundation
WEB SITE: www.kidney.org
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
WEB SITE: www.iffgd.org
American Heart Association
WEB SITE: www.americanheart.org
American Psychological Association
WEB SITE: www.apa.org
American Urological Association Foundation
WEB SITE: www.urologyhealth.org
American Podiatric Medical Association
WEB SITE: www.apma.org
The AADE Web site features a “Find an Educator” search tool.
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association
WEB SITE: www.diabetes-exercise.org
DESA promotes the importance of physical ﬁtness for people with diabetes. Their Web site has information about exercise and nutrition, as well as a forum for members to swap ideas.
Magazines and Journals
Published by the American Diabetes Association
WEB SITE: www.diabetes.org/diabetes-forecast.jsp
TELEPHONE: (800) 806-7801
This monthly magazine features the latest news about diabetes research, inspirational stories, exercise tips, recipes, and more.
Published by the American Diabetes Association
WEB SITE: http://care.diabetesjournals.org
This is the journal your doctor reads—or should read. Look for it in the library at your local hospital. (The online version charges a fee if you want to view recently published articles.)
Diabetic Gourmet Magazine
WEB SITE: www.diabeticgourmet.com
A site that will allow you to explore your inner gourmand. It features a large archive of recipes, cookbook reviews, and lots of other tasty stuff.
Bimonthly magazine that addresses food management and diet for diabetes control. Each issue has about 50 recipes plus health tips, info speciﬁcally for insulin users, and a recipe make-over. Its Web site, www.diabeticcooking.com/index.html, features a searchable database of recipes. You can search by food type, ethnic cuisine, main ingredient, or recipe classiﬁcation (i.e. casseroles).
The “other” ADA is the organization that, among other things, certiﬁes registered dietitians. Its Web site can help you ﬁnd an R.D. who specializes in diabetes nutrition.