Resource Guide for Type 1 Diabetes
by Karen Schroeder, MS, RD
American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive
Alexandria, VA 22202
This site is a comprehensive resource for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals alike. You'll learn the details of the disease, from diagnosis to complications, as well as find links to health insurance information. You can also read issues of Diabetes Forecast , the association's consumer magazine.
Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
Joslin's Online Diabetes Library provides a wealth of useful information explaining in detail such topics as carbohydrate counting, artificial sweeteners, blood sugar changes with exercise, and the effects of diabetes on sexuality.
New York, NY 10004
JDRF focuses exclusively on research into diabetes, and specifically on finding a cure. On this site, you can read up on the latest "Research News." There are also several consumer friendly pages on the basics of diabetes and diabetes care. While you're here, find out how you can "Walk to Cure Diabetes."
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
The NIDDK offers a collection of booklets on everything from glucose monitors to alternative treatments for diabetes. There are also materials in Spanish, and several designed for lower literacy levels. You can view them online or order hard copies; many are free.
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