Diabetes Websites and Information Resources

The sites each offer their own particular features so I will try to break them down for you so that you go directly to what you need.


GENERAL SITES (return to top)

The American Diabetes Association – http://www.diabetes.org/

This huge site has just about everything you need to know about diabetes and then some. It may be a little technical in places but that is probably because you got into the professional section by mistake. You can order all their publications from here.

On-line Diabetes Resources by Rick Mendosa – http://www.mendosa.com/

Rick Mendosa, himself a diabetic, has cataloged just about everything there is on the Web concerning diabetes. It is a huge undertaking and he manages to bring it off beautifully. He also has some excellent articles that he has written on various topics in diabetes.

National Diabetes Education Program – http://ndep.nih.gov/

The federal government is sponsoring this program to improve treatments and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis and to prevent the onset of diabetes. It is a vast undertaking.

National Diabetes Education Initiative – http://www.ndei.org/website/

The Federal Government is determined to teach physicians about the importance of meeting the standards of diabetes care and how to go about doing this. You can learn a lot by looking at their programs.

Medline Plus- Diabetes – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetes.html

The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health join together here to provide you with the latest news and information on this crucial topic.

Medscape Diabetes and Endocrinology Home Page – http://medscape.com/diabetes-endocrinology

Here you will find numerous articles about diabetes from the medical literature as well as free access to the files of the National Library of Medicine.

The Diabetes Monitor – http://www.diabetesmonitor.com

This is the creation of diabetes specialist, Dr. William Quick. He discusses every aspect of diabetes including the latest discoveries.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation – http://www.jdrf.org/

The JDF prides itself on its contribution to research in diabetes and this site reflects that. You will find what you want to know about the latest government programs that emphasize finding a cure for diabetes.

Children with Diabetes – http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/

This is the creation of a father of a diabetic child and has an enormous database of information for the parents of diabetics.

Joslin Diabetes Center – http://www.joslin.org/

This Center has been one of the world’s leading pioneers in diabetes care and the information to be found reflects this. It also tells you how you can join Joslin, to do research or to go to diabetes camp.

Canadian Diabetes Association – http://www.diabetes.ca/

If you are a Canadian, you will want to visit this site since a lot of their information, obviously, pertains to the special needs of the Canadian diabetic. However, this is much general information. A major benefit is that the information is in French as well as English.

The International Diabetes Federation – http://www.idf.org/

This is an organization of over 100 countries which meets every three years and can be the source for knowledgeable diabetes experts around the world.

Ask NOAH About Diabetes – http://www.noah-health.org/en/endocrine/diabetes/

This provides a large amount of information in both English and Spanish. It comes from the New York Online Access to Health, a partnership of New York institutions.

Behavioral Diabetes Institute – http://behavioraldiabetesinstitute.org/

If you have a psychological issue around diabetes, you may find help at this site, the “first organization dedicated to tackling the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes”.

MedFetch – http://www.medfetch.com/

This is an excellent site for creating repeated searches on a topic like diabetes over time. The information arrives by e-mail.

SITES OF COMPANIES THAT MAKE DIABETES PRODUCTS (return to top)

GLUCOSE METERS

Abbott Laboratories – http://www.abbott.com/index.htm

Bayer – http://www.bayercontour.com/

Diagnostics Devices - http://prodigymeter.com/?page_id=2

LifeScan – http://www.onetouch.com/

Nipro Diagnostics – http://www.niprodiagnostics.com/

Roche – https://www.accu-chek.com/us/

LANCING DEVICES

Owen Mumford – http://www.owenmumford.com/en

INSULIN PUMPS

Animas – http://www.animascorp.com

Insulet Corp. – http://www.myomnipod.com/

Medtronic MiniMed – http://www.medtronicdiabetes.net/products

Roche – http://www.accu-chekinsulinpumps.com/ipus/

Sooil Development – http://www.sooilusa.com/m3_01.html

INSULIN

Aventis – http://en.sanofi.com/products/diabetes/diabetes.aspx

Eli Lilly and Company – http://www.lilly.com/products/Pages/products.aspx

Novo Nordisk – http://www.novonordisk.com/

INSULIN SYRINGES

Becton Dickinson and Company – http://www.bd.com/us/diabetes/

INSULIN JET INJECTION DEVICES

European Pharma Group – http://www.insujet.com

COMPANIES AND THEIR ORAL MEDICATIONS

Aventis -Amaryl – http://en.sanofi.com/products/diabetes/diabetes.aspx

Bristol-Myers Squibb-Glucophage and Glucovance and Glucophage XR-

http://www.bms.com/products/Pages/home.aspx

Pfizer Inc.- Glucotrol – http://www.pfizer.com/products/#A

GOVERNMENT WEB SITES (return to top)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease - http://www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/

Centers for Disease Control – http://www.cdc.gov/health/diabetes.htm

Healthfinder Web Site – http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Pubmed Search Service of the National Library of Medicine – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

DIABETES INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES (return to top)

One site has it all – http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Other_languages/

SITES FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED (return to top)

American Foundation for the Blind – http://www.afb.org/

Blindness Resource Center – http://www.nyise.org/text/blindness.htm

Diabetes Division of the National Federation of the Blind – http://nfb.org/diabetics

ANIMALS WITH DIABETES (return to top)

Dogs – http://www.diabetesindogs.net/

Cats – http://www.felinediabetes.com/

RECIPES FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES (return to top)

The first cookbook you should look at is Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies, which I wrote with Cait James. This book would not have been written if it didn’t offer a special feature, namely the recipes of some of the finest chefs in the United States and Canada. You can find a number of excellent books and even more recipes on World Wide Web sites. You can generally count on the recipes in books to contain the nutrients they list, but on the Web, you need to evaluate the site before accepting the recipes. You can trust the sites that we list here.

Websites that offer recipes and meal planning for people with diabetes include the following:

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