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Resource Guide for Metabolic Syndrome

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (ADA)

Address:
1701 N Beauregard ST
Alexandria, VA 22311

Phone:
1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

Internet:
http://www.diabetes.org

Description of services provided:
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy. The ADA offers a national call center for people with questions and concerns, or those seeking support or direction regarding diabetes and its management. The organization works to increase awareness of diabetes. On the website, you can get information about making healthy food choices, including getting recipes and a guide to eating out, weight loss and exercise, diabetes prevention, and diabetes research. The website also offers a good amount of information about diabetes including symptoms, statistics, genetics, and risk factors. You can also find a live question and answer section.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA)

Address:
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone:
1-800-AHA-USA-1
or 1-800-242-8721

Internet:
http://www.americanheart.org

Description of services provided:
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The website offers heart, stroke, and advocacy news. There is also a heart and stroke encyclopedia. In addition, you'll find information about the warning signs for heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest. The website offers detailed descriptions and explanations of heart-related diseases and conditions, including cholesterol and high blood pressure. Also provided is information about living a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and exercise. For even more information, you can access or order brochures and other products.

The Endocrine Society

Address:
8401 Connecticut AVE, Suite 900
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Phone:
1-888-363-6274

Internet address:
http://www.endo-society.org/

Description of services provided:
With over 13,000 members, the Endocrine Society aims to "advance excellence" in this field through research and medical practice. The accompanying website, The Hormone Foundation , provides information for the public. Also available in Spanish, here you can learn about the endocrine system, the specialty, and related conditions. The "Education Resources" page provides fact sheets, brochures, and guides.

American College of Cardiology

Address:
9111 Old Georgetown RD
Bethesda, MD 20814-1699

Phone:
1-800-342-2383

Internet address:
http://www.acc.org

Description of services provided:
While geared toward professionals, the American College of Cardiology provides related news stories, videos of experts discussing current issues in the field, and publications.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES

Address:
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
NIDDK, NIH
Building 31, RM 9A04
31 Center DR
MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560

Phone:
(301) 496-5877

Internet:
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/

Description of services provided:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The website offers health information on the following topics: diabetes, digestive diseases, kidney and urologic diseases, weight control, endocrine and metabolic diseases, blood disorders, and nutrition information. There are links to other resources, such as the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).



Last reviewed February 2009 by David Juan, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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