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Resource Guide for Type 1 Diabetes

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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American Diabetes Association

Address:
ATTN: National Call Center
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311

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

Internet Address:
http://www.diabetes.org

Description of Services Provided:
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 through issues of Diabetes Forecast , the association's consumer magazine.

Joslin Diabetes Center

Address:
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215

Phone:
1-617-732-2400

E-mail:
diabetes@joslin.harvard.edu

Internet Address:
http://www.joslin.harvard.edu

Description of Services Provided:
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.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)

Address:
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-4001

Phone:
1-800-533-CURE (800-533-2873)

Internet Address:
http://www.jdf.org

Description of Services Provided:
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 & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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

Internet Address:
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm

Description of Services Provided:
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.



Last reviewed December 2009 by B. Gabriel Smolarz, 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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