Diabetes Resources

General Diabetes Information

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
Aservice of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Established in 1978, the clearinghouse provides information about diabetes to people with diabetes and to their families, health care professionals, and the public.

Diabetes Dictionary
This dictionary from the NIDDK defines words that are often used when people talk or write about diabetes. It is designed for people who have diabetes and for their families and friends.

The National Diabetes Education Program

The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent the onset of diabetes.

CDC’s Diabetes and Health Resource Page
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, provides answers to frequently asked questionsabout Diabetes, along withinformation about prevention and treatment.

Information about Diabetes Complications

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse – Complications
Information about diabetes complications and ways to help prevent problems.

JDRF Research: Preventing and Reversing Complications
Information about research to prevent and treat diabetes-related complications such as retinopathy (eye disease), neuropathy (nerve damage), nephropathy (kidney disease), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and heart disease and stroke.

The Penn State Retina Research Group Introduction to Diabetic Retinopathy
The group’s goal is to characterize the cellular and molecular mechanisms that lead to vision impairment in diabetes, and to generate novel treatments to cure diabetic retinopathy.


JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team
One-to-one support, a sympathetic ear, and some practical suggestions from JDRF volunteers who have “been there.”

MedHelp – type 1 diabetes Forum
This extensive resource for consumer health information on the Web features a type 1 diabetes forum staffed by JDRF volunteers.

JDRF Publications

In-depth analysis of cutting edge diabetes research and treatments, profiles, and more.

Countdown for Kids
The first magazine especially for kids with diabetes; information, fun, role models, pen pals.

JDRF Kids Online
The Web site for kids with diabetesand their friends and family.

Diabetes Treatment Centers

Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston, MA)
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (Denver CO)
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia-Presbyterian (New York NY)

Other Sites of Interest

Children with Diabetes
An “online community” for kids, families, and adults with diabetes

Diabetes Portal
A gateway to 14 Web sites providing daily news updates, tips for living with diabetes, and information about research findings andadvanced treatments.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Diabetes Information
The FDA regulates the medical products used to treat diabetes, including glucose meters, insulin pumps, diabetes medicines, and insulin. Its Web site is an excellent source fornew products that have received FDA approval and other current information about diabetes care.

Diabetes Monitor.Com
“Monitoring diabetes happenings everywhere in cyberspace”

Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation/Diabetes Wellness Letter
Articles on treatment, diet and exercise, and lifestyle

Banting Digital Library
History of discovery of insulin; links to U.S./international diabetes organizationsInsulin Pumpers
Provides information and support for adults and children with diabetes and their families interested in insulin pump therapy. American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
General diabetes information; find a diabetes educator. Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association (DESA)
DESA exists to enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes through exercise and physical fitness.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Aprofessional medical organization devoted to the enhancement of the practice of clinical endocrinology.

The Knox County Dispensary of Hope is a program through the Knox County Department of Health that provides prescription drug samples to low income families. You can obtain free physicians samples of wide variety, including Accu-Check Aviva samples and Accu-Check Compact Test Drums.

Pump Wear, Inc.

A company providing cute and trendy Pump accessories. Our local representative is DeannaMendenhall-Miller, the mother of a recently diagnosed child.Please enter Rep# Deanna2008 when ordering.