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|List Of American and International Websites
The following are a list of websites to check if you have any questions on diabetes. However, remember never make any changes to your diabetes treatment without first consulting your doctor.
American Diabetes Association
Address: 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA 22311
1-800-342-2383 (800-DIABETES) for diabetes information
This is a large website which offers a huge amount of information on the basics of diabetes, living with the disease and diet and fitness advice; as well as an explanation of other conditions like Metabolic Syndrome. They also have an online shop where you can order medical books, diabetes cookbooks and recipes and items of clothing. There is also an interactive map where you can locate active diabetic organizations in your area.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
Address: One Diabetes Way, Bethesda, MD 20814-9692
Phone: 1-888-693-NDEP (6337)
The NDEP is a federal government sponsored initiative, a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its aim is to improve treatments and to prevent long-term diabetes complications by raising awareness among diabetics. It also aims to promote early diabetes diagnosis and to prevent the onset of diabetes in those diagnosed with prediabetes. The site has an excellent search tool where you can search for publications according to your age group and diabetes status (for example: prediabetes, full-blown diabetes or don't know).
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
Address: 200 W. Madison Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606
AADE is an association for diabetes educators, the medical personnel who look after and educate patients on the management of their disease. These professionals include dietitians, nurses, podiatrists, exercise physiologists and pharmacists. The website has an excellent search tool so you can locate an educator in your area.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Address: 1 Information Way, Bethesda MD 20892-3560
This is a collaboration between the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The website provides a huge amount of information about the causes of diabetes, symptoms of diabetes, treatment options, complications and statistics. There is also a section on prediabetes and clinical trials.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDF)
Address: 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
Phone: (800) 533-CURE (2873)
One of the world's leading organizations for the promotion of research into type 1 diabetes - its causes, treatment and prevention. The website provides all the latest news on research, publications and clinical trials.
Children With Diabetes
An online community for children and families affected by diabetes. It has forums, chat rooms, articles and resources.
Joslin Diabetes Center
Address: One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (800) JOSLIN-1 (567-5461)
Affiliated to the Harvard Medical School, the Joslin Center is a teaching and research center. It has more than 600 employees, employing some of the world's best clinicians and researchers who are striving to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Stem cell research is one area they are involved in. The center also has a diabetes care facility which looks after 23,000 adult patients every year.
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Canadian Diabetes Association
Address: 1400-522 University Ave, Toronto ON M5G 2R5
Phone: 1-800 BANTING (226-8464)
This site covers all the important topics in diabetes care and treatment. The information is available in both French and English. Take their questionnaire to find out if you are at risk. You can also volunteer to fundraise and support local efforts of organizations in your community.
Address: Macleod House, 10 Parkway, London NW1 7AA
Phone: 020 7424 1000
England's leading diabetes charity, Diabetes UK cares for and campaign on behalf of people with diabetes. They provide advice to patients, fundraise for diabetes research and publicise diabetes facts in an effort to raise awareness. It has a good section for young people recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, as well as a search tool for finding a support group in your local area.
Diabetes Federation of Ireland
Address: 76 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1
Phone: 01 836 3022
Established in 1967, this Irish charity is dedicated to the support of people with diabetes and offers advice on diabetes tests. It has a network of branches throughout the country and you can use their search facility to find a support group near you.
Address: Level 1, 101 Northbourne Ave, TURNER ACT 2612
Phone: (02) 6232 3800
A non-profit organisation, Diabetes Australia works with health professionals, researchers and diabetes educators to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and management. It also manages the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). There is a search tool on the website to direct you to a state or territory diabetes support group in your area.