Resources For More Help
Information is key to being able to make the right choices for you as you get started on YOUR program to reverse Type 2 Diabetes. The problem is that it’s all over the internet and you can spend all day just looking for the websites even BEFORE you can determine if it’s information is of any use to you.
I have listed hear a few places to start – places I think are the best sources of easy to understand information and tried to put it one comprehensive resource. I hope it will help you…and please, let me know about sites YOU find that should be added to the list…think of this as an ongoing ‘work in progress’.
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DAILY TYPE 2 DIABETES NEWS
Facebook & Twitter Media
How can you possibly find more information and the ability to speak directly, in real-time with a world full of folk just like us? Facebook and Twitter, Eddie!
Below are Facebook and twitter “groups” that I am following, sometimes for ideas, more often than not, just conversation on a disease that is “near and dear” to my heart – well, near, it not dear… Please take the time to visit them, think about joining in, and be sure that if you do, try to balance the take with the give…please contribute!
Type 2 Diabetes Straight Talk – You’re gonna love this one!
The Sugar Hunter – Another Great Facebook Group!
Type 2 Diabetes Support Group – Just what you want…SUPPORT!
Blogs And Forums I Recommend!
Here is a list of blogs and forums that are specifically focused on the issues, concerns, conversations and topics for those of us with Type 2 Diabetes. I realize some of them have not posted in a while, but the archive information available is well worth the visit. If you find that a link is dead or site is no longer supported or available, please send me and email below and let me know. ALSO, if you happen to have a favorite blog or forum that’s not on this list…let me know and I’ll get it on there for you.
Organizations and Corporate Support
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association web site is consistently ranked as one of the most popular disease-specific health care web sites on the Internet. It has been reconfigured from its original format to provide ready access to consumer-level information. Linked pages that provide concise descriptions of the essentials of diagnosis, standard treatments, monitoring, and complications are listed under the headings of Basic Diabetes Information, Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes. The Type 1 Diabetes section includes a selection of pages that address specific concerns of parents of children and teenagers with diabetes. Pages listed under the heading of Community and Resources provide state-by-state listings of contact information for regional diabetes education programs and support groups. A separate page provides links to updated information about Medicare coverage and health insurance legislation.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): diabetes
The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases web site provides access to a wide array of NIH publications. The Diabetes section includes a selection of links to online versions of 48 different publications that are cross-referenced as part of the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. These publications provide detailed information about the essentials of diagnosis, standard treatments, monitoring, complications, experimental treatments, and alternative therapies. Some of the more comprehensive monographs are complemented by easy-to-read web pages and printable brochures that provide basic practical information about standard treatments, monitoring, and measures to prevent complications. Spanish language and Asian language versions of selected publications are accessible through direct links and through a separate web site maintained by the National Diabetes Education Program. The NIDDK web site also provides access to updated statistical and demographic information about the incidence, prevalence, and economic impact of diabetes.
Joslin Diabetes Center
The web site hosted by the Joslin Diabetes Center provides access to an extensive Diabetes Library that lists a full range of topics organized under different subject headings. Each topic is outlined and addressed in a concise question-and-answer format. A separate Beginner’s Guide to Diabetes incorporates a subset of topics that deal with some of the immediate concerns of individuals who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes. A recently added feature allows registered participants to enroll in online classes that provide information about the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes. This site also provides detailed information about clinical services that are available through the Joslin’s central clinic and national satellite programs located in 11 states.
The Diabetes Monitor
The Diabetes Monitor web site provides a comprehensive index of links to a wide range of reliable resources drawn from selected institutional web sites, commercial web sites, personal web sites, and online publications. It is divided into six principal sections. The Diabetes Registry is an organized list of web pages that provide detailed information about specific topics. It is divided into subsections listed under the headings of General Topics, Types of Diabetes, Complications, Coping, Management, Medications, Monitoring, and Research. Source information is provided for each web page. The links are monitored and updated on a regular basis. Special symbols are used to identify web pages intended for parents of children with diabetes.
The Online Diabetes Resources section provides listings of links to specific Internet resources, accompanied by brief descriptions of their organization, content, and relevance. One list provides an extensive inventory of mailing lists, newsgroups, and discussion boards that deal with diabetes issues. Another list provides descriptions and reviews of diabetes-related periodicals, publications, and specific articles from the scientific and popular literature.
There are also lists of personal web sites that provide information about diabetes, and a separate list of web sites that provide information in other languages including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean. Other lists provide links to drug and equipment manufacturer web sites along with descriptions and reviews of diabetes management software. The Diabetes 123 section provides access to a knowledge base of over 8000 specific questions about diabetes that have been reviewed and answered by a team of specialists. Each question is indexed by subject and date. Other sections include a link to the Children with Diabetes online community and an Online Diabetes Dictionary.
Diabetes Portal: Diabetes Living
The Diabetes Living web site is a subject guide, maintained by DiabetesPortal.com, that provides an intuitive interface that is easy to navigate. It provides an index of links to a wide range of high-quality resources drawn from selected institutional web sites, commercial web sites, and online publications. This site is divided into six general subsections listed under the headings of Basics, Diabetes Management, Parenting & Children, Complications, Coping, and What’s New. Source information is provided for each link.
New York Online Access to Health: Ask NOAH About: diabetes
This web site is one of a series of 48 disease-specific subject guides developed and maintained by the New York Online Access to Health project. It provides an extensive index of links to reliable web pages about specific topics. This site is divided into subsections listed under the headings of What is Diabetes?, Care and Treatment, Complications and Related Concerns, and Information Resources. The links are monitored and updated on a regular basis. Special symbols are used to identify web pages designated for children with diabetes.
Karolinska Institute: diseases, disorders, and related topics—endocrine diseases
This web site was developed by the Karolinska Institute as one of the first comprehensive medical subject guides on the Internet. Its organization is based on the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) disease classifications. Separate pages of listings are maintained for each of 24 major disease classifications. Each page provides a list of MeSH classifications with cited links to web sites listed under each division. An alphabetical list of diseases can be used to match specific disorders to their appropriate MeSH classifications. Most of the diabetes links are listed on the pages devoted to Endocrine Diseases and Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases.
Diabetes Portal: Diabetes Living: Basics: What is Diabetes Mellitus?
This page provides a concise explanation of the essential pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
American Diabetes Association: diagnosis and laboratory tests
This page outlines the different laboratory tests that may be used to diagnose diabetes mellitus. An introductory section explains the difference between blood tests used to detect hyperglycemia and urine tests used to detect glucosuria, providing basic guidelines for the interpretation of results. This page also includes descriptive information about glycated hemoglobin testing.
Diet and exercise
This page lists a selection of links to online versions of booklets that provide basic information about food selection, serving sizes, and the timing of meals and snacks. Each booklet present dietary modification guidelines in a straightforward question-and-answer format, supplemented by clear illustrations and diagrams. Spanish language versions are also available. Full color pdf versions of these booklets can be downloaded for printing.
This web site provides access to an online version of Diabetic Gourmet Magazine that features a collection of articles dealing with issues related to food selection and preparation. A searchable Diabetic Recipe Archive provides free access to an extensive selection of approved recipes indexed by course, ingredients, and preparation times. Nutritional information and diabetic exchange estimates are listed for each recipe.
This page provides a basic overview of the benefits of exercise with specific recommendations regarding the recognition, treatment, and prevention of episodes of exercise-induced hypoglycemia.
This page provides general information about self-monitoring of blood glucose. It outlines the essential steps involved in selecting a blood glucose meter, learning to test accurately, logging results, troubleshooting, and testing for ketonuria.
This resource includes a selection of links to pages that provide detailed patient-oriented information about currently available oral agents and insulin analog preparations. Each page presents information in a concise question-and-answer format that explains indications for use, contraindications, mechanisms of action, means of administration, potential drug interactions, and possible side effects.
This page provides access to a full color pdf version of a booklet published by the Canadian Diabetes Association that combines descriptive text with clearly illustrated instructions that guide patients through the steps involved in drawing up and injecting single and mixed doses of insulin. Brief descriptions of different types of available syringes, pens, jet injectors, and pumps are included.
This page provides basic information about hypoglycemia with description of characteristic symptoms and recommendations for self-management of mild to moderate episodes.
This page provides information about diabetic ketoacidosis with explanations of possible causes, descriptions of characteristic symptoms and signs, and guidelines for urine testing to detect ketonuria.
This page provides access to an online version of a brochure published by the National Eye Institute. Specific sections focus on the pathophysiology, classification, symptoms, and evaluation of different forms of diabetic retinopathy. Treatment options including laser photocoagulation and vitrectomy surgery are described in detail.
This page provides basic information about the pathophysiology, symptoms, evaluation, prevention, and treatment of diabetic nephropathy.