Diabetes Links


Below are links to various agencies and associations providing diabetes information, resources, and diabetes slides. Just click on their name to be taken to their website.

• Assessment, Quality Assurance, and Documentation Tools
Diabetes Physician Recognition Program – Assesses physicians on their performance on adult and pediatric measures of care
Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center – Educational materials for healthcare professionals and people with diabetes
Veterans Health Administration Diabetes Program – Information and links for healthcare providers and veterans

• Clinical Guidelines
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice
American Diabetes Association – Clinical Practice Recommendations
Joslin Diabetes Center Guidelines for Diabetes Management – Revised as current evidence and clinical practice require; reviewed at least annually
National Diabetes Education Program – The “Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care” outlines the seven essential components of quality diabetes care
National Guideline Clearinghouse – A search for “diabetes” yields over 400 sites related to diabetes guidelines

• Complementary and Alternative Medicines
National Institute of Health Office on Dietary Supplements (ODS) – Also provides a link to the IBIDS Database (International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) – NIH Center; includes NCCAM clinical trials

• Continuing Medical Education Programs
Professional societies include continuing medical education information and on-line CME programs on their websites, including:
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Diabetes Association
American Dietetic Association
American Medical Association
Joslin Diabetes Center
The Endocrine Society

Continuing medical education is also offered by:
Bernard Sklar’s Annotated List of Online Continuing Medical Education
International Diabetes Center
Pri-Med/MC Communications
US Pharmacist Continuing Education

• Diabetes-Related Health Conditions
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The Dental Center
American Optometric Association
National Eye Institute
Diabetic Eye Disease Public Education Program
American Orthopedic Food and Ankle Society
American Podiatric Medical Association
Feet Can Last A Lifetime Kit – from the National Diabetes Education Program
Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Program
American Heart Association
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Kidney / Urology
American Society of Transplantation, Patient Education
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Kidney Foundation
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Lung / Smoking
American Lung Association
Quitnet – an online smoking cessation program, affiliated with Boston University
Diabetic Neuropathy – from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Obesity / Weight Control
Weight-control Information Network (WIN) – from the NIDDK
American Diabetes Association
Sweet Success – California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program
Understanding Gestational Diabetes – NIH publication
Sexual Function
Sexual and Urologic Problems of Diabetes

• Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) – List of resources

• Food and Nutrition Resources
Food Composition Tables
Fast Foods – CalorieKing Food Database
USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
Nutrition Teaching Aids
Computer Menu Planning – Based on NIH dietary guidelines 2005
Professional Resources
American Dietetic Association – Nutrition information and resources
Diabetes Care and Education – An American Dietetic Association Practice Group

• International Organizations
WorldWIDE Initiative for Diabetes Education
International Diabetes Federation

• Legislative Issues / Advocacy
American Diabetes Association – Advocacy and Legal Resources

• Medical Literature Search
PubMed – Database of medical literature operated by the National Library of Medicine/Medline

• Medication Information
MedlinePlus – Information from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health

• Mental Health Screening
Screening for Mental Health, Inc. – includes information on eating disorders and depression

• Minority Health
African Americans
Diabetes in African Americans – National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Asian American
Diabetes Resource Sheet – Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans – National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Hispanic / Latino
Centers for Disease Control – Diabetes (web page in Spanish)
Hispanic Americans – National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (in Spanish)
Native Americans
American Indians and Alaska Natives – National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Indian Health Service: Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention

• Patient Education
Diabetes Education Recognition Programs
The following organizations are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as national accreditation organizations; diabetes self-management training programs approved by these organizations may qualify for Medicare reimbursement:
American Diabetes Association: Education Recognition Program
Indian Health Service: Integrated Diabetes Education and Care Recognition Program

Free Educational Materials
NOTE: There is an abundant supply of diabetes patient education information available on the Web. The following sections highlight materials from nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
Diabetes Public Health Resource
National Diabetes Education Program
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Taking Control of Your Diabetes
California Diabetes Program
Interactive Online Classes
Diabetes Tutorial – National Library of Medicine, MedLine Plus, Patient Education Institute
Joslin Diabetes Center – Online Learning Center
Free Clip Art
Diabetes Public Health Resource: Clip Art – from the Centers for Disease Control
FIT Foundation Diabetes
Foreign Language Material (see also Food and Nutrition Resources, Nutrition Teaching Aids)
California Diabetes Health Record Card – Available in English and 13 other languages
David Mendosa’s Non-English Web-Site Directory for Diabetes Information

• PowerPoint Slides – Professional Training
Prevalence of Diabetes – US Maps from the CDC

• Research
American Diabetes Association
ClinicalTrials.gov – federally and privately supported clinical research
Joslin Diabetes Center
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

• Software
www.mendosa.com/software.htm – David Mendosa’s Software Websites Directory offering links to a wide array of products, well organized under a variety of headings. It also offers links to a broad range of chat rooms and e-mail mailing lists to help keep people with diabetes and other common interests connected.
Diabetes Management System
International Diabetes Center
Tiara Diabetes Education Tracking System
PDA (Personal Digital Assistants)
ATP III Cholesterol Management Implementation Tool
Medical Software for PDAs
Nutrition Information – CalorieKing

• Statistics, Facts, and Figures
American Dietetic Association
Diabetes Public Health Resource – Centers for Disease Control
National Diabetes Information Clearing House: Statistics
Includes data on diabetes across the US and diabetes in select US populations
Diabetes Care and Education – a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association
The Endocrine Society
Joslin Diabetes Center
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
National Diabetes Education Program
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – National Institutes of Health

• Special Populations
Amputee Coalition of America
Children and Adolescents
Camps for Children with Diabetes
Children with Diabetes
Consensus Statement on Type 2 Diabetes – American Diabetes Association
Elder Services
ElderCare Locator – Department of Health & Human Services
Veterans Health Administration Diabetes Program
Vision Impaired (see also Diabetes-Related Health Conditions, Eye)
The Center for the Partially Sighted