An Indispensable Guide To Diabetes Care

Dealing with diabetes can be overwhelming and frustrating. What should I be eating? Can I exercise? What kinds of insulin options are available? Your patients have many questions, and you need access to accurate information and useful resources.

That’s why we’ve compiled the best resources out there so you and your care team can easily find the valuable information on diabetes you need. So whether you’re looking for care resources, advice on living well with diabetes, diabetes organizations, or scholarly studies based on the latest in diabetes research, we’ve got you covered.

General Diabetes Information Healthcare Info Strategies for Living Well Diabetes Organizations Diabetes Studies

General Diabetes Information

  • Gestational Diabetes a resource from the University of Maryland Medical Center, provides an overview of gestational diabetes, a condition that affects 2-5 percent of all pregnant women.
  • Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know? is a straightforward question and answer resource from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse that provides information in English and Spanish about gestational diabetes.
  • Multi-Lingual Diabetes Information provided by Diabetes UK, offers a number of helpful and downloadable brochures that provide an overview of diabetes in many languages including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Somali.
  • Pre-Diabetes: What You Need to Know , a resource from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, features comprehensive overview of pre-diabetes including information about who should be tested and what to do if you’re diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
  • Type II Diabetes, a resource from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, provides an overview of Type II Diabetes, including information about topics such as prevention and symptoms.
  • What Happens in Type II Diabetes, an audio presentation from the American Diabetes Association, includes a brief overview of Type II Diabetes. Access it from this webpage which also includes a question and answer module about diabetes.
  • What is Diabetes?, a resource from the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, offers basic information about diabetes in languages such as Burmese, Farsi, Hmong, Spanish, and Swahili.
  • Women and Diabetes is an informative factsheet from the FDA that provides information and statistics about women and diabetes. Did you know that over 9 million women in the United States have diabetes and that over 3 million of those women don’t know it? This resource is also available in multiple languages.

Healthcare Information

  • American Diabetes Association Self-Assessment Program is a multiple choice question assessment, complete with an educational critique section. Use this assessment to test your knowledge of diabetes, as well as strengthen your understanding of it.
  • Diabetes Care for Children, a publication of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is a comprehensive resource on how to care for children with diabetes.
  • Diabetes Information in Spanish, from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, is an excellent resource for practitioners who work with Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Diabetes Risk Test, a resource from the American Diabetes Association, is a simple, user-friendly resource to determine your risk for developing diabetes.
  • Getting Over the Shock of Diabetes Diagnosis, a resource from the Joslin Diabetes Center, provides information on common reactions to getting diagnosed with diabetes, as well as a few practical tips for how to respond to a diagnosis.
  • Glucose Testing Devices provides a comprehensive overview from the FDA on how to test glucose levels and the various equipment available to make that process as pain- and error-free as possible.
  • Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care, a publication from the National Diabetes Education Program, is a comprehensive overview of diabetes care for healthcare professionals.
  • It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes is a publication from the National Diabetes Education Program with practical information about how to prevent diabetes. The publication is specifically geared towards older adults.
  • Living with Diabetes, a resource from the American Diabetes Association, provides a comprehensive overview of how diabetes affects various populations.
  • More than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes, a publication designed for African-Americans by the National Insititue of Health, offers 50 tips to decrease the chance of getting diabetes.

Strategies for Living Well

  • Alternative Devices for Taking Insulin, a publication of the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, provides information about various methods of taking insulin.
  • Diabetes Care Card, developed by the Oregon Diabetes Coalition, provides patients with a checklist that tracks their diabetes care, as well as information about their medical condition in case of emergency.
  • Diabetes Care Checklist, a resource from the Aetna insurance company, provides diabetes patients with a convenient checklist they can use to track their diabetes care. This resources is also available in Spanish.
  • Diabetes Denial Worksheet, a resource developed by the Galveston County Health District, is a great tool for practitioners to use with diabetes patients who are in denial about their medical condition.
  • Diabetes and Foot Care features information for patients who suffer from various foot complications as a result of their diabetes.
  • Diabetic Gourmet Magazine provides hundreds of free recipes for people with diabetes who want to cook delicious and healthy meals.
  • Diet and Diabetes, an informative resource from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, offers meal-planning tips and a sample menu plan for children with diabetes.
  • Diet for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease is a more technical resource for educators that work with patients who suffer from diabetes and kidney disease.
  • Discrimination and Diabetes provides information from the American Diabetes Association regarding discrimination at school, work, public places, and more. Use this resource to help your patients know their rights.
  • Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes provides useful information about the research regarding the risky mix of alcohol consumption and diabetes.
  • Food List for People with Diabetes includes a helpful chart with different food items that are good for people with diabetes to eat. The chart also includes specific brands recommended for people with diabetes.
  • Four Steps to Control Your Diabetes For Life , a publication of the National Diabetes Education Program, is a comprehensive resource for people who have diabetes.
  • Individualized School Health Care Plan: Diabetes, is a blank form that parents can fill out with important medical information about their child for the staff at their child’s school.
  • Live Healthy With Diabetes is a bi-lingual, colorful pamphlet that provides patients with simple reminders to help manage their diabetes.
  • My Life, a website developed for children with diabetes, hosts a number of interactive features, such as games, information, and the ability to connect with other children who have diabetes.
  • Nutrition Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association offer clear guidelines and recommendations for people with diabetes.
  • Recipes from the American Diabetes Association provides nearly 300 recipes for people with diabetes.
  • Steps to an Action Plan is a brief but effective resource developed by the Diabetes Initiative that will aid practitioners as they seek to help their patients develop a self-management health care plan.
  • Taking Care of Your Diabetes, a resource from Rutgers, provides an overview of how to stay healthy while living with diabetes.
  • Ten Ways to Avoid Diabetes Complications , an article from the Mayo Clinic, provides ten strategies for avoiding complications relating to diabetes.
  • The New Soul Food Recipe Sampler, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, provides a number of Southern recipes that are adapted for people with diabetes.

Diabetes Organizations

  • American Diabetes Association hosts a plethora of resources about diabetes, including recipes, information about community events, research, and more. Contact the ADA Center for Information and Support with questions relating to diabetes.
  • Children with Diabetes Online exists as a community and forum for families dealing with diabetes. This valuable resource includes a kid’s corner and family support network that encompasses everything from humor to scholarships. If you’re looking to plug into the online community of people living with diabetes, don’t miss the chat rooms and conference information featured on this site.
  • Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association features exercise and health resources for people with diabetes.
  • Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation provides a plethora of information regarding diabetes research, events, and facts.
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, the diabetes center at Harvard University, hosts a number of useful resources and information on diabetes research and care.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International focuses on research for a cure for Type I diabetes. Explore the many resources available on this site, including tips of living with diabetes, publications, and advocacy tools.
  • Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, the diabetes center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, is both a research center, as well as a center of practice. Explore this site to learn how staff at the center provides treatment and conduct research.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Social Services’ National Diabetes Education Program hosts a number of resources, such as facts, publications, and other helpful tips for practitioners and patients.

Diabetes Studies

  • Caring for Patients with Diabetes, a study conducted through the National Public Health and Hospital Institute, examines how patients with different demographics experience diabetes care at safety net hospitals.
  • Ecological Approaches to Self-Management is a study that explored an ecological approach to self-management diabetes care.
  • Diabetes Self-Management in a Community Health Center examines the importance of developing culturally-relevant self-management programs for populations that are traditionally marginalized.
  • Insulin Injection Practices , a study published in Practical Diabetes, examined the insulin injection practices of patients with diabetes. The discussion portion is particularly useful for practitioners who work with diabetes patients.
  • Urban American Indians Self-Management Program determined that a holistic approach, community collaboration, and stakeholder partnerships are essential elements of developing successful self-management programs for American Indians who have diabetes. Read this article to learn more about care guidelines for this subset of the population that suffers from a disproportionately high rate of Type 2 diabetes.