Diabetes - resources

Resources - diabetes

The following sites provide further information on diabetes:

  • American Diabetes Association -- www.diabetes.org
  • Endocrine Society, Hormone Health Network -- www.hormone.org/diseases-and-conditions/diabetes
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International -- www.jdrf.org
  • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion -- www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html
  • National Diabetes Education Program -- www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/ndep
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes
  • National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus -- medlineplus.gov/diabetes.html

The following organizations have information on diabetes-related complications:

Diabetic retinopathy resources:

  • National Eye Institute -- www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/diabetic-retinopathy
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology -- www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-diabetic-retinopathy

Diabetic neuropathy (nerve pain) resources:

  • American Chronic Pain Association -- www.theacpa.org
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/all-disorders/diabetic-neuropathy-information-page

Kidney disease resources:

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease
  • National Kidney Foundation -- www.kidney.org/atoz/atozTopic_Diabetes
Insulin production and diabetes

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.