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by Schroeder K

Resource Guide for Type 1 Diabetes

RESOURCES

Address:
ATTN: National Call Center
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone:
1-800-342-2383 (1-800-DIABETES)
Internet Address:
http://www.diabetes.org
Description of Services Provided:
This site is a comprehensive resource for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals alike. You'll learn the details of the disease, from diagnosis to complications, as well as find links to health insurance information. You can also read issues of Diabetes Forecast , the association's consumer magazine.

RESOURCES

Address:
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
Phone:
1-617-732-2400
E-mail:
diabetes@joslin.harvard.edu
Internet Address:
http://www.joslin.harvard.edu
Description of Services Provided:
Joslin's Online Diabetes Library provides a wealth of useful information explaining in detail such topics as carbohydrate counting, artificial sweeteners, blood sugar changes with exercise, and the effects of diabetes on sexuality.

RESOURCES

Address:
26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Phone:
1-800-533-CURE (800-533-2873)
Internet Address:
https://jdrf.org
Description of Services Provided:
JDRF focuses exclusively on research into diabetes, and specifically on finding a cure. On this site, you can read up on the latest "Research News." There are also several consumer friendly pages on the basics of diabetes and diabetes care. While you're here, find out how you can "Walk to Cure Diabetes."

RESOURCES

Address:
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
NIDDK, NIH
Building 31, Room 9A04
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
Phone:
301-496-3583
Internet Address:
http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Description of Services Provided:
The NIDDK offers a collection of booklets on everything from glucose monitors to alternative treatments for diabetes. There are also materials in Spanish, and several designed for lower literacy levels. You can view them online or order hard copies; many are free.

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