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Education and community can be the keys to diabetes success. Here at dLife, we offer up a wealth of tools and information to help you better manage your diabetes. The following websites offer additional resources and support for your diabetes life. You are not alone!

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Advocacy
Blogs
Celiac Disease Resources
College Resources
Depression & Coping Resources
Diabetes Communities
Diabetes Supplies and Accessories
Fitness
General Diabetes Information Sites
Government
News for Professionals
Nutrition
Professional Organizations
Research
Supplements and Other Health Aids
Travel
Visually Impaired
Women's Health
Prosthetic Care
Elementary & Secondary Education
Fraternal Organizations Offering Assistance


Advocacy
Sites geared towards diabetes advocacy and helping increase awareness.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Diabetes Hope Foundation
Insulin For Life
International Diabetes Foundation
International Insulin Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

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Blogs
Personal websites that chronicle what it's like to live with diabetes every day.

The Diabetes Blog
Diabetes Mine
Diabetes Self-Management
Noncompliant
Parenthetic (Diabetic)
Scott's Diabetes Journal
A Shot in the Dark
Six Until Me

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Celiac Disease
Information to help you manage the double whammy of diabetes and celiac disease.

Bob's Red Mill
Breads from Anna
Gluten Free Drugs
Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program
Gluten Free Whole Grains
Kind Snacks
La Tortilla Factory
Mary's Gone Crackers
Pure Fit
Safe Gluten-Free Food List
Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List

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College Resources
Educational resources for families and young adults.

College Diabetes Network
Diabetes Scholars Foundation
The HEATH Resource Center

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Depression & Coping Resources
Find ways to help with the mental and spiritual drain caused by diabetes.

Positive Diabetes Home Study System

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Diabetes Communities
Places to connect and share with other people living with diabetes.

Children With Diabetes
Cornerstones4Care
Diabetes Daily
Diabetes Online Community
Diabetes Talkfest
Diabetes Teen Talk
Friends With Diabetes
Insulin Pumpers
ParentingDiabeticKids
Reality Check

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Diabetes Supplies and Accessories
Sites to help better manage your diabetes gizmos and gadgets.

Advanced Diabetes Supply
Angel Bear Pump Stuff
Better Living Now
Creative Medical ID
Diabetes Kit Bags
Groovy Patches
Invisapump
Pump Wear, Inc.

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Fitness
Staying fit and exercising regularly is important to your overall health.

Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association
Dr. Sheri Colberg
Fitness4Diabetics

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General Diabetes Information Sites
More general diabetes information.

Diabetes Epidemic
Diabetes Monitor
Healing Well
Information About Diabetes
MyType2: My Life. My Diabetes

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Government
Government sites with diabetes information.

The Centers for Disease Control
Department of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
National Diabetes Information Clearing House (NDIC)
National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Weight Control Information Network

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News for Professionals
For and by diabetes professionals.

Close Concerns
Diabetes In Control
Dietitian Central
PRESENT Diabetes

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Nutrition
Sites with great information on food and nutrition.

American Dietetic Association
The Center for Hope's Diabulimia Program
Harvard School of Public Health: The Nutrition Source
ND: NutritionData
United States Department of Agriculture, Nutrition Information

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Professional Organizations
Professional organizations that contain diabetes information.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Dietetic Association

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Research
Find out more about the latest in diabetes research developments.

ClinicalResearch.com
Clinical Trials (government site)
Diabetes Research Institute
Joslin Diabetes Center
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

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Travel
Tips on managing diabetes while you travel.

American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Education Program (.pdf)
Transportation Security Administration

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Visually Impaired
Resources for vision impairment.

The Carroll Center for the Blind - On-Line Courses

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Women's Health
Resources for women living with diabetes.

The Center for Hope's Diabulimia Program
Diabetic Mommy
Pregnancy With Diabetes (RealityCheck)
Diabetes and Pregnancy Self-Study Course

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Prosthetic Care
If you've had an amputation, paying for your rehabilitation expenses may be a concern. The following organizations provide financial assistance for people who need prosthetic care:

Amputee Coalition of America
Easter Seals

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Elementary & Secondary Education
Public agencies that provide assistance to children with diabetes and other disabilities and to their families are listed on the State Resource Sheets published by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY). These free resource sheets, which list the names and addresses of agencies in your state, are available by contacting:

NICHCY

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Fraternal Organizations
Finally, for help in financing some of the many expenses related to diabetes, you may also want to seek out available local resources, such as the following charitable groups:

Lions Clubs International
Elks Clubs
Shriners
Kiwanis Clubs

 

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Supplements and Other Health Aids
Diabetes supplies don't stop at meters and test strips. A variety of supplements and other health aids can help you maintain optimal health:

Iron Deficiency Anemia

 

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Last Modified Date: December 06, 2013

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