Resources and Website Links
Looking for other behaviorally-relevant diabetes resources out there? Here are some of our favorites, including links specifically for Healthcare Professionals:
We Are WELL — www.we-are-well.com — Providing fun and enriching support groups throughout San Diego neighborhoods - led by, with and for women with type 2 or pre-diabetes - with an emphasis on the rewards and benefits of living healthy, active lifestyles.
AMCR Institute — www.amcrinstitute.com/ — The AMCR (Advanced Metabolic Care + Research) Institute is a clinical research center engaged in Phase I-IV trials in the field of endocrinology and metabolism.
Children With Diabetes — www.childrenwithdiabetes.com — One of the best diabetes websites, period. If you are looking for authoritative information and/or emotional support from a warm, caring community, stop by for a visit. There is plenty here for kids with diabetes, their parents and friends, and even for adults with diabetes!
David Mendosa’s Diabetes Directory — www.mendosa.com/diabetes.htm — An almost inexhaustible compendium of straight-shooting, wonderfully opinionated information on almost any diabetes topic you can imagine, compiled over many years in a remarkably rich series of articles.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc. — www.defeatdiabetes.org — Has extensive list of resources, from nutrition, exercise, medical, a comprehensive list of state by state support groups, and for many of the areas where complications can occur. Its primary purpose is helping people with diabetes with their self-management.
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association —
www.diabetes-exercise.org/index.asp — Ever think that diabetes keeps you from living a full, active life? Just wait til you meet these guys and gals. Prepare yourself for an uplifting experience, and don’t forget to check out their newsletter.
Diabetes Health Magazine — www.diabeteshealth.com — Contains articles about medical discoveries and viewpoints and about dealing with the daily and larger issues faced by persons with diabetes, and about emotional/psychological issues that can also arise when a person has diabetes. They even have a section for articles about both burnout and depression under the heading “Complications” along the left panel.
Diabetesmine — www.diabetesmine.com — One of the best blogs on diabetes anywhere. It is entertaining, fact-filled and realistic. We love Amy!
Diabetes Stories blog — www.diabetesstories.com — A website written by a woman who has had Type 1 for 35 years. The emphasis is on learning how to thrive with diabetes by finding and focusing on what can be positive about diabetes rather than all the negative aspects. However, it is not written from a “Pollyanna” viewpoint. There is recognition that problems and difficulties exist, just that it is better for us emotionally and psychologically not to stay stuck in the negative.
Diabetes Training Camp — www.diabetestrainingcamp.com — A site whose mission is to help diabetics at all fitness levels (beginners to fitness and sports enthusiasts to marathon performers) with their fitness goals (from improving their general fitness to improving specific performance metrics) along with their diabetes management. A team of experts including CDE’s and exercise specialists, supports and trains individuals to effectively manage their diabetes at all levels of fitness and sports participation. And we all know how important exercise is in good diabetes management!
DiaBuddies — www.diabuddies.org — DiaBuddies is a special outreach program of JDRF San Diego that connects young people living with diabetes. Through mentoring, teen events and young adult events, the JDRF DiaBuddies are an enthusiastic network of volunteers. To get involved, or to find out more, please visit the DiaBuddies website at: www.diabuddies.org.
dLife — www.dlife.com — A site that accompanies the dLife TV show. It promotes/provides community and information. There is a wealth of information about both Type 1 and Type II diabetes. It contains more information to help you live with diabetes including recipes, access to experts, a forum, videos from the TV show, and bloggers about how diabetes affects them and how they deal with all that diabetes entails.
Joslin Diabetes Center — www.joslin.org — Reputable medical information from the world’s leading diabetes center. Also, don't miss the wonderful discussion boards for “diabetes burnout”, “coping with complications”, “family matters”, and so much more.
Mindless Eating — www.mindlesseating.org — A website about how our environment affects how much we eat, what some of the traps are we face, and how many decisions the average person makes about eating. Now add onto that the myriad number of decisions we diabetics make each time we eat. The idea behind the site is that if we understand how these factors affect our eating, we can make changes that allow us to be more in control over what and how much we eat.
Reality Check — www.realitycheck.org.au — An edgy, cool website (from Australia) for young adults with diabetes BY young adults with diabetes. You’ll get the straight scoop here.
Students With Diabetes — www.studentswithdiabetes.com — A site that provides a connection point and resources for college age students living with diabetes. Students With Diabetes helps students at colleges and universities across the country connect with each other and learn to handle the challenges of college life with diabetes.
Taking Control Of Your Diabetes —www.tcoyd.org — We are big fans of Dr. Edelman and his Taking Control of Your Diabetes conferences, held all over the United States. Find out more about these programs as well as the new TCOYD TV series.
The Writing of Miriam E. Tucker — www.miriametucker.com — A site written by a medical news journalist who has had Type 1 diabetes for 35 years. It contains a compilation of things she has written, both published and unpublished, about her life with diabetes. I think any diabetic will be able to relate to, if they haven’t already experienced, what she has written.
Tudiabetes.com — www.tudiabetes.com & www.estudiabetes.com — This is a social network site for people touched by diabetes in some way. There is also a Spanish-only sister community. There is a forum, there are interest groups, there is access access to Chat rooms, you can set up your own page, and other features to support communication.
Welcome to DiabetesPsyche-Dr. Wendy — www.diabetespsyche-drwendy.com — A website written by a social worker / psychologist who has been working with diabetics for 28 years. The site provides advice and techniques for dealing with different feelings and emotions commonly felt by diabetics. She also writes about other situations and disorders that if left untreated can negatively affect diabetic control or well being.
For Healthcare Professionals
STeP Study — STeP Study (on BDI website) — Is there value in blood glucose monitoring? See the new findings from the just-published STeP study, by BDI’s own Dr. William H. Polonsky, Lawrence Fisher and colleagues.
Diabetes Pro — professional.diabetes.org — The page for professionals from the ADA. It It provides a search feature to journal articles, webcasts, and patient education resources to name a few. It also highlights reports from recent scientific sessions, and other breaking medical news and information.
The DAWN Study — www.dawnstudy.org — The DAWN (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs) study was an investigation of the thoughts and feeling of people with diabetes (and health care professionals) all over the world. This site details and explains the study results, what those results means, and how patients and health care professionals can best use these learnings.