Monday, November 5, 2007

Weight Loss Blog Roundup #9

In honor of National Diabetes Month, this week's roundup is chock full of diabetes resources. These sites belong to private and government organizations that are active in the fight against diabetes.

The International Diabetes Federation is an international body that concerns itself with the worldwide spread of diabetes, especially in undeveloped countries. The IDF is also the sponsor of World Diabetes Day on November 14th and the first ever United Nations Resolution recognizing World Diabetes Day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Diabetes Web Site contains information for the general public and professionals about diabetes, including research, statistics, and educational publications.

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse is another government web site dedicated to distributing information about diabetes to the public as well as patients and health care professionals.

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is a professional organization for certified diabetes educators. There are several resources available there for patients as well, including a database for finding a CDE in your area.

The American Diabetes Association is one of the country's leading organizations involved in diabetes education, research and advocacy for all persons suffering from every type of diabetes and its complications.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure to Type 1 diabetes, previously called juvenile diabetes. Its chapters and affiliates span the globe in its efforts to defeat Type 1 diabetes.

There are some strong opinions out there about the effectiveness of some of these organizations; this list is just a starting point for folks who want or need to learn more about diabetes. Feel free to leave links to your favorite diabetes sites in the comments section.

1 comment:

AmyT said...

Hey Skinny Guy,

Come have a look at www.diabetesmine.com as well -- a different sort of resource for PWDs (people with diabetes).

Take care,
AmyT
www.diabetesmine.com