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Where can patients get additional information about diabetes and living with diabetes?

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
    100 West Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 424-2426
    Diabetes Educator Access Line: 1-800-TEAMUP (338-3633)
    www.aadenet.org

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
    1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 205
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    (904) 353-7878
    www.aace.com

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
    1701 North Beauregard Street
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    (703) 549-1500 or 1-800-342-2383
    www.diabetes.org

  • American Dietetic Association (ADA)
    216 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Hotline: 1-800-366-1655
    www.eatright.org

  • International Diabetes Center (IDC)
    5000 W. 39th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55416
    (612) 927-3393
    www.idcdiabetes.org

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)
    120 Wall Street
    New York, NY 10005-4001
    1-800-533-2873
    www.jdrf.org

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
    1 Information Way
    Bethesda, MD 20892-3560
    (301) 654-3327 or 1-800-860-8747
    www.niddk.nih.gov

Living with diabetes is challenging. The diabetic patient must pay attention to medication, diet, and exercise on a daily basis-and without fail. In order to reduce the complications that result from high blood glucose, patients must monitor their blood glucose levels and take care of themselves. The good news is that many diabetics can meet the challenge and lead healthy lives.

Sources:

Ferri, FF. Diabetes mellitus. In: Ferri, FF. Practical guide to the care of the medical patient. 6th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc; 2004: 267-8.

Ferri, FF. Diabetes mellitus. In: Ferri, FF. Ferri's clinical advisor: Instant diagnosis and treatment. 2005 ed. St. Louis, MO: Mostby, Inc; 2005: 246-249

National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Diabetes overview. Available at: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/overview/index.htm#managed. Accessed November 22, 2004.

National Institutes of Health. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Seven principles for controlling your diabetes for life. Available at: http://ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/pubs/7Principles_Eng.pdf. Accessed November 22, 2004.

Rakel, RR and Bope ET, Conn's current therapy 2004. 56th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2004: 604.

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