JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team
One-to-one support, a sympathetic ear, and some practical suggestions from JDRF volunteers who have “been there.”
The Bag of Hope Program
Free “goodie bag” for families with children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (within the last three months). The Bag of Hope includes a teddy bear, books, a DVD, and more.
General Type 1 Diabetes Information
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Established in 1978, the clearinghouse provides information about type 1 diabetes to people with diabetes and to their families, health care professionals, and the public.
Type 1 Diabetes Dictionary
This dictionary from the NIDDK defines words that are often used when people talk or write about type 1 diabetes (T1D). It is designed for people who have type 1 diabetes and for their families and friends.
The National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent the onset of diabetes.
CDC’s Diabetes and Health Resource Page
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, provides answers to frequently asked questions about type 1 diabetes, along with information about prevention and treatment.
Information About Type 1 Diabetes Complications
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse – Complications
Information about type 1 diabetes complications and ways to help prevent problems.
JDRF Research: Preventing Complications
Information about research to prevent and treat type 1 diabetes-related complications such as retinopathy (eye disease), neuropathy (nerve damage), nephropathy (kidney disease), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and heart disease and stroke.
Other Sites of Interest
Type One Nation
A social network for people with type 1 diabetes and their loved ones. Type One Nation was launched by JDRF in 2008 and was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk through its Changing Diabetes© leadership initiative.
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Information about celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disease which sometimes affects people with type 1 diabetes.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Diabetes Information
The FDA regulates the medical products used to treat type 1 diabetes, including glucose meters, insulin pumps, diabetes medicines, and insulin. Its Web site is an excellent source for new products that have received FDA approval and other current information about type 1 diabetes care.
“Monitoring diabetes happenings everywhere in cyberspace.”
Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation/Diabetes Wellness Letter
Articles on treatment, diet and exercise, and lifestyle.
Banting Digital Library
History of discovery of insulin; links to U.S./international diabetes organizations.
Provides information and support for adults and children with type 1 diabetes and their families interested in insulin pump therapy.
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
General diabetes infomation; find a diabetes educator.
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association (DESA)
DESA exists to enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes through exercise and physical fitness.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
A professional medical organization devoted to the enhancement of the practice of clinical endocrinology.
Diabetes Education & Camping Association
Lists diabetes camps worldwide.
Diabetes Online Community (DOC)
People touched by diabetes devoted to educating the world about and offering support to those living with the disease.
Children with Diabetes
An online community for kids, families, and adults with diabetes.
An online collective of people and organizations offering expertise, resources and support to those touched by diabetes.
dLife.com serves as a total diabetes hub, featuring the latest information and exclusive content about both types 1 and 2 from many of the top experts in the world.
An online community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.