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Publication #FCS8576

Healthy Living: Diabetes Resources1

Linda B. Bobroff and Paulina Wittkowsky2

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Many diabetes resources can be found online. To make sure that websites you visit are reliable, read the tips in this UF/IFAS Extension publication: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY10200.pdf.


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For information on diabetes, or to be referred to a diabetes-health professional and/or a dietitian in your area, contact any of the following resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
800-CDC-INFO | 800-232-4636 | TTY: 888-232-6348
http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NIH)

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/resources/index.aspx

MedlinePlus (NIH)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001214.htm

American Diabetes Association
800-DIABETES | 800-342-2383
http://www.diabetes.org

Find your local ADA office: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/

Florida Offices of the American Diabetes Association

Jacksonville

888-DIABETES | 904-730-7200

Miami

305-477-8999

Fort Lauderdale

954-772-8040

Orlando-Maitland

407-660-1926

Tampa and Southwest Florida

813-885-5007

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Elder Help Line: 800-96ELDER | TTY: 800-955-8771

Elder Helpline index by county

http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/elder_helpline.php

Consumer Resource Guide (by county)

http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/resource_county.php

NIH SeniorHealth

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/diabetes/diabetesdefined/01.html

County Extension Offices

Your county Extension agent may offer diabetes prevention and/or management classes. Find the number for your local Extension office in the blue pages of the phone book under Cooperative Extension Service. In Florida, locate your county Extension office online at http://www.solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/map.

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Information about diabetes is only a phone call away. Contact one of the agencies listed to get your questions answered.


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Footnotes

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This document is FCS8576, one of a series of the Family Youth and Community Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date March 2000. Revised June 2014. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension; Gainesville 32611.


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.