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Diabetes-Related websites1

Linda B. Bobroff and Nancy J. Gal2

Managing diabetes includes learning about your disease, making positive lifestyle choices, and being a partner with your health care team. The Internet has become a major source of health information. However, finding current and reliable health information is critical to making choices that support health and avoiding potentially harmful products and practices. In general, government (.gov), educational (.edu) and recognized professional organizations (.org) websites provide reliable information. This fact sheet provides a list of recommended websites you can use to increase your knowledge, better communicate with your health care team, and make important lifestyle choices that allow you to live well with diabetes and reduce your long-term health risks.

Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Diabetes Translation http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/

MedLine Plus/National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetes.html

National Diabetes Education Program: http://www.ndep.nih.gov

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/

Professional Associations

American Association of Diabetes Educators: http://www.diabeteseducator.org

American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org

The American Dietetic Association: http://www.eatright.org

Diabetes Research Organizations

Joslin Diabetes Center: http://www.joslin.harvard.edu/

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: http://www.jdrf.org

Footnotes

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This document is FCS8875, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date August 2009. Revised August 2012. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Linda B. Bobroff, Ph.D., RD, LD/N, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, and Nancy J. Gal, M.S., Extension agent IV, Marion County Extension; Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL 32611.


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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.