These links point you to reliable resources for diabetes and healthy eating. I use them frequently when I counsel individuals or consult with corporate clients. Keep in mind that many websites come up when you search about diabetes and healthy eating. Take care to use reliable resources such as these.
These link you to associations and organizations that offer you reliable and up-to-date information about diabetes around the world.
International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
IDF is the international authority about diabetes. Find facts and figures about diabetes around the world at www.idf.org
National Institutes Health (NIH), National Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Link directly into diabetes information www.niddk.nih.gov/health/diabetes/diabetes.htm. You'll find a gamut of information from easy-to-read resources on meal planning to preventing diabetes complications. You'll find research to update you on the latest understandings about diabetes and it's management.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Diabetes Information
Find facts and figures about diabetes and reliable information about diabetes management at www.cdc.gov/diabetes
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
NDEP is the NIH and NIDDK's program to educate Americans about preventing, delaying and managing diabetes better. Find excellent materials to educate yourself or groups of people at risk for or with diabetes at www.ndep.nih.gov
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) JDRF is dedicated to funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Additionally the organization provides information focused on managing type 1 diabetes.
Children with Diabetes
Children with Diabetes (CWD) has become a go to resource for parents of children with diabetes as well as others affected by diabetes. CWD is run by the very dedicated father of a child with diabetes. The website is up-to-date with cutting edge information and is a gateway to many resources. Sign up for the weekly update.
The Diabetes Mall
The Diabetes Mall is a go-to resource for reliable information for advanced diabetes management as well as a resource for diabetes books, pump resources and more. Whether you want to compare the current insulin pumps on the market, learn the latest about continuous glucose monitoring, or purchase one of my books or others about diabetes, you'll find it here.
Find resources for diabetes meal planning and plenty of recipes on the American Diabetes Association website. To purchase a book about diabetes meal planning, such as my book Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, click on store.diabetes.org to get to ADA's bookstore.
Check out www.diabeticlivingonline.com for up to date articles about diabetes and plenty of tasty recipes from the Better Homes and Garden's kitchens. Diabetic Living is Better Homes and Gardens quarterly diabetes magazine. To get a flavor of the articles, go to their website or read a recent article I've written for the magazine by clicking on What's New?.
www.diabetes.org/eduction/eduprogram.asp links you to the listing of all American Diabetes Association Recognized Education programs around the country. Find programs in your area.
www.diabetesmine.com is one of the best diabetes blogs in cyberspace. Amy Tenderich, a person with type 1 diabetes, mixes up to date and on the cutting edge information about diabetes management with her witty sense of humor. A great read for a strong dose of levity!
www.tudiabetes.com is one of the newer and rapidly growing diabetes online social networks. Their slogan: "a community for people touched by diabetes." Tudiabetes.com reaches out to people with type 1 and type 2 and across all age groups. Manny Hernandez is the brains behind this community. He's doing an amazing job building this community with the goals of support and education between people who have diabetes.
Explore online diabetes education now available through www.fit4d.com. Fit4D has diabetes educators coaches who provide personalized fitness and nutrition guidance and support.
Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI) (www.behavioraldiabetes.org) is an excellent resource dedicated to tackling the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. The BDI, run by Dr. William Polonsky, a leader in this field and author of Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can't Take It Anymore (American Diabetes Association) offers an array of evidence-based clinical programs (mainly provided in person in the California area, all designed to help people overcome the emotional and behavioral obstacles to living well with diabetes. Do check out an important document on this site: 10 things you should know about the behavioral side of diabetes.
thediabetesoc.com describes itself as the first Ultimate Diabetes Directory that branches out into all areas of diabetes. Find what you need, when you need it. From camps to support groups.
diabetesdaily.com is run by the Edelman's David who married into diabetes and Elizabeth who developed Type 1 soon after meeting David. They're website has created a community filled with blogs, live chats, news, interviews and recipes.
diabeticconnect.com is a place where people with diabetes can meet, become friends and "talk". People share recipes, ask questions about managing diabetes, diabetes products, and more. The website's goal is to provide you with the support and information you need to live a long healthy life with diabetes.
diabetessisters.org is a developed by women with diabetes for women with diabetes to cater to their unique needs and desires. Their mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk for developing diabetes.
diabetesstories.com is a site developed by Riva Greenberg, person with type 1 diabetes for many years and author of several diabetes books including 50 Diabetes Myths and 50 Diabetes Truths. Riva speaks graciously and postively about the emotional aspects of diabetes.
Integrated Diabetes Services at http://www.integrateddiabetes.com/ is owned and operated by Gary Scheiner, a diabetes educator and person with type 1 diabetes. He offers both in person consultation in suburban Philadelphia and remote consulting. His specialty is working with people with type 1 diabetes doing intensive management with insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.
www.mycareteam.com, MyCareTeam, Inc. was founded to provide software offerings that are designed to help people with diabetes to collaborate and manage their illness while reducing overall healthcare costs. The company's diabetes offering, MCT-Diabetes, has been successfully used for over five years by patients, doctors and nurses to dramatically improve the health and wellness in people with diabetes and reduce overall healthcare costs. (See related story: MCT announces launch of Warshaw's column Nutrition Nuggets for Better Diabetes Control.
Looking for the nutrient counts on foods you buy in the supermarket without a nutrition facts panel or want the low down on healthier restaurant foods? A few key web sites are all you'll need:
United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Nutrient Database www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata is one of the most reliable databases you can access. It's updated annually and contains more than 7,000 basic and commercially available foods. It's downloadable to a PC or PDA or searchable online in the portion size you select. Best yet - it's available at no cost.
Healthy Dining Finder www.healthydiningfinder.com allows you to search for restaurants and their nutrition information by zip code. The site is expanding due to partnerships with the CDC and National Restaurant Association.
Find nutrient information for some restaurant foods at the web sites of national and large regional chain restaurants. More information is available from walk up and order restauarants and less is available from table service restaurants. To have nutrient information for the largest restaurant chains at your fingertips in my books Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating and What to Eat When You're Eating Out about healthy restaurant eating.
Read the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for yourself www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/. These were published in 2005 and continue to be the key recommendations to eat healthier today. These guidelines are translated into more practical advice and tips for action at www.mypyramid.gov. This site also offers assessment and tracking tools.
American Dietetic Association www.eatright.org
Find recommendations for healthy eating and gain access to resources to help you eat healthier. For recommendations on books to buy to help you eat healthier whether you have diabetes, celiac disease or others, go to the Good Nutrition Reading List. You'll see my books on this list.
CaloriesCount www.caloriescount.com is a member-based weight loss web site that is run by a registered dietitian. The content is reliable and they promote healthy ways to lose weight and keep it off.
Weight Watchers www.weightwatchers.com is a member-based weight loss and maintenance program. You can attend groups in person or use their online programs.
National Weight Control Registry www.nwcr.ws/ shares the success stories from more than 3,000 people who have lost weight and kept it off for years. The findings and learnings from these successful losers are maintained by two obesity experts, Drs James Hill and Rena Wing.