Over 20 million Americans have diabetes and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Institute of Health.. It affects 17 million people in the United States and 5.9 million of these people are undiagnosed. Learn more about this disease by connecting to the following sites.
Resources on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Everything you need to know about food: Preparation, festivals and feasts; cultures and religions. Who eats what, where, and why!
General Reference Center Gold
Magazines, newspaper articles and almanacs by subject or keyword. Find the articles and information you need on almost any topic!
Health & Wellness Resource Center
More than 400 health and medical journals and other resources that can link you to major health web sites.
Provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.
Science in Context
Includes topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Z CINAHLPlus with Full Text
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 3,001 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. CINAHL Plus with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,155 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.
Brochures in English and Spanish on a range of diabetic issues from the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.
Diabetic Foot Problems and Amputation Prevention
Information from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
A potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the eye's retina
Clear description of diabetes risk during pregnancy.
Joslin's Diabetes Center
A leading center in the treatment, research and education of diabetes.
Kids Health for Kids
Find information on all aspects of your health. Includes games, receipes and exercises you can do.
My Pyramid is a website from the US government that provides information on dietary guidelines. It has many interactive features, which includes a food tracker for a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level.
Find information on all aspects of your health.
Your Guide to Diabetes - Types 1 and 2
Basic information to understand this disease
Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group (ADEM)
The Adult Diabetes Education Management Support Group is held the second Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Charleston Library. The group is facilitated by two Valley Hospital nurses. ADEMS provides free educational topics, monthly speakers and networking, and is open to diabetics, family members and anyone else who has an interest.
For more information, contact Chris or Theresa at 349-7370 or via beeper at 598-6425
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.
Desert Springs Hospital - Diabetes Treatment Center
Diabetes Treatment Center offers an array of services; a comprehensive outpatient program focusing on nutrition and wellness education, an acute inpatient program, and specialized consultations.
Diabetes Treatment Center at Summerlin Hospital
The Summerlin Hospital Diabetes Treatment Center offers inpatient glycemic management, comprehensive outpatient diabetes self-management training and specialty classes.
Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults
Support groups, children's camps, information, screening, and materials.
Nevada Diabetes Resource Directory - 2009
A PDF document with local resources and information about diabetes.
Sunrise Hospital - Outpatient Diabetes Classes
Free classes, offered on a monthly basis, with a dietitian and a pharmacist.
Valley Hospital: Diabetes Resource Center
Inpatient Counseling, Outpatient Education and Counseling and a Nifty System Called the Glucommander
American Association of Diabetes Educators
The AADE is an association of healthcare professionals dedicated to teaching self management of Diabetes. Check here for a list of local Diabetes Educators.
American Diabetes Association
The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Juvenile diabetes Research Foundation International
If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, JDRF can help.
Comprehensive news and information on diabetes, and associated complications.
National Diabetes Education Program
A public-private partnership that conducts diabetes awareness programs. Includes Spanish and Asian language links.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Information on diabetes in English and Spanish.
by Brackenridge, Betty Page
In "Sweet Kids, you get all of the practical, reassuring advice you need to care for children with diabetes. This new edition includes information on the latest medications and recommendations from the recently completed Diabetes Prevention Program.
Someone you know or love has been diagnosed with diabetes.What do you need to know? What can you do? How can you help?
Diabetes burnout : what to do when you can´t take it anymore
by Polonsky, William H.,
"I´m tired of having diabetes. It´s time to make it go away." Wouldn´t it be nice? It´s not gonna happen, and what to do about that.
Getting a grip on diabetes : quick tips & techniques for kids and teens
by Loy, Spike Nasmyth
Spike Nasmyth Loy and Bo Nasmyth Loy, now college students, have managed diabetes since they were diagnosed at the ages of seven and six, respectively. In Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips & Techniques for Kids and Teens, the Loy brothers help other young diabetics learn how to take charge of their health.
Between a rock and a hard place
by Carter, Alden R.
Although neither fifteen-year-old Mark Severson nor his diabetic cousin Randy are looking forward to the canoe trip that is a family rite of passage, they begin to enjoy themselves as they make their way through Minnesota´s lake country, until the trip becomes a fight for survival.
by Hautman, Pete
After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the "proto-vampires" she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes.
Sugar was my best food : diabetes and me
by Peacock, Carol Antoinette
An eleven-year-old boy describes how he learned that he had diabetes, the effect of this disease on his life, and how he learned to cope with the changes in his life.
by Hyde, Margaret O.
Discusses the causes of diabetes, who is likely to have this condition, how to prevent diabetic problems, and the search for a cure.
by Whelan, Jo
Describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of diabetes and discusses the long-term health risks associated with this disease.
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