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.
Books for Adults
The diabetic man
by Lodewick, Peter A.
A guide to health and success in all areas of your life : with advice, empathy, and support for those who have a diabetic man in their lives
Books for Teens
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.
Books for Older Children
by Whelan, Jo
Describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of diabetes and discusses the long-term health risks associated with this disease.
More books for:
Diabetes - Complications
Diabetes - Diet therapy
Diabetes in Children
Diabetes Topics (http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/a-z.asp)
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 (http://www.footphysicians.com/footankleinfo/diabetic-amputations.htm)
Information from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Diabetic Retinopathy (http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.asp)
A potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the eye's retina
Gestational Diabetes (http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/diabetes/gestational.asp)
Clear description of diabetes risk during pregnancy.
Joslin's Diabetes Center (http://www.joslin.org/index.html)
A leading center in the treatment, research and education of diabetes.
Kids Health for Kids (http://kidshealth.org/kid/)
Find information on all aspects of your health. Includes games, receipes and exercises you can do.
My Pyramid (http://www.mypyramid.gov/)
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.
Teens Health (http://kidshealth.org/teen/)
Find information on all aspects of your health.
Your Guide to Diabetes - Types 1 and 2 (http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/)
Basic information to understand this disease
Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group (ADEM) (http://diabetes-lasvegas.org/the_adult_diabetes_education_and_management_support_group.htm)
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 (http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/whatslocal.jsp)
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 (http://www.desertspringshospital.net/index.php?PageID=342)
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 (http://www.summerlinhospital.org/index.php?PageID=940)
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 (http://www.diabetesnv.org/)
Support groups, children's camps, information, screening, and materials.
Nevada Diabetes Resource Directory - 2009 (http://www.diabetesnv.org/File/FINAL%202009%20Diabetes%20Resource%20Directory%20English.pdf)
A PDF document with local resources and information about diabetes.
Sunrise Hospital - Outpatient Diabetes Classes (http://sunrisehospital.com/our-services/diabetes-classes.dot)
Free classes, offered on a monthly basis, with a dietitian and a pharmacist.
Valley Hospital: Diabetes Resource Center (http://www.valleyhospital.net/index.php?PageID=809)
Inpatient Counseling, Outpatient Education and Counseling and a Nifty System Called the Glucommander
American Association of Diabetes Educators (http://www.diabeteseducator.org/)
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 (http://www.diabetes.org/)
The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Juvenile diabetes Research Foundation International (http://www.jdrf.org/)
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 (http://ndep.nih.gov/)
A public-private partnership that conducts diabetes awareness programs. Includes Spanish and Asian language links.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health (http://www.noah-health.org/en/endocrine/diabetes/)
Information on diabetes in English and Spanish.