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Diabetes: For Patients and Consumers

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General Information

Type 1 Diabetes

  • ADA
    The ADA has a variety of resources about type 1 diabetes, for example:

Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes (GDM) and Diabetes in Pregnancy

  • NICHD
    NICHD offers several helpful publications on GDM and diabetes in pregnancy, including the following:
    • Managing Gestational Diabetes: A Patient’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
      This booklet explains gestational diabetes, its causes, and its symptoms. It also provides a general treatment plan for the condition that patients and health care professionals can use to set up a treatment regimen that addresses the woman’s specific needs.
    • Am I At Risk for Gestational Diabetes?
      This booklet explains gestational diabetes, lists the risk factors for the condition, indicates who should be tested and when, and explains how to get more information about gestational diabetes.
  • ADA
    Among its many resources on diabetes, the ADA’s book Diabetes and Pregnancy External Web Site Policy describes how pregnant women with diabetes can improve their health and that of their infants.

Services, Resources, and Support

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    The We Can! program, supported in part by the NICHD, is dedicated to improving children’s activity and nutrition in order to improve health, including preventing type 2 diabetes.
  • ADA
    The ADA offers several programs designed for educating people about diabetes and promoting the health of people with the disease. These programs include:
    • Project Power External Web Site Policy
      This project provides churches with resources for integrating diabetes awareness messages and healthy living tips into church life.
    • Choose to Live: Sisters Strong Together External Web Site Policy
      This program for African-American women teaches these women how to take care of themselves to stop diabetes.
    • Just a Touch External Web Site Policy
      This series of community-based educational modules is meant to fight neuropathy and kidney damage from diabetes in African-Americans.
  • NDEP
    NDEP’s resources include Helping the Student With Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel, a resource guide that helps those involved with a student’s care and education provide optimal diabetes management in school.

Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.​​

Last Updated Date: 10/23/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 09/17/2013
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