Diabetes: For Patients and Consumers

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 offers a helpful publication on GDM and diabetes in pregnancy:
  • 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 creates a space where children and families learn valuable skills they need to live a full and healthy 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.

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