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Diabetes Sites on the World Wide Web

A guide to getting the most out of your diabetes-related Internet research.

The Web is a rapidly-expanding resource for health-related information. With a click of a mouse, you can connect to thousands of Web sites devoted to health. But the quality of these sites ranges from solid research to quackery.

When looking for health information, always remember the 3 D’s of evaluation…dates, documentation, and double-checking.

Health information is dynamic, so check for publication and revision dates.

You should be able to check the source of information through the documentation on the site. Do the articles refer to published research? Do qualified professionals review the content? Does the site want to sell you a product or convert you to a point of view?

Always double-check your findings. Remember, no single site can address your special needs and concerns. So visit other sites and compare information.

This page contains a selection of diabetes-related Websites recommended by the Medical Librarian at the Hunterdon Medical Center.

For further information or suggestions on search techniques, strategies, or the best sites for finding the information you need, contact the Medical Staff Librarian at the Hunterdon Medical Center.

American Diabetes Association

This comprehensive site provides a general overview of diabetes and living with the disease. Includes in-depth information on exercise and nutrition, recipes, news, local chapters, online publications, political advocacy, and an online bookstore.
www.diabetes.org

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

This site is part of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. It contains lots of authoritative data and diabetes-related publications. Many of the pages are also available in Spanish.
www.cdc.gov/diabetes

Children with Diabetes

This award-winning site helps kids with diabetes and their families learn about every aspect of the disease. Includes essays by young people with diabetes, and Ask the Diabetes Team which lets users pose questions to experts and receive personal replies.
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

Diabetic Gourmet Magazine

A well-designed e-zine. You’ll find recipes for every meal, health tips, and discussion forums. Recipes are searchable by meal type, ingredients, or prep time. The Health Lessons section offers advice on staying healthy with diabetes.
www.diabeticgourmet.com

Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin brings years of education and research expertise to their Web site. The Beginners Guide to Diabetes, located in the library section, gives the newly-diagnosed and their families the basic information they need.
www.joslin.org

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Founded by parents of children with diabetes, the JDF funds research to find a cure for both types of diabetes. The site features detailed information about research, management, complications, and cost. Includes an online magazine especially for kids, JDF Kids Online with helpful articles, and a Find a Friend feature.
www.jdrf.org

National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

On this government site, you will find a large number of easy to read online publications for the patient. Includes a diabetes dictionary, an annotated directory of organizations, research information, statistics, and Spanish-language publications.
www.niddk.nih.gov

NOAH on Diabetes

Links to full-text documents from authoritative sources on the basics, care and treatment, and complications of diabetes. Also links to statistical data, diabetes magazines, news, research information, and organizations for support and advocacy.
www.noah-health.org

Diabetes Self Management

Tips and insights from health care professionals and people living with diabetes. Share your thoughts and ask questions.
www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Diabetes

The FDA regulates all of the foods you eat and the medical products you use to treat your disease. Their site includes information about the many products you use to check and control your blood sugar including glucose meters, insulin pumps, diabetes medicines, and insulin.
https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm

National Diabetes Education Program

Learn what you need to know about diabetes including ways to control or prevent the disease. Information for parents, children, and high-risk minority populations is available including materials in Spanish, Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
www.ndep.nih.gov

Nutrition Websites

A guide to getting the most out of your nutrition-related Internet research.

The Web is a rapidly-expanding resource for health-related information. With a click of a mouse, you can connect to thousands of Web sites devoted to health. But, the quality of these sites ranges from solid research to quackery.

When looking for health information, always remember the 3 D’s of evaluation –dates, documentation, and double-checking

Health information is dynamic, so look for publication and revision dates.

You should be able to check the source of information through the documentation on the site. Do the articles refer to published research? Do qualified professionals review the content? Does the site want to sell you a product or convert you to a point of view?

Always double-check your findings. Remember, no single site can address your special needs and concerns. So visit other sites and compare information

This page contains a selection of nutrition-related Web sites recommended by the Medical Librarian at the Hunterdon Medical Center

For further information or suggestions on search techniques, strategies, or the best sites for finding the information you need, contact the Medical Librarian at the Hunterdon Medical Center at (908) 788-2579.

American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Provides responsible, in-depth, and accurate nutrition information for health professionals and consumers
www.eatright.org/

Dole 5-A-Day

An award-winning site that educates kids, parents, and teachers about why fruits and vegetables are so good for you.
www.dole.com/

FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

Provides a listing of clinical trials organized by state, including categories such as Diabetes Mellitus I & II, Foot Ulcers, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Diabetic Neuropathy. Also lists newly approved drugs.
www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CFSAN/default.htm

International Food Information Council

The council’s mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to professionals providing information to consumers.
https://www.foodinsight.org/

Nutrition.gov

A clearinghouse for all kinds of nutrition-related materials from US government agencies.
www.nutrition.gov

Vegetarian Resource Group

Substantive, well-organized, and balanced material providing news, recipes, nutrition information, links, and ideas for those interested in adopting a vegetarian diet.
www.vrg.org

Children’s Nutrition Research Center

Where better to look for guidance on feeding your children than the scientists who spend their days researching this topic?
Children’s Nutrition Research Center

Food & Nutrition Information Center

Clear navigational icons connect users to the vast nutrition-related resources of the National Agricultural Library.
https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

Baby Center

Everything appropriate is covered here; from appropriate weight gain and nutrition needs during pregnancy through breastfeeding to finding healthy fixes for junk food cravings.
www.babycenter.com

Choosemyplate.gov

Choosemyplate.gov offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
www.choosemyplate.gov

National Eating Disorders Association

Information from an organization dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to those affected by eating disorders.
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

MayoClinic.com

The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. This general health website has excellent sections on nutrition and healthy eating.
www.mayoclinic.com

Hunterdon Healthcare System’s Web site is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice nor is it intended to create any physician-patient relationship. This information should not substitute for a visit or a consultation with a health care provider.

These links are provided as a service. Hunterdon Healthcare System does not endorse any organization, program or service listed here, or their philosophies. Responsibility for the content of these sites rests solely with those organizations.

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