Nationwide and Local Links to Information on Diabetes Research,
Prevention, Detection, Treatment, and General Health Matters

Diabetes and General Health

America on the Move Santa Barbara County is honored to be the state’s first local Affiliate.
Body Mass Index Calculator (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Site)
Berkeley Wellness Letter A highly regarded resource of current health issues.
Breaking Medical News for Consumers and Professionals (incluyendo español)
California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program A public health program of the California Department of Health Services, working to prevent and detect diabetes, improve quality of care, reduce health disparities, develop and sustain public health policy, and raise awareness.
California HealthCare Foundation An independent philanthropy committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California, and helping consumers make informed health care and coverage decisions. Their stated goal is to ensure that all Californians have access to affordable, quality health care.
Children with Diabetes
Clinical Trials As you would expect from the federal government, this is a no nonsense but very thorough site that “provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. This site currently contains approximately 5,200 clinical studies sponsored primarily by the NIH and other Federal agencies.” Additional pharmaceutical studies will be incorporated into the site as they are concluded, so check the site often for updates.
Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Diabetes Public Health Resource through the Center for Disease Control
Healthfinder – Diabetes Topics According to the pitch on their site, “a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.”
Improving Chronic Illness Care Helping the chronically ill through quality improvement and research.
Indian Health Services: Diabetes
Insulin Free! More than just a website about diabetes, this is a portal to eight other partner sites all dealing with diabetes. It is a comprehensive and current source of high quality information about technologies and research at the forefront of curing diabetes.
Kidney Directions Another commercial site run by a healthcare corporation, but nonetheless a broad resource for proactive health management. Very patient oriented, with topics including assessing risk factors for kidney disease, taking preventative action, patient and family support for those with kidney disease, and a distinct area for health care professionals. (incluyendo español)
Market Research claims to be the largest research database of reports on healthcare, pharmaceuticals, personal care, food and beverages, among a myriad of other categories. The BioNutritional Encyclopedia (BNE) is included in their knowledgebase, offering detailed information on supplements, interactions and precautions, and benefit statements.
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis (Type “diabetes” in their Search Window to access over 250 articles.)
Medline Journal A vast resource with hundreds of articles on diabetes, from alternative therapies to women’s issues, including many in Spanish. Click on the “Home” button for an excellent place to start general health searches.
Merck Manual This is the “home edition” plain English version of the most widely used medical textbook in the world, with vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
National Diabetes Education Program An Index of Consumer Health Publications from the National Institute of Health
Net Wellness Consumer Health Information A quality service offering free generalized and personalized health and wellness information including, but not limited to, diabetes. Features an “Ask an Expert” section with access to over 200 professionals in 51 topic areas.
New York On Line Access to Health This site seeks to provide high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased. Type in “Diabetes in their Search field. (incluyendo español)
Sansum Medical Research Institute This local institution is at the forefront of current diabetes research.
Web MD
World Health Organization
Yahoo Diabetes Directory From books dealing with Diabetes for sale, to sugar-free recipes.

On Line Diabetes Magazines

ADA Magazine: Diabetes Forecast (incluyendo español)
Diabetic Gourmet Recipes and cooking tips for people with diabetes. A general diabetes resource with basic diabetes information, tips, shopping links and the latest press releases about diabetes. There is also a free newsletter for which you can sign up.
Diabetes Health
Diabetes Mall Weekly Newsletter The Diabetes Mall provides extensive diabetes information, the latest research findings, a free weekly newsletter and great discounts on diabetes products.
La Opinion (Todos Contras la Diabetes) The online version of the respected Spanish-language educational guides concerning Diabetes, Women’s Health, Insurance Programs, and numerous other topics of interest. This link goes directly to the Diabetes area of the site. (en español solomente)

Physical Activity

Center for Disease Control Consumer Information on Physical Activity.
Just Move Your Personal Fitness Center from the American Heart Association
Frequently Asked Questions about Aerobics and Fitness
Physical Activity for Those with Disabilities The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)

Nutrition, Food and Drugs

American Dietetic Association
California Dietetic Association
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion An excellent resource of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, CNPP works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Nutrition Newsletter
Cholesterol Education Program Learn how to lower your cholesterol levels.
Dietary Guidelines
Food and Nutrition Service- Nutrition Assistance Program A broad source of nutrition education information for schools, students, parents and communities.
Food Composition Data
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food Safety and Inspection Service Another website of the USDA, this one offering consumer education and information on food safety issues.
Tufts University Nutrition Navigator A rating guide to nutrition websites which includes descriptions of– and links to– hundreds of excellent sites.
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Inc. provides official standards and authoritative information on medicines, dietary supplements and other health care products, and operates nationwide practioner reporting programs. Through their efforts the organization helps to ensure that consumers receive medicines and supplements of the highest quality.

Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine A comprehensive clearinghouse for alternative medical advice.
Quackwatch is a nonprofit whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies, and investigate dubious alternative health-care claims. (incluyendo español)

Professional Organizations

California Health Care Safety Net Institute Committed to advancing community health for California’s most vulnerable populations and at-risk communities, the SNI examines key community health issues, evaluates innovative strategies, and promotes a broader understanding of the role public hospitals and health systems play in promoting community health.
Channel Islands Association of Diabetes Educators Santa Barbara’s regional chapter of this national organization of Diabetes Educators
Council for the Advancement of Diabetes Research and Education (CADRE) Provides educational programs and research grants to further expand knowledge of diabetes and its treatment.
Diabetes Care and Education The Dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association

Other Links Another vast general health reference. Includes a medical dictionary and large database on diseases, poison treatment, etc.
Department of Managed Care Consumer Help Line A State of California-run website offering a support center to help individuals resolve problems with their health plan, including issues about medical care, prescriptions, preventive testing and mental health services (incluyendo español). Learn more about the process on our Policy and Legislation page.
Ratings for California Hospitals An easy-to-use guide to the quality of care in California hospitals, based on the recent experiences of actual patients, allowing you to choose a hospital that is best suited to your family’s needs. (incluyendo español).
Please visit our Resources Page for additional links to National Organizations as well as contact phone numbers and addresses for local diabetes treatment, support, and education programs.

Additional Information

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