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Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Learn about prediabetes, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), finding an NDPP near you, becoming a lifestyle coach and delivering the program within your organization.

Find a NDPP near you in Virginia


Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention and Education: A center in Virginia who trains NDPP coaches and provides ongoing eduction around diabetes prevention.

Federal Government Organizations

 
 
 
 

 

Diabetes Related Organizations

 

American Association of Diabetes Educators: Helps locate diabetes educators near you.

American Diabetes Association: Offers information about diabetes for patients and health care professionals. Also includes a listing of recognized diabetes education programs.

American Heart Association: Provides information regarding heart disease.

BD Diabetes Center: Offers excellent educational materials and especially good visuals demonstrating insulin injections.

Children with Diabetes: Excellent websites and very comprehensive index. This is a good resource to give parents of children recently diagnosed with diabetes. Provides excellent and accurate information; MD, CDE, and RD chats with patients about various topics. Sends a weekly newsletter with the most up-to-date information available on diabetes.

David Mendosa's Website: David Mendosa is a writer, who has type 2 diabetes. The information provided is indexed.

Diabetes Monitor: This is a comprehensive website with current information and research.

Diabetic Mommy Online Magazine: Provides information for pregnant women and mothers with diabetes type 1 and 2. It also has information on gestational diabetes.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation: This foundation offers a free diabetes identification necklace.

Eil Lilly

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation: JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide.  The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Multicultural Diabetes Materials: These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, WA) for use in Multicultural Diabetes classes for patients and family members. Class topics include the basics of diabetes, nutrition, medicines, and glucose meters. The materials were translated into a number of languages and are available as easy-to-print PDFs (each includes both target language and English). Several of the patient education handouts also include audio narrations that require software for listening.

National Women's Health Information Center: The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is the most reliable and current information resource on women's health today. We offer FREE women's health information on more than 800 topics through our call center and web site.

NOAH New York State: This is a very comprehensive site on many health issues. Some information is also provided in Spanish. 

Novo NordiskClick Here: Provides a comprehensive website with a variety of materials and interactive programs.

University of Florida Healthy Meal Plans : This provides a good starting point for meal planning.

Virginia Healthy Pathways Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources for Schools: This Resource packet provides information that will be helpful to PTAs, school nurses, physical education teachers, classroom teachers and other school staff in designing programs related to physical activity and healthy nutrition. This packet of resource materials was developed by the Schools Committee, which is one of the standing committees under the Virginia Healthy Pathways Coalition.

VNAA (http://www.chronicconditions.org/clearinghouse/cat/diabetes,39.aspx)


Virginia State Government


Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control's webpage : The Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Project (DPCP) is a state-level public health resource providing leadership for diabetes prevention and control initiatives and working to eliminate diabetes health disparities.


Federal Government


Centers for Disease Control, Diabetes Control Program : Provides statistics and epidemiological information.

Diabetes At Work.org: Provides overheads to be used in teaching diabetes topics and offers lesson plans in English and Spanish.

Food and Drug Administration Diabetes : FDA regulates nearly all of the foods you eat and the medical products you use to treat your diabetes, including glucose meters, insulin pumps, diabetes medicines, and insulin. The site includes information about many products that help you check and control your blood sugar. Our mission is to assure that these are safe and that they work as well as claimed.

Food and Nutrition Information Center: The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

Medline Plus : This is a detailed website that contains information about the latest research. It also offers interactive instructional tools available in English and Spanish.

National Diabetes Education Program: This provides evidence-based information on diabetes prevention and control. Offers downloadable handouts in many languages and information for development of programs and initiatives to prevent and manage diabetes.

National Institute of Health National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Provides detailed downloadable information on diabetes, complications, medications, management, and nutrition. May also order print copies of these materials.

Access to Care/Supplies


Community Health Centers (federally qualified) (http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/
Community Health Centers offer affordable health care in Virginia communities. Clients pay what they can afford based on their income.

Free Health Clinics: Free Health Clinics offer compassionate, quality health care at little or no charge to low income, uninsured people by using volunteer health professionals and partnerships with other health-related organizations.

Health Department Clinics(www.vdh.virginia.gov/lhd/)
There are 119 local health departments in Virginia that offer a variety of environmental services and community healthcare activities to protect and promote the health of Virginians.

National Resources

CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP): a site for consumers and providers to learn about prediabetes, diabetes prevention and find a NDPP

Virginia Diabetes Prevention State Engagement Meeting Handouts