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The following is a list of web sites that we have found to be valuable. Our referral to these sites is not an endorsement of their business, products, services or opinions. This is only for information. Some of these sites have links that will bring you back to our web site, and some do not. We suggest that you save our site as a bookmark, or as one of your favorites, so you will have no difficulty returning after you visited these sites. 

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Organizations 

Diabetes One on One - A program for people with diabetes, their families and friends.  This program can offer you the support and education needed to gain better control and understanding of your diabetes.

Pacific Medical Research Foundation - dedicated to the study, treatment, education, and eventual cure of diabetes and its physical complications.

American Diabetes Association - The leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and cure of diabetes. Online features: diabetes risk test, daily recipes, links to regional affiliates and a bookstore featuring ADA publications on nutrition and other topics. 

American Obesity Association - Educating the public about obesity and its role in causing illness and unnecessary deaths.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation - A national organization dedicated to discovering a cure for type 1 diabetes, and developing a support network for families involved in juvenile diabetes. 

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a professional medical organization devoted to the field of clinical endocrinology. The mission of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is to enhance the practice of clinical endocrinology. 

American Association of Diabetes Educators - The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is a multidisciplinary organization representing over 10,000 healthcare professionals who provide diabetes education and care. Membership is open to all health professionals with an interest in helping people live full and productive lives. 

Centers for Disease Control - The division translates scientific research findings into health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment strategies. 

Joslin Diabetes Center - an International leader in diabetes treatment, research, and education. Established in 1898, and affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin leads the field in both basic and clinical research, and is devoted to educating both patients and professionals. 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) - Part of the National Institutes of Health, this site offers a thorough but readable overview of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, information of prevention trials, a diabetes dictionary and a program to help patients keep their feet healthy. 

Insulin Pumpers - Insulin Pumpers provides information and support for people with diabetes and their families interested in insulin pump therapy. There is a section devoted to children with diabetes with stories about the success of children with diabetes who use the insulin pump. 

Jewish Diabetes Association - Their goal is to provide support and education to those with diabetes combined with a Jewish lifestyle.

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Services & Products 

Boston Medical Technologies - The Anscore™ Health Management System is a simple, specific, and highly-sensitive testing system that assesses and documents a patient's heart rate variability - an important indicator for autonomic neuropathy.

MiniMed - a leader in insulin pump therapy since 1983, longer than any other company. MiniMed supports an extensive research and development program. They are developing an implantable insulin pump as well as a continuous glucose sensor. 

LifeScan - As the leading maker of blood glucose monitoring systems for home and hospital use, LifeScan is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with diabetes." 

Time Out Services - Offers high quality, proactive comprehensive health and wellness services designed to meet the specific needs of their customers.  TOS is committed to a personalized, hands-on attitude and performance, and guarantees their services will exceed industry standards.  They provide the guidance, support, and direction needed to optimize any health and wellness program.

Vacation in Paradise - Holidays with Empowerment Groups for Persons with Diabetes and Their Partners. An American-led Program in the Heart of the Bavarian Alps. 

Avandia (trosiglitazone maleate) - Avandia.com features information on thiazolidinediones (TZDs), or insulin sensitizers, a new medication class, which enhances the body's ability to use its own insulin more effectively. The site also includes educational information and Flash animations on type 2 diabetes and treatments. 

Diabetes FIT Foundation - This site strives to activate, educate & motivate with fun. It offers tools for active diabetics, FIT: Flexible Insulin Therapy, Insulin sensitivity and DiabMath. It has the "Diabetic Wizard: Java self-test". 

Diabetes Mall - The World's Largest Diabetes Bookstore. This site offers great books on diabetes as well as some terrific cookbooks. You can also find information on Conferences, Legislation, research and other accessories people with diabetes might be interested in. 

Healingwell.com - an online health resource guide with medical news, links to useful information, newsgroups and message boards, books, disease-related websites, and medical directories and search engines for patients, friends, and family of patients diagnosed with disabling diseases, disorders, or chronic illnesses. 

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Communities & Discussions 

Children with Diabetes On-line Community - An online community for kids, families and adults with diabetes. Online features: disease management information, product review, message boards and chat rooms. Also, an "Ask the diabetes Team" service and Web page for kids. 

Starbright - Education and adventure are interlocking components of the STARBRIGHT Diabetes CD-ROM. At every turn, whether using sugar molecule "blasters" to feed cells in a high speed arcade game, or taking a tour of the body's digestive tract, kids learn what having diabetes means for their bodies and for their lives.

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Rick Mendosa's Site - This site lists links to different mailing lists, discussion groups, all focused on informing people with diabetes and the people who care about them.

Footnurse - She helps people reduce sick days and on-the-job injury due to foot related problems. She conducts presentations, interactive workshops, and diabetic foot screenings. 

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Pharmaceutical & Research 

Vivus - Vivus is the pioneer of a new therapy for erectile dysfunction (impotence) called the Transurethral System for Erection. It's a combination of proprietary, non-invasive drug-delivery system and proven therapeutic agents. 

Eli Lilly - A major manufacturer of insulin and long time supporter of people with diabetes. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company - Long standing supporter of diabetic care, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company distributes many important drugs for prevention of kidney disease and heart disease. Control of glucose had a major improvement with their introduction of metformin. 

Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications - Serving the pharmaceutical industry Boomerang develops and supports medical communications programs delivered by innovative and interactive communications media which close the gap between pharmaceutical companies and its customers. 

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Healthcare Professionals 

The National Diabetes Education Initiative(tm) (NDEI) - a multicomponent educational program on type 2 diabetes that is designed for endocrinologists, diabetologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals.

 

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