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American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes. American Diabetes Association, 4th edition, 2005, 1580402372.
This authoritative sourcebook is written for people who want to take charge of their disease. It covers hundreds of effective self-care techniques to solve common diabetes-related problems safely and easily.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Diabetes. John Wiley & Sons, 2005. 0471441155.
This book clearly explains everything parents and children themselves should learn about the condition, from understanding the diagnosis and selecting a treatment team to using insulin and medications for managing blood glucose levels.

Conquering Diabetes. Anne Peters. Hudson Street Press, 2005, 1594630038.
Dr. Peters shares the latest findings on the diabetes epidemic, and explains how to effectively confront the disease.

Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America--And What We Must Do to Stop It. Francine R. Kaufman. Bantam, 2005, 0553803840.
Through vivid patient stories, Dr. Kaufman explains how excess weight destroys the body's ability to process sugar properly-with life-threatening consequences.

Diabetes: A-Z. American Diabetes Association. 5th edition, 2003, 158040183X.
This consumer text provides simple yet informative answers to questions most commonly asked by those with diabetes. Includes such topics as new medications, treatment guidelines, complications, meal planning, diet, employment rights, exercise, weight loss, gestational diabetes, and foot care.

The Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook. American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association. American Diabetes Association, 2004, 1580401805.
Diabetes puts people at a very high risk of having a heart attack or stroke. To address this problem, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association have written a heart-healthy cookbook for people with diabetes.

Exercises for Diabetes: A New Approach to Better Health. Erin O'Driscoll. Hatherleigh Press, 2005, 1578261880.
The author explains how to start an exercise program and stay motivated and provides workout plans for all levels of fitness.

Mastering Your Diabetes: A Simple Plan for Taking Control of your Health. Janette Kirkham. American Diabetes Association, 2003, 1580401570.
This is a "you can do it: here's how" book that helps people with diabetes adopt their new way of life with a sense of humor.

Mayo Clinic on Managing Diabetes: Practical Answers to Help You Enjoy a Healthy and Active Life. Maria Collazo-Clavell. Mayo Clinic, 2001, 1893005062.
The author explains how to exercise safely, enjoy a healthier diet, achieve and maintain a healthy weight, protect against serious complications, select and use a glucose monitor, and remember to take important tests.

What You Should Know About Diabetes: 101 Questions & Answers. John D. Clough, A. David Rothner. Cleveland Clinic Press, 2005, 1596240040.
An authoritative source for all diabetes-related information, this reference guide offers readers the Cleveland Clinic's expert knowledge of the disease and what can be done to treat it.

Web Sites

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Their website provides information about diabetes, nutrition and recipes, weight loss and exercise, diabetes prevention, information for parents and kids, and community programs and local events.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Diabetes Public Health Resource
This CDC site offers a special section, "Diabetes and Me" that offers information about the disease, tips on eating right, keeping active, how to prevent the disease, FAQs, and links to other resources.

MedlinePlus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. The site provides information on more than 650 health topic plus offers a health encyclopedia and dictionary.
Health information written in easy to understand language.

The National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations. The website offers information about diabetes and pre-diabetes, and offers a directory of diabetes organizations.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The site provides an introduction to diabetes, treatment, complications, statistics, clinical trials, and links to other resources.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
This FDA site offers information on glucose meters and diabetes management, insulin, diabetes pills, food and meal planning, and complications of diabetes.

Veterans Health Administration Diabetes Program
The site offers fact sheets on all aspects of diabetes.

Spanish Language Materials

Guia para el consumo de carbohidratos: Un metodo simple para la planificacion de la dieta del diabetico. Fairview. 1577491513. 2004 $4.95

Diabetes de la A a la Z. Todo lo que necesita saber acerca de la diabetes, explicado con claridad y sencillez. American Diabetes Association. Paidos. 8449316014. 2004. $27.95

Diabetes Mellitus: Una Guía Práctica. Sue K. Milchovich and Barbara Dunn-Long. 092352177. 2003 $14.95

Channing Bete pamphlets ($1.15 - $2.99 per copy)

  • Diabetes -- What You Need To Know (Spanish)
  • Living With Diabetes (Classic illus.) Spanish
  • About Diabetes (Classic illus.) Spanish
  • Diabetes -- Facts For Everyone (Low-literacy realistic illus.) Spanish
  • Diabetes Prevention -- For You And Your Family (Realistic illus.) Spanish
  • Living Your Life With Diabetes; A Self-Care Handbook (Handbook) Spanish

Web Sites


NOAH portal

Tutoriales de diabetes
Los tutoriales interactivos enumerados que ofrecen información acerca de diferentes enfermedades, medidas para su prevención, procedimientos médicos y promoción de una vida sana. En cada tutorial se presentan gráficas animadas y se utiliza vocabulario fácil de entender.

Diabetes - Introducción

Diabetes - Planificación de las comidas

Diabetes - Problemas de los ojos

Diabetes - Cuidado del pie

Resources for Teens

Coping With Diabetes. Pat Kelly. 2003. Rosen Publishing 0823932036
What is diabetes, and how can active teens manage their condition.

Diabetes. Jo Whelan. 2002. Raintree Steck-Vaughn 0739852205
Causes, symptoms, treatments and long term health risks for the disease.

Diabetes. Barbara Sheen. 2003. Lucent Books 1590182448
How to live a healthy life with a chronic condition, and what the future holds for alternative and complementary diabetic treatments.

Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips & Techniques for Kids and Teens. Spike Nasmyth Loy and Bo Nasmyth Loy. 2000. American Diabetes Assoc. 1580400531
Two brothers, now college students, help other young diabetics take charge of their health and their lives.

Needles, a Memoir of Growing Up With Diabetes. Andie Dominick. 1998. Scribner 0684842327
True life account of one teen's battle with her condition, from denial and rebellion to acceptance and control.

The Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes. Lyle J. Micheli and Mark Jenkins. 2001. Sourcebooks 157071858X.
Information and guidelines for young athletes with chronic medical asthma and diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens: Secrets for Success. Jean Betschart-Roemer. 2002 Wiley 0471150568
More and more teens are facing this diagnosis, and need support and information to help themselves live healthy lives, and how families can help them in this effort.


Teens Talk Diabetes. 2002. VHS. Aquarius Health Care Videos
Teens share their experiences living with diabetes, and how to avoid long-term complications.

Living With . . . 2003. VHS. Castle Works, Inc WNYC Radio
Young and living with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, these teens clear up common misconceptions and the impact of their health on family and friends.

Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Young People. 2005. VHS. American Association of Diabetes Educators Patient Education Video Series
Steps to staying healthy and active, including healthy food and snack suggestions and the best exercises to fit into a busy teen schedule.

Web Sites

American Diabetes Association
Everything you need to know about living well with diabetes, including hormones, driving, dating, sports and preparing for life at college.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Interactive site for young people diagnosed with juvenile diabetes to learn and share what they need to know to live healthier, more active lives .

Teen Diabetes Net
Australian site for teens diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.