Managing a chronic kidney disease or diabetes can be overwhelming and stressful for patients and caregivers. We hope you find these resources for patients with diabetes and kidney diseases helpful.
American Association of Diabetes Educators – AADE
The AADE is a professional membership organization with over 14,000 members dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management, and support. In addition to helping diabetes educators to expand the horizons of innovative education, management, and support, the site provides information for diabetes patients. Find tips sheets on many topics, including cardiovascular disease, glucose monitoring, healthy coping, lifestyle resources and more. Information is available in Spanish.
American Diabetes Association
This non-profit provides a vast amount of information on diabetes, symptoms, treatments, prevention, common terms, tips on living with diabetes and more. You can read about updates in research, e-mail a question to a pharmacist, sign up for a free e-newsletter, join a discussion forum, find information on food and exercise, including recipes, and access a large list of resources, including cookbooks. You can get personal help via live chat (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm Eastern Time) or by phone (800-342-2383; Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 8 pm Eastern Time). Information is available on-line in Spanish.
CDC – Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention – for Diabetes
This government web page provides information for diabetes patients, including tips on prevention, managing diabetes, finding resources and more. Find resources for diabetes patients in specific groups: African American; American Indians and Alaskan Natives; Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders; Hispanic and Latino Americans: and people in rural communities.
CDC – Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention – for Chronic Kidney Diseases
This government run web page provides information on strategies seek to prevent and control risk factors for CKD (chronic kidney disease), to raise awareness, to promote early diagnosis, and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those living with CKD. Find facts on kidney diseases, including risks and symptoms. The site also provides links to helpful publications and educational resources.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
This organization is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It conducts and supports basic and clinical research. Their mission is to improve health for all people through medical research. The site provides information on diabetes, digestive diseases, kidney and urologic diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, clinical trial updates, as well as healthy living tips. Information is available on-line in Spanish.
Articles of interest.
Diabetes: What You Need to Know, by HealthMatch
Diabetic Eye Exam: What to Expect, Costs, and How Often, by VisionCenter.org