Diagnosed With Diabetes? 8 Websites That Can Help

If you've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it's normal to have lots of questions and concerns. Follow the links below to get detailed explanations of diabetes, as well as links to blogs, support groups, and discussion forums.

SiteWho It's ForWhy We Like It
dLifeLevity seekersIn the blog "Been There, Done That," Christel Marchand humorously writes about her experiences with type 1 diabetes. She talks about ways to cope with diagnosis as well as stress–management activities like knitting and doing yoga.
David MendosaThose who want links to helpful resourcesWriter David Mendosa has type 2 diabetes and compiles a vast amount of information, advice, product reviews, and other diabetes-related resources.
Diabetic TalkPeople newly diagnosed with diabetesThe site talks about negative emotions associated with being diagnosed with diabetes and gives practical advice for treatment.
Diabetes MonitorAnyone new to diabetes who needs a bit—or a lot—of adviceDr. Bill Quick maintains this blog, which has a very active comments section packed with useful information and support for people recently diagnosed with diabetes.
Daily StrengthThose who are seeking or offering supportDaily Strength has support groups and online discussion forums for issues ranging from nutrition to depression. It also provides real-life stories from other people with diabetes.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc.People who want to manage diabetesBesides finding diabetes facts, readers can catch up on the travels—and travails—of "Mr. Diabetes," Andy Mandell, who commenced a 10,000-plus-mile walk around the United States' perimeter to boost awareness of early diabetes detection.
National Institutes of HealthThose seeking comprehensive information on diabetesThe federal government offers a huge amount of diabetes information, and this site is a good place to start reading it. It also offers the latest diabetes-related news and research findings, and links to tutorials and other reputable resources.
National Diabetes Information ClearinghouseAnyone who needs a quick medical terms refresherForgot the difference between impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance? This government site's diabetes dictionary has the definitions from A to Z.
Last Updated: April 16, 2008

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