Diabetes – resourcesResources - diabetes
The following sites provide further information on diabetes:
Diabetes is a long-term (chronic) disease in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar in the blood.
- American Diabetes Association -- www.diabetes.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html
- Endocrine Society, Hormone Health Network -- www.hormone.org/diseases-and-conditions/diabetes
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International -- www.jdrf.org
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes
- National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus -- medlineplus.gov/diabetes.html
- Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) -- www.diabeteseducator.org/
The following organizations have information on diabetes-related complications.
Diabetic retinopathy resources:
- National Eye Institute -- www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/diabetic-retinopathy
- American Academy of Ophthalmology -- www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-diabetic-retinopathy
Diabetic neuropathy (nerve pain) resources:
- American Chronic Pain Association -- www.theacpa.org
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/all-disorders/diabetic-neuropathy-information-page
Kidney disease resources:
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease
- National Kidney Foundation -- www.kidney.org/atoz/atozTopic_Diabetes
Insulin production and diabetes - illustration
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.
Insulin production and diabetes
Review Date: 1/26/2020
Reviewed By: Brent Wisse, MD, board certified in Metabolism/Endocrinology, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.