Diabetes Resources – Tools, Guides, Stats, Tip Sheets

By Summer Banks on Oct 30, 2017

Diabetes can strike you at anytime from anywhere. This often misunderstood disease affects more than 300 million people worldwide. According to DiabetesResearch.org, there are 29 million Americans struggling with the disease. In the U.S, three Americans die every minute from this disease. Diabetes costs the American public an estimated $245 billion annually. The most common types of the disease are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here are some important topics that will help you understand the disease and learn whether or not you are at risk.

Diabetes Type 1

Diabetes Type 2

  • Type 2 Diabetes Basics: This page offers some basics on diabetes type 2 and how to live with the disease.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: The Mayo Clinic provides valuable information on the symptoms, risk factors and causes of diabetes type 2.

Diabetes Diet

  • Diabetes: Learn how to create a healthy eating plan from the Mayo Clinic. Learn how to build a diabetes diet that include healthy carbs, fiber-rich foods and heart-healthy fish.
  • Eating Patterns and Meal Planning: This resource teaches you the basics of meal plans, eating patterns, and how to find a registered dietician.

Diabetes Menus, Foods and Recipes

Diabetes Test

  • The A1C Test & Diabetes: This resource from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases discusses the A1C diabetes test and how it works.
  • Diabetes Testing: WebMD covers the testing doctor’s perform if you experience the symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Treatment

  • Diabetes Treatment and Care: This resource explores your diabetes medical care options and includes a link to any clinical trials for the treatment of the disease.
  • Diagnosis: This page hosted by the Mayo Clinic discusses your treatment options after you have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes Association

Diabetes and Alcohol

  • Diabetes and Alcohol: WebMD hosts this informational resource that discusses the effects of drinking alcohol if you have diabetes.
  • Diabetes, Alcohol and Social Drinking: The American Diabetes Association provides facts about diabetes and alcohol and how you should be cautious if you have diabetes and drink alcohol.

Diabetes and Feet

  • Diabetes and Foot Problems: This helpful resource provides valuable insight into how diabetes and feet are related, and how the disease can affect your feet and toes, including nerve damage and losing your feeling if you leave the disease untreated.
  • Living With Diabetes: Keep Your Feet Healthy: (CDC) You work to keep your blood sugar in check, but what about foot health. This resource discusses research and how diabetes affects your feet.
  • Foot Health Facts: Diabetes foot care tips in a simple, printable list.

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes and Depression

  • Diabetes and Depression: Coping With the Two Conditions: The Mayo Clinic discusses in detail how the diseases are related and how doctors can treat both conditions at the same time.
  • Depression: This article talks about the connection between depression and diabetes, and how the stress of managing the disease leads to mental health issues.

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes Control

Diabetes Complications

Diabetes Causes

Diabetes Drugs

Diabetes Effects

Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes Facts

Diabetes Foundation

Diabetes Guidelines


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About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.