Opportunities & Resources
Numerous opportunities and resources are available for families and patients affected by diabetes. Realizing that you are not alone in the daily struggles of managing diabetes can be a comforting thought. Getting yourself connected and involved can greatly impact how well you are able to take care of your diabetes.
Research- Stay connected with the USF Diabetes Center and its partners in our effort to find a cure and new treatment methods. Join the USF Diabetes Center contact registry at www.usfdiabetescenter.org.
Other diabetes research websites include:
Camps- One of the most rewarding experiences available to children and teens with diabetes are the diabetes camps offered in Florida and the United States. These camps are staffed by health professionals and counselors and offer exciting activities and wonderful interactions with other kids with diabetes. Diabetes Camp is much more than just “camp.” In addition to the usual recreational activities associated with camping, scheduled diabetes education sessions are conducted by pediatric endocrinologists and diabetes educators at all programs. Caring individuals provide motivation and support for the children to learn self-care, independence in diabetes management and good self-esteem. www.floridadiabetescamp.org & www.diabetescamps.org.
Diabetes Events-The USF Diabetes Center along with community partners offer many diabetes events throughout the year in the Tampa Bay area. These include celebrity guest appearances, research updates, back to school events, summer activities and adult social events to name a few. In addition the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) also offer walks to help support a cure for diabetes.
American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: www.jdrf.org
American Dietetic Association: www.eatright.org
Children with Diabetes: www.childrenwithdiabetes.org
Diabetes Health: www.diabeteshealth.com
Diabetes Life: www.dlife.com
American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
Bringing Science Home: www.bringingsciencehome.com
National Diabetes Education Program: www.ndep.nih.gov
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): www.niddk.nih.gov
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Diabetes Public Health Resource: www.cdc.gov/diabetes
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention: www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/Diabetes
VA Diabetes Program: www.va.gov/diabetes
Diabetes Prevention & Control Program: www.floridadiabetes.org
Florida Diabetes Centers
Diabetes in the Workplace
Diabetes At Work: www.diabetesatwork.org
Online Diabetes Management
Diabetes Care Supplies:
Other Diabetes Products
Continuous Glucose Sensors