Resource guide: Diabetes

The
symptoms of diabetes can often be misinterpreted in the workplace. The
Occupational Health resource guide offers a selection of useful contacts
surrounding the topic

 

American
Diabetes Association

www.diabetes.org

 

Thorough and
up-to-date site offering a range of news and information. Among a wealth of
detail it offers advice on cooking, shopping, nutrition and exercise for those
suffering from diabetes.

 

Canadian
Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.ca

 

News,
information and background about the treatment of diabetes in Canada.

 

Diabetes
Discrimination in Employment
www.users.globalnet.co.uk

 

UK-based
site designed for those facing job discrimination due to diabetes. Has links to
other related sites.

 

Diabetes
Insight
www.diabetic.org.uk

 

An excellently
resourced site that provides a vast amount of information about all aspects of
diabetes. Not the easiest site to use initially, but worth persevering. It
includes news updates, information about products available to assist in the
management of diabetes, as well as information about relevant books and videos
and recent studies undertaken. It has links to support groups, organisations
and companies in the UK and overseas involved in all aspects of diabetes.

 

Diabetes
UK

 

10 Queen
Anne Street

London

W1M OBD

Tel:
020-7323 1531

Fax:
020-7637 3644

info@diabetes.org.uk

www.diabetes.org.uk

 

Formerly
the British Diabetic Association, this is the leading charity in the country
for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping those with
the condition. This is a detailed and easy to use site that provides current
and archived news stories, statistics and facts on diabetes, and a specific
page for healthcare professionals with an interest in the subject. This
includes details of conferences and other diary dates, as well as care
recommendations and a research round up. Comprehensive and should be the first
port of call for anyone new to the subject.

 

Health
Development Agency
www.hda-online.org.uk

 

Tel:
020-7222 5300

Formerly the
Health Education Authority, the HDA has been set up by the Government to play a
central part in implementing the public health strategy Saving Lives: Our
Healthier Nation.

 

www.healthinfocus.co.uk

 

Site
sponsored by Bupa, this offers essential facts about diseases and health
conditions. Its information on diabetes includes useful background about
insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetes, its causes, symptoms, available
treatments and offers lifestyle tips. Well resourced and very user-friendly
site, offering easily digestible information. Useful to bookmark as a general
resource for information on a number of conditions.

 

Living
with Diabetes

www.ndirect.co.uk

 

A lively
site aimed at young people with diabetes. Well resourced and includes detailed
links to related web sites.

Royal
National Institute for the Blind

224 Great
Portland Street

London

W1N 6AA

Tel:
020-7388 1266

www.rnib.org.uk

General
information on issues related to blindness. Site contains detailed information on
diabetic retinopathy.

 

www.patient.org.uk


A directory of UK health sites, extremely detailed source of information and
support within the UK. Provides information on books, videos and details about
all aspects of diabetes management as well as listings of all articles
published by the British Medical Journal on diabetes since January 1998
(diabetes is listed under endocrinology).

 

Compiled
by Kate Rouy

 

The
listing above is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes suggestions for
further topics of interest to include in this series.

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