symptoms of diabetes can often be misinterpreted in the workplace. The
Occupational Health resource guide offers a selection of useful contacts
surrounding the topic
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.
information and background about the treatment of diabetes in Canada.
Discrimination in Employment
site designed for those facing job discrimination due to diabetes. Has links to
other related sites.
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.
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 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
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.
site aimed at young people with diabetes. Well resourced and includes detailed
links to related web sites.
National Institute for the Blind
information on issues related to blindness. Site contains detailed information on
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).
by Kate Rouy
listing above is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes suggestions for
further topics of interest to include in this series.