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Where to Find More Diabetes Resources

Looking for organizations that provide information that can help you manage your diabetes? You may want to start with these groups.

Health Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-7878

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
200 West Madison Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)
26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-3583

Diabetes Journals/Newsletters

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine

from the American Diabetes Association

MyFoodAdvisor: Recipes for Healthy Living

from the American Diabetes Association

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Ann Edmundson, MD, PhD on July 17, 2012

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