Introduction to Diabetes, Type 2 (Adult-Onset Diabetes)
Annotation:National Diabetes Education Program - This pamphlet presents the 4 key steps for controlling diabetes: Learn about diabetes, Know your diabetes ABCs, Manage your diabetes and Get routine care. Particularly useful if you are newly diagnosed, it also includes a place to record your data.
Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - A brief encyclopedia definition of the pancreas with diagram.
Annotation:National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health - A dictionary consisting of words commonly used when discussing diabetes.
Annotation:MedlinePlus and Patient Education Institute - Comprehensive information in a slide-show format with audio and some explanatory animation.
Annotation:National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health - Provides clear, complete information on understanding and living with diabetes. Also available in Spanish.
Annotation:National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health - A comprehensive overview of pre-diabetes symptoms (blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes) and diabetes avoidance or delay tactics.
Annotation:National Diabetes Education Program - Consumer health information for Type 2 diabetes prevention.
Annotation:American Diabetes Association - A good list of answers to commonly asked questions about pre-diabetes.
Annotation:Get Healthy at the Library: Santa Clara County Library and PlaneTree Health Library - A brief tutorial showing how to search MedlinePlus for health topics, using Type 2 Diabetes as an example. Click above to view the screencast.
Annotation:Get Healthy at the Library: Santa Clara County Library and PlaneTree Health Library - A brief tutorial showing how to search MedlinePlus for health topics, using Diabetes Type 2 as an example, in Spanish.
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Visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center online: http://sccl.org/services/planetree NOTE: This information should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.