Diabetes, Type 2: Being a Savvy Consumer and More
Annotation:American Diabetes Association - Informative descriptions of the medical personnel who should be helping patients manage their diabetes.
Annotation:Aetna InteliHealth - A printable concise list of symptoms needing emergency response.
Annotation:Joslin Diabetes Center - Tips for saving money on health care supplies.
Annotation:National Diabetes Education Program - A printable booklet covering general diabetes self-care and Medicare benefits.
Annotation:American Diabetes Association - This fact sheet presents the diabetes-related coverage that health insurance plans sold in California must provide.
Annotation:Joslin Diabetes Center - Comprehensive advice on navigating your medical care choices.
Annotation:MedlinePlus - Comprehensive reference resources on diabetes that includes links to national organizations, a physician directory, recent news articles, and clinical trials.
Annotation:MedlinePlus - Examines exercise choices for seniors. This site is not specific to diabetes, but very relevant to good self-care.
Annotation:National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health - Another web site providing clear, complete information including links to statistics, research reports, clinical trials, and patient organizations.
Annotation:This organization sponsors diabetes research, services and events, and provides advocacy for diabetes patients. The website provides a wealth of information, including news, online boards, a magazine and recipes. Local affiliates can be found in most major centers. In San Jose find the ADA at 111 W St John St Suite 1150, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 241-1922.
Annotation:Provides information on nutrition and health topics, and how diet can help in managing or preventing disease. Some of the resources are in Spanish and in Chinese. A locator page can help you Find a Registered Dietitian.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers <http://www.fda.gov/drugs/ResourcesForYou/consumers/default.htm> for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud.
Annotation:SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information.
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