Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease. You can take steps to prevent diabetes or manage it.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - U.S. federal government organization that has basics, research initiatives, prevention, statistics.
American Association of Diabetes Educators - professional membership organization that provides patient tip sheets for eating, tracking blood sugar, heart issues, insulin injections
Learning About Diabetes - non-profit organization that produces handouts for patients: staying active, diet, prevention, medicines, saving money. Requires Adobe Acrobat for PDF documents. Information in English and Spanish.
Diabetes and Obesity is one of the focus programs at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Since diabetes and obesity can be considered an epidemic in this country, there are many resources about them. This guide serves to highlight just a few. Please continue regular visits and stay engaged with your healthcare professionals.
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