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Useful Links

Below are links to other websites containing Diabetes we think you may find useful.

Should you visit any other Diabetes websites that you think others may benefit from please email us at the address on the bottom right of this page so we can include it.

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UK based websites
Diabetes UK
The official website of the UK’s largest charity working for diabetes with extensive information in multiple languages.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
A USA government site with a public health view of diabetes.
National Diabetes Information Clearing House
This site is run by the USA government National Institute for Health as a method of increasing knowledge and understanding of diabetes through effective communication. Lots of really good information.
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE works on behalf of the National Health Service and the people who use it to make recommendations on treatments and care using the best available evidence. Go to the site and search using “diabetes” to get their current recommendations.
National Service Framework for Diabetes
This NHS document lays out a ten year plan for the improvement of diabetes services and diabetes care across England and Wales.
Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network – Diabetes Care
Scotland’s evidence based guidelines for diabetes care
Diabetes Specialist Library, National Electronic Library for Health.
This is an excellent NHS resource that all people can access that pulls together information and publications on diabetes.
Wired for Health
This is a joint Departments of Health and Education UK government site aimed at promoting health in children and health awareness in schools. It has a very good set of links and some excellent interactive sites for children of different ages.
Tayside Diabetes Network
The very informative website of this Scottish NHS Diabetes service has good patient information leaflets and a comprehensive diabetes guidelines handbook.
Leeds public health information on diabetes.
A really excellent and informative local site giving lots of information on diabetes and many easy to follow diagrams.
Best Treatments
This a joint NHS – Clinical Evidence (British Medical Journal) advice service that can be relied upon to be fully evidence based. It offers a service on many conditions including diabetes. The doctors’ version can be accessed through the direct Clinical evidence link.
DoctorsOnline - Diabetes
A very informative site which also has access to on-line courses in diabetes and a lot of information about other conditions.
Diabetes UK  “What care to expect”
This links directly to the “what care to expect page” at the DUK website.
 
Obesity Links:
British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is the largest surgical society in the world for this area of treatment. Although the information is directed primarly at an American audience, it contains a great deal of patient and healthcare professional information.
Association for the Study of Obesity
This group has a membership of 400 scientists, medical and health professionals, runs training meetings and conferences and produces a newsletter.
National Obesity Forum Set up by GPs
Its work includes supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity, which raises debates about the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
Weight Concern
A registered charity dedicated to fighting obesity and including programmes to tackle childhood obesity.
Weight Loss Surgery
Information A comprehensive resource offering information and support on weight loss surgery.

 

Commercial Sites
Aventis Pharma UK - Insulin company
Eli Lilly - Insulin company
Medisense - Medisense Optium Meter
Medtronic - Insulin Pumps
Novonordisk Diabetes Care - Insulin company

 

Insulin Pumpers UK
This site has a very user focused feel including FAQ’s, user groups and shared experience. There is a very good links section.
Juvenile Diabetes Research
This is the UK site of this world wide organisation that is the largest single charitable funder for research into Type 1 diabetes, especially in children.
Kids Diabetes UK
 
Websites based in other countries
American Diabetes Association
The major USA diabetes charity organisation providing support, advocacy, education and research for diabetes.
American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations
Direct link to the official American Diabetes Association guidelines.
Canadian Diabetes Association
The official site of the major diabetes organisation of Canada
Canadian Diabetes Association – Clinical Practice Guidelines
Direct link to the diabetes care guidelines of the CDA.
National Diabetes Information
Diabetes Public Health Resource
International Diabetes Centre
Website of a famous American diabetes centre
Children with Diabetes
An excellent USA site for young people with diabetes and their parents.
Clinical Evidence – The British Medical Journal
A scientific review of medical studies in diabetes. For diabetes either look under endocrinology or use the search for “diabetes”
Diabetes Dictionary
A comprehensive dictionary of diabetes jargon and terms with links to a number of other diabetes dictionaries.

 

Other websites
Diabetic Foot Disease
An Australian site giving excellent information on diabetes foot care and foot disease for lay people and professionals alike.
BBC Health - Diabetes
The BBC has a large and informative section on health
Diabetes Self-Management
An award winning independent USA site for people with diabetes
Diabetes Portal
A really imaginative and exciting American site.
24 Hour Health

 

Lab Test Online
A non-commercial, peer-reviewed site developed by laboratory professionals explaining the meaning of various blood tests.

 

Clinical Evidence-BMJ