Diabetes 
Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.
Source:
MedlinePlus Dictionary

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Agencies and Support Groups
 
Local
 
The Diabetes Management Center is Wyoming Valley’s most comprehensive care resource for people with diabetes. The education programs offered by the Diabetes Management Program include self-management education resources.
 
Compiled by Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Information and support services for persons with diabetes.

A non-profit, free-standing hospice program providing comprehensive hospice services to residents of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and the surrounding communities.
 
 
Pocono Medical Center's Diabetes Education Program
A self-management education program that includes diabetes education, nutrition, exercise, goal setting, problem solving and skills needed to live a healthy lifestyle. For information or to register for the program, call the Diabetes Education Department at (570) 476-3395.

 
State
 
Diabetes Resource Manual Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA AHEC)
The Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center designed this directory to provide those with diabetes a list of available resources to help better manage their disease.

 

Pennsylvania Self Management Education Programs 
Information provided courtesy of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc. A statewide directory of Pennsylvania Diabetes Self Management Education Programs.

 
 Diabetes Prevention & Control Program - PA Department of Health
The Diabetes Prevention & Control Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and focuses on reducing the burden of diabetes and improving the quality of life of those having diabetes. The program includes providing education, training programs, and information to schools, professionals and other community partners.
 
 
National  
 
American Diabetes Association 
The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Center for Disease Control - Diabetes Projects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Diabetes Public Health Resource Projects and Programs. Includes Current projects, State based diabetes prevention and control programs and past projects.
 
Children with Diabetes
Jeff Hitchcock, founder and president, began Children with Diabetes in 1995 in response to his daughter Marissa's diabetes diagnosis at the age of two. The childrenwithdiabetes.com Web site is a leading destination on the Internet for families dealing with diabetes, a Web resource for parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, and is dedicated to helping you find the information and support you need and in caring for a child with diabetes.
 
Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (DDF) is a 501(c)3 charity, established
in September 1990 and incorporated on November 21, 1991 under the laws of the state of Florida as a nonprofit corporation - currently recognized in all 50 states.
 
The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications. 
 
Diabetes Health Magazine
Diabetes Health Magazine provides balanced expert news and information on living healthfully with diabetes. Each issue includes coverage of new products, research, treatment options, and meaningful lifestyle issues.
 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes.  It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
 
Diabetes information provided by MedlinePlus, which includes authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
 
The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

 

 

 

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Types of Diabetes
 
Type 1 Diabetes - Your body does not make insulin.
 
Type 2 Diabetes - This is the most common type of diabetes.  Your body does not make or use insulin well.  Without enough insulin, glucose will stay in your blood causing serious problems over time.
 
Gestational Diabetes - A type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy.
 
 
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Last updated: June 16, 2010