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February 1, 2012
American Diabetes Association (2012). Diabetes Basics. Retrieved January 30, 2012 from http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/?loc=GlobalNavDB. The American Diabetes Association was founded in 1940 by 28 physicians. The mission from the organization would be to prevent and cure diabetes, and also to enhance the lives of people impacted by diabetes. To satisfy this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, puts out scientific findings, and offers information along with other services to individuals with diabetes, their own families, healthcare professionals and also the public. ADA provides objectives and credible information related to diabetes are available through the website including; definition, types, symptoms, statistics, educational resources, and links to other websites about diabetes.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (2011). Complications of diabetes. Retrieved January 31, 2012 from http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/overview/. The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse is a service provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The website contains helpful information about the overview of diabetes, pre-diabetes, diagnosis information, pregnancy and diabetes, and a dictionary of diabetes terms. NIDC also provide helpful tips in managing and preventing complications of diabetes such as meal planning, physical activity (exercise), medicines, and checking blood glucose levels. General information about diabetes related problems of the heart, kidneys, eyes, feet and skin, nerves, and teeth and gums can also be viewed for patient and care provider education.
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