Web Resources

A note about web resources: The web contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) with search terms such as “diabetes” or “metabolic syndrome” will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the web since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he or she trusts. This listing is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.

VA/DoD Diabetes Mellitus Clinical Practice Guideline
http://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/CD/diabetes/
The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve adult patient outcomes and local management of adult patients with diabetes mellitus.

Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia
https://www.cemm.org/
The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) was established in 1996 with the support and direction of the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. The CEMM has a long history of developing world-class medical multimedia using cutting-edge video production, interactivity, and 3D animation.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts, supports, and coordinates research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.

PubMed Health
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0024704/
PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.

MedlinePlus
https://medlineplus.gov/diabetestype1.html
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Veterans Health Library
http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/DiseasesConditions/Diabetes/
The Library is a one-stop source for health information to help Veterans stay well and well-informed. There are over 1,500 health sheets, over 150 videos, Go-to-Guides, and Flipbooks that have been approved by VA experts, and include topics specific to Veterans, for example, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), combat-related Traumatic Brain Injury, Agent Orange, and Cold Injury. All health information is available to Veterans, their family and the public, no matter where the Veteran receives care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, the CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/
The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; deliver services to hundreds of communities; provide objective and credible information; and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

Genetics Home Reference: Type 1 Diabetes
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/type-1-diabetes
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/basics/definition/con-20033091
The Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

DASH Eating Plan
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash/
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a flexible and balanced eating plan that is based on research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Quit Tobacco – UCanQuit2.org
https://ucanquit2.org
Quit Tobacco – UCanQuit2.org is an educational campaign for the U.S. military, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. Launched in February of 2007, the mission of the campaign website is to help U.S. service members quit tobacco—for themselves and for the people they love.