Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Online Support for People with Diabetes

Web Development Fact Sheet

Updated 02/2022

Introduction

Diabetes can contribute to complications such as neuropathy and vascular disease, which often lead to limb loss. Getting support from others with diabetes can help you better manage your condition and help you prevent complications in the future. The following are online resources, support groups, blogs, and forums for people with diabetes who wish to communicate with others sharing similar experiences.

General Resources

  • American Diabetes Association Message Boards
    The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA offers message boards where individuals can post questions/comments and join in discussions with other individuals who have diabetes or their caregivers.
    diabetes.org/discuss
  • ASweetLife
    ASweetLife is a nonprofit diabetes magazine devoted to helping people with diabetes live well. Their website consists of articles and blogs to help individuals live a healthy lifestyle with diabetes.
    asweetlife.org/
  • Children with Diabetes
    As an advocate and global resource, Children with Diabetes provides support, education, and inspiration to empower families and all people living with diabetes to enjoy healthy and enriched lives.
    childrenwithdiabetes.com
  • Diabetes Daily
    Diabetes Daily is an online resource for people with diabetes. Every month, they help people living with diabetes meet their peers, learn to manage diabetes and advocate for a better future.
    diabetesdaily.com/forum/
  • Diabetes Self-Management
    Diabetes Self-Management was established in 1983 and provides health information for the growing number of people with diabetes who want to know more about managing their diabetes. They publish a bimonthly magazine, a weekly newsletter, several books, and a blog.
    diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/
  • DiabetesSisters
    DiabetesSisters was founded in 2008 and offers a range of education and support services to help women of all ages living with diabetes. The site offers blogs, forums, webinars, and education.
    diabetessisters.org
  • Glu
    T1D Exchange Glu is an online community for individuals living with Type 1 diabetes to connect, obtain information and share data.
    myglu.org/
  • Glycemic Index for More than 60 Common Foods
    Understanding the glycemic index and knowing the values in everyday foods can help you with glucose management and weight control.
    innerbody.com/glycemic-index-more-than-sixty-common-foods
  • tuDiabetes
    The mission of tuDiabetes is to connect people touched by diabetes and to provide empathy, support, information, and respect.
    tudiabetes.org/

The contents of the above websites are solely the responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Amputee Coalition. The Amputee Coalition cannot and does not make specific recommendations for products or services. No Amputee Coalition endorsement is implied.

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Authors and Contributors

The Amputee Coalition is grateful to the many organizational members and individuals that have contributed to this work. The Amputee Coalition Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee (SciMAC) conducts expert peer view for the Amputee Coalition-commissioned patient education materials. SciMAC contributes clinical and scientific expertise in developing, implementing, and evaluating the Amputee Coalition program and policy initiatives.

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Amputee Coalition. Online Support for People with Diabetes.  https://www.amputee-coalition.org. Published February 2022. Accessed 2/16/2022

The contents of the above websites are solely the responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Amputee Coalition. The Amputee Coalition cannot and does not make specific recommendations for products or services. No Amputee Coalition endorsement is implied.


It is not the intention of the Amputee Coalition to provide specific medical or legal advice but rather to provide consumers with information to better understand their health and healthcare issues. The Amputee Coalition does not endorse any specific treatment, technology, company, service or device. Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare providers for specific medical advice or before making any purchasing decisions involving their care.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90LLRC0001-04-00, from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

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