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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
dLife was established to address the need for real, practical solutions to the 24/7 challenge of managing diabetes.
- 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, a number of books and a blog.
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.
T1D Exchange Glu is an online community for individuals living with Type 1 diabetes to connect, obtain information and share data.
- How to Use Mobile Technology to Manage Diabetes
Developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, this resource guide allows individuals to know what technologies are available to make living with diabetes healthier and easier.
The mission of tuDiabetes is to connect people touched by diabetes and to provide empathy, support, information and respect.
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