Whether it’s type 1 or 2, you’re 5 or 55 a diabetes can diagnosis can signal a major life change. Any time we get news about our health it means a change for our lifestyle and it’s up to us to decide how positive we want that change to be. In the age where so much information is at our fingertips it can be difficult to find quality resources, good advice, and a community to support you.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite resources and general tips and guidelines to get you started. All of the below resources are have information on both type 1 and 2 and cover resources for a wide age of patients.
Joslin Diabetes Center is a world-renowned center that focuses on innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care. You’ll find general information, links to recommended books, discussion boards and much more. Discussion boards can be a wonderful way to find a group of local people and gain valuable insights from those who have been through years of treatment.
Patients Like Me is another great clinical site where patients share their clinical experience and treatment protocol.
DiaTribe, In their own words diatribe diaTribe provides free cutting-edge diabetes insights and actionable tips for people with diabetes. Their mission is to help individuals gain a better understanding of their diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association has a wealth of useful and accessible resources including food and fitness tips for all ages, links to find community resources, research and practice information, and advocacy.
Diabetes Blogs are a fantastic way to not only get updated health information but to find a community. The link goes to a list of the top 25 Diabetes blogs. Being able to take part in someones story can help you feel less alone.
Apps that track and log health information go a long way in making your day-to-day life simpler. Diabetes management can feel like one more thing on a list that’s already too long. An app can take out some of the grunt work and make you feel more secure knowing that you don’t have to rely solely on your memory.
Twitter Hashtags are an easy way to get a news stream of current information- Try entering #diabetes, #t1d, t2d, #type1diabetes, or #type2diabetes.
The Furdmont Chronicles– Our premier app the Furdmont chronicles was designed to be fun while teaching you important health information. There are enough doctors appointments and lecture style learning when you have diabetes, which is why we thought it was time that information be presented in a more digestible format. The app is free because we believe quality information shouldn’t come at a price.