Prayer. God said in his word, "I will never leave your nor forsake you". Danniebelle placed her issues with diabetes in God's hands. With every trial placed before her-through faith, she was able to rely on God's precious promises to see her through.

Your doctor. He or she may be your doctor at the clinic where you go for health care, your family doctor, or someone who has special training in caring for people with diabetes. A doctor with special training is called an "endocrinologist" or "diabetologist."

Your doctor will decide what kind of medicine you need and how much to take. The doctor will tell you what your blood sugar range should be. Ask your doctor what the best range is for you. Your doctor will also check your weight and do tests to be sure that your blood sugar is staying in a good range and that your body is healthy.

Your diabetes educator. A diabetes educator may be a nurse, a dietitian, or another kind of health care worker. Diabetes educators teach you about diet and meal plans, how to give yourself insulin shots, how to test your blood, and how to fit diabetes care into your everyday life.

Don't be shy about talking with your doctor or diabetes educator. Ask them questions if you don't understand something. After all, it's your health!

Your family and friends. Keeping your blood sugar at a good level is a daily job. You may need help or support from your family or friends. You may want to bring a family member or close friend with you when you visit your doctor or diabetes educator. Taking good care of your diabetes sometimes can be a family affair!

Organizations

Diabetes educators. To find a diabetes educator near you, call or write:

    American Association of Diabetes Educators
    100 West Monroe Street, 4th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (800) 338-3633 or (312) 424-2426
    Home Page: www.aadenet.org
Dietitians. To find a dietitian near you who can help you plan your meals, call or write:


Programs about diabetes. To find programs about diabetes or to talk to other people who have diabetes, call or write:

Other services

Other special services for people with diabetes are:

    International Diabetic Athletes Association
    1931 E. Rovey Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Telephone: (602) 433-2113

    The Diabetic Traveler
    P.O. Box 8223 RW
    Stamford, CT 06905
    Telephone: (203) 327-5832

    Both of these places have newsletters and other information for people with diabetes who like to take part in sports and outdoor activities, or like to travel.


Other magazines and newsletters for people with diabetes are:

    Diabetes Self-Management
    Published by:
    R.A. Rapaport Publishing Company P.O. Box 52890
    Boulder, CO 80322
    Telephone: 1-800-234-0923

    Diabetes Interview
    Published by:
    Diabetes Interview
    3715 Balboa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    Telephone: 1-800-473-4636

    The Diabetic Reader
    Published by:
    Prana Publications and Paraphernalia
    5623 Matilija Avenue
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
    Telephone: 1-800-735-7726


The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse has more information about diabetes and places to get help with your diabetes. Call or write the clearinghouse at:



Portions of this information was provided by The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This material is not copyrighted, and can be used, and is encouraged for public use.

 

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