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Preventing diabetes and diabetes complications in the African American and Hispanic communities in eastside and southwest Detroit.

Health Information Links - Helpful Organizations

Links found here are to the websites of professional organizations, such as the American Diabetes Association, patient organizations, and other organizations that provide support to diabetic patients in one form or another.

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association aims to “prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes”. This comprehensive site provides general diabetes information as well as detailed information on current news, advocacy issues, and outreach programs.

Colorado HealthSite: Diabetes Center
Colorado HealthSite (CHS) provides general information on diabetes, with links to pages covering medication, support services, and new developments in treatment and research. Also included is an interactive page where visitors can submit questions to diabetes health care professionals and a diabetes library.

Diabetes Public Health Resource
Developed by the CDC, the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) has the goal of taking information from clinical trials and incorporating it into clinical and public health practices. This site contains information on conferences, education programs, projects, and state-based diabetes control programs. Also available is a toll free number for public inquiries.

International Diabetes Federation
The International Diabetes Federation works with its member associations to enhance the lives of people with diabetes. Linking to the diabetes section provides facts about diabetes, insulin Q&A, diabetes treatments, costs related to diabetes, diabetes prevalence, and diabetes education.

Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin provides information on current news, managing diabetes, and research initiatives within the Center. Joslin’s Online Diabetes Library provides general diabetes information as well as information on blood sugar levels, insulin, oral medications, nutrition & exercise and diabetes complications.

Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia-Presbyterian
From the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia Presbyterian, a list of FAQ’s providing information on the center and on the treatment of diabetes.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases provides comprehensive information on diabetes and its related diseases. Select ‘Diabetes’ for a list on-line publications covering topics such as diabetes in Hispanic and African Americans, diabetes diagnosis, and Juvenile Diabetes. Spanish Language publications are also available.

Outreach Programs
Compiled by the American Diabetes Association, this site provides information for nation-wide and local diabetes outreach programs. Contact information for local program is organized by state and can be found by entering a zip code. State-specific pages link to local support groups, ADA recognized education programs, and screening services.

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Gloria Palmisano, Project Manager
REACH Detroit Partnership
5635 W. Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48209
Telephone: 313-849-3920
Fax: 313-849-0824
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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) is the coordinating agency for the project.
Last updated on 4/4/2018
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