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Type 2 Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus)

Internet Resources

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading not-for-profit healthorganization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities.

MedlinePlus: Diabetes
Developed by the National Library of Medicine specifically for consumers, this site is a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information targeting the lay public.


Reference Books

  • American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes. 2006.

The following references are available in print in the Health Learning Center or electronically at http://www.nmh.org/nm/health library virtual library

  • Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior. Anderson NB, ed. 2004.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health: Infancy through Adolescence. Krapp K., ed. 2006.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Longe JL, ed. 2006.


  • Diabetes Rising: how a rare disease became a modern pandemic. Hurley D. 2010.
  • Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook. Colberg S. 2009.
  • Diabetes Demystified. Masharani U. 2008.
  • Every Woman’s Guide to Diabetes: What You Need to Know to Lower Your Risk and Beat the Odds. Eisenstat SA. 2007.
  • 10 Steps to Better Living with Diabetes.Kanzer-Lewis G. 2007.
  • 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes. Colberg R & Edelman S. 2007
  • Action Plan for Diabetes. Barnes DE. 2004.
  • Cheating Destiny: Living with Diabetes, America’s Biggest Epidemic. Hirsch JS. 2006.
  • PCOS Protection Plan: How to Cut Your Increased Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, and High Blood Pressure. Harris C. 2006.


  • All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook: The Whole Food Approach to Great Taste and Healthy Eating. Newgent J. 2007
  • Mix ’n match meals in minutes for people with diabetes. Gassenheimer L. 2007
  • Diabetes Menu Cookbook: Delicious Special-occasion Recipes. Scott-Goodman B. 2007
  • Complete Quick & Hearty Diabetic Cookbook: More than 200 Fast, Low-Fat Recipe with Old-Fashioned Good Taste. American Diabetes Association. 2007
  • The Diabetes Snack, Munch, Nibble, Nosh Book. Glick R. 2006
  • American Dietetic Association Guide to Eating Right When you Have Diabetes.Powers M. 2003
  • Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3. 2003


  • “Diabetes drug safety update.” Johns Hopkins Medical Letter, Health after 50. 22(4):1-2,7. May 2010
  • “Diabetes resources: navigating pregnancy.” Phillips Q. Diabetes Self-Management. 27(2):47-8. Mar.-Apr. 2010
  • “Inside diabetes.” Gebel E. Diabetes Forecast. 63(4):36-7. Apr. 2010.
  • “Exercise prescription for diabetes.” Harvard Heart Letter. 20(3):2. Nov. 2009.
  • “Type 2 diabetes. Are we closer to knowing "why"?” Diabetes Self-Management. Clark W. 25(4):65-6, 68, 2008 Jul-Aug.
  • “Role of Obesity in Complicating and Confusing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes in Children.” Pediatrics. 121(2):361-8. Jones KL. February 2008.
  • “Diabetes and Depression: A Twin Threat to Women’s Hearts.” Diabetes Forecast. 60(6):59–60. Wagner JA. May 2007.
  • “Diabetes Basics: Getting a Routine Checkup.” Diabetes Self-Management. 24(1):52ff. January–February 2007.


  • Basic Skills for Controlling Diabetes. 10 minutes.
  • Diabetes and Heart Disease. 10 minutes.
  • Diabetes and Nutrition. 10 minutes.
  • Injecting Insulin. 15 minutes.
  • Introduction to Carbohydrate Counting. 13 minutes.
  • Monitoring Your Blood Sugar. 30 minutes.
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes? 15 minutes.

Nota: Tenemos videos en español.

Models and Charts

  • Understanding Diabetes (Chart)
  • Pancreas Model


The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Between 8:30 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Eastern time, you can call the American Diabetes Association at 1.800.DIABETES (1-800-342-2383.) You can also e-mail at AskADA@diabetes.org. Be sure to include your name and address for fastest service.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center at 312-926-5465, or e-mail us at HLC@nmh.org.

Last UpdateOctober 29, 2012