Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November: National Diabetes Month

Here in South Louisiana, we know the dangers of diabetes. Good food in lagniappe quantities and heat indexes that drive any sane person inside contribute to the prevalence of the disease and the lifestyle that can lead to it. Because it is a manageable disease, many people forget that diabetes can lead to amputation, blindness, heart disease, nerve damage and even death. So below are some links about preventing and managing diabetes.

Preventing Diabetes

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

American Diabetes Association: Preventing Diabetes

Mayo Clinic's Diabetes Prevention: Five Steps for Taking Control

National Institutes of Health's Diabetes Prevention Program

Detection and Management

Centers for Disease Control: Frequently Asked Diabetes Questions

National Diabetes Education Program: I Have Diabetes

NIH: Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

Centers for Disease Control: Diabetes Prevention and Control

Diabetic Cooking Magazine: Diabetic Recipe Finder

EndocrineWeb's Diabetes Information Center

What Does the Library Have?

Catalog Search: "Diabetes"

Catalog Search: "Diabetic Cooking"

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