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Introduction



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Site indexes

Galaxy: Diabetes
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.


Sites with general resources

United States National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
A divsion of the U. S. National Instutes of Health that deals with diabetes and related diseases. It operates the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). The site provides access to a large amount of pertinent information.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
The NDEP site provides information on many topics related to diabetes, including causes, prevention, treatment, and complications of the disease. It also provides access to informational publications and a directory of other resources.
National Diabetes Education Program
"The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state, and local levels, working together to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes." The site contains information for the general public on prevention and treatment of diabetes.
MedlinePlus: Diabetes
Links to various kinds of information, from MedlinePlus
CDC Diabetes Public Health Resource
Large compilation of information on diabetes from many sources, including frequently-asked questions and answers, and external links. Provided by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes Information
A page with information on some topics on diabetes, provided by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.
Diabetes Roundtable
"An online resource for physicians who want the most reliable and up-to-date diabetes information." Although intended for physicians, the site contains useful information such as news and external links.
American Diabetes Association
"The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy." The site provides many kinds of information on diabetes, including research, prevention, and general overview.


Surveys, overviews, tutorials

Diabetes
Article from Wikipedia.
Diabetes
A ScienceWeek "symposium" consisting of excerpts and summaries of articles from various sources.
Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics
Helpful information about the nature, symptoms, and avoidance of developing diabetes from a November 2006 press release.
Diabetes
Brief overview of facts about diabetes, from the BBC.
Do Contaminants Play a Role in Diabetes?
July 2009 Scientific American article. "A study linking a pesticide in fish to diabetes adds to the growing chorus of studies suggesting that environmental contaminants may play a role in the widespread disease."
Special Report: Managing Diabetes
December 2007 Scientific American Body article that gives an overview of diabetes and strategies for managing it.
Putting Up with Self
December 2006 Scientific American Insights article, subtitled "Critics warned of bad experiments and false hope. But Denise Faustman seems to be right about a strategy to regrow insulin-making cells killed off in diabetes."
The Influence of Fat in Diabetes
February 2001 Scientific American news article.
Gene Therapy for Diabetes
November 2000 Scientific American news article.
New Gene for Type 2 Diabetes
September 2000 Scientific American news article.
A Diabetes Switch?
Brief June 1999 Scientific American news article, subtitled "Turning off a single gene protects mice against obesity and type II diabetes."
Protein May Tie Obesity to Diabetes
January 2001 news article in Science News, about the hormone resistin, secreted by fat cells, which may play a role in diabetes.
Vitamin E targets dangerous inflammation
November 2000 news article in Science News about use of vitamin E megadoses to reduce chronic, low-grade inflammation in people with diabetes.
Cell transplants combat diabetes in mice
March 2000 news article in Science News, about successful treatment of diabetes in mice, using cells grown from pancreatic tissue of helthy animals.


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

The Long Road to Beta Cells
Brian Vastag
Science News, December 15, 2007
Quest for type 1 diabetes cure inches forward.
Blood Sugar Fix
Nathan Seppa
Science News, August 16, 2003
Can novel drugs rescue insulin-making cells?
Inflammatory Ideas
Damaris Christensen
Science News, August 31, 2002, pp. 136-138
Evidence is accumulating that the immune system's reaction known as inflammation plays a role in the onset of type II diabetes.


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