Diabetes Resources Online

I referred briefly in my last posting to the fact that I was diagnosed recently with Type 1 diabetes. Initially it was thought I had Type 2, but this is usual in later life or linked to an unhealthy lifestyle and/or obesity, and I’m in pretty good shape.

Type 1 means insulin dependency, Type 2 can be managed for the most part with other drugs and a change in lifestyle. My sister has been insulin dependent since the age of 7, so it didn’t come as a big surprise to me, but took a bit of getting used to. Now that it has settled down a bit, I’ve felt better than I have in years and am in what is known as the honeymoon period, where my insulin dependency is small because my body is still producing some. This could change in 2 weeks, 2 months, or 2 years.

I’ve been looking around for some online resources to make my life easier, and here’s what I’ve found so far:

Organisations:

Software:

  • On-line Diabetes Resources (at mendosa.com) – an exhaustive list, and even though much of the software is out of date there should be something for everyone.
  • SUGARpoint – this is the service I use. I upload data such as blood glucose levels, insulin doses, and so on. I can then get back nice tabular data and charts for personal records or to bring along to my doctor.

Blogs:

If you are diabetic and use any other resources, I’d love to hear about them here..

3 thoughts on “Diabetes Resources Online

  1. I cover the latest news on diabetes, focussed on cure related news in my diabetes blog (linked with my name). Initially I used a category of my Simple Thoughts blog for diabetes related news (as you noted in your post), but that was soon becoming unmanageable so I started the diabetes blog.

    I hope all of us get to see the day when diabetes can finally be cured. Bush’s veto turned the clock back on diabetes research too.

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