Any good comprehensive websites for diabetes and management of diabetes?

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Joan123
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   Posted 4/9/2010 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I am looking for a good website that is comprehensive that would be good for answering any questions I may have or as a reference. I am recently diagnosed..well, diagnosed again. The first time was during a time I was having surgeries and radiation for thyroid cancer. When I got that straightened out, the doctor decided I was not diabetic and it was just my body reacting to body stress, thyroid levels, etc... Now once again, I am going through some significant health issues and will be having surgery in a couple of weeks. A month ago, before I started getting bad, my A1c was 5.8. Now a month later (after my health issues became a crisis level and after the start of a hormone medication) my A1c is 7.9 and I am running between 300-400. My fasting was also in this range. So, the doctor put me on Lantus and after the first injection, I felt unbelievably good. So that brings me to my search for a website. I want a site that seems legit and is comprehensive for my own information as questions arise. I refuse to go to diabetic education classes for a couple of reasons; therefore, I ask this question.
Joan


LanieG
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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry for your recent problems, Joan.  I don't know of other websites that you think would be comprehensive.  You would have to visit some that you Google and see for yourself how they are.  I hope you can find some information and help here on HealingWell.  If you post some particular questions, some of our members may be able to help you with their own experiences.  Good luck.
Lanie
 
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TVEditor
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   Posted 4/9/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
As Lanie said, there are no sites that are comprehensive -- you kind of have to average out the information presented and work out for yourself what applies or doesn't apply to your own situation, at least, that's what I've found. Googling 'diabetes' will give you lots of results but you will find mostly generic and repeated information. Here's a few that I frequent:

Canadian Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.ca/

American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/

Mayo Clinic:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes/DS01121

These sites, as I say, provide pretty generic info and even border on commercialism (the C.D.A. seems to like to push One-Touch meters and Becel margerine ;-) but they're a start.

The forum you're in right now is a great source of personal experiences with the disease, daily life, medications, etc. Do as Lanie says and post some specific questions. I'll bet someone can help :-)

P.S  Sorry but you'll have to copy/paste the links ... my browser doesn't like me tonight.  

Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 4/9/2010 6:54:21 PM (GMT-6)


Joan123
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   Posted 4/10/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you.
Joan

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