According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionopens a new window, almost 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The estimated health care cost to the nation adds up to a whopping 245 billion in medical care costs, and lost work and wages.
For the most up-to-date medical information online, be sure to visit Medline Plusopens a new window. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for consumer health. The website offers free, reliable, and easy-to-understand information on over 900 health topics, including diabetes. The American Diabetes Associationopens a new window provides information to help you learn more about diabetes, including identifying risk factors and making life-style modifications.
The library also has many books to help you learn more about diabetesopens a new window. Check out some of our top picks.