Diabetes Information Page

In early 1994 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My doctor prescribed diet and medication to control my blood sugar levels. At that time anyone who had a blood sugar reading greater than 180 mg/dl was considered to be a diabetic. Last year the cut-off number was reduced to 126 mg/dl.

Over the years I have accumulated a large collection of material on diabetes and its related conditions. Most of this has been sitting in a drawer. Perhaps it is time I shared this information with others, those that have diabetes, those that don't, and who don't know whether they do or do not.

Diabetes is relatively easy to control if treated properly, and dangerous if not fatal if ignored.

What follows is a collection of links to documents containing some basic information on Diabetes and its related conditions

Service Agencies
Sources for Tapes or Reading Material
American Council for the Blind
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 424-8666
National Library Service for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped

Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washngton, DC 20542
(202) 287-5100
LIONS Club INternational
300 Twenty-Second Street
Oakbrook, IL 60570
(708) 415-2352
Braille Exchange Lists
Braille Instituite
741 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(213) 633-1111
National Eye Institute
Information Office
Building 31, Room 6A32
Bethesda, MD 20205
(301) 496-5248
American Printing house for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville KY 40206
(502) 895-2405
National Federation of the Blind
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314
Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-8111
National Society to Prevent Blindness, Inc.
79 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 980-2020

Last updated June 3, 2002