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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)

Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program
2101 East Jefferson Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 227-8364
Division of Information and Publications

The Agency supports grant and contract research on the relationship between the use of medical services and procedures and patient outcomes.

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

444 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1240
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-2233 or 1-800-338-3633

The AADE is a multidisciplinary organization, with state and regional chapters, for health professionals involved in diabetes education. It sponsors continuing education programs on both beginning and advanced levels and a certification program for diabetes educators, and provides grants, scholarships, and awards for educational research and teaching activities. The AADE publishes a monthly journal, curriculum guides, consensus statements, self-study programs, and other resources for diabetes educators.

American Diabetes Association National Service Center

1660 Duke Street
P.O. Box 25757
Alexandria, VA 22313
(703) 549-1500 or 1-800-232-3472

A private, voluntary organization that fosters public awareness of diabetes and supports and promotes diabetes research. It publishes information on many aspects of diabetes, and local affiliates sponsor community programs. Local affiliates can be found in the telephone directory or through the national office.

American Dietetic Association

430 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 822-0330

A professional organization that can help someone find a nutritionist in the community.

American Heart Association

7320 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231

A private, voluntary organization that has literature on heart disease and how to prevent it. Contact the local affiliate of the American Heart Association listed in telephone directories.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
1600 Clifton Road
The Rodes Building MS K-13
Atlanta, GA 30333
Technical Information Services Branch (404) 488-5080

The CDC is an agency of the Federal Government that has information on the surveillance al prevention of diabetes for health care professionals and people with diabetes.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International

120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-4001
(212) 785-9500
(800) JDF-CURE
Fax: (212) 785-9595

A private, voluntary organization with an interest in type I or insulin-dependent diabetes. Local affiliates are found across the country. It also has information on noninsulin-dependent diabetes.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

1 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3560

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse has a variety of publications for distribution to the public and to health professionals. The clearinghouse is a program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a component of the National Institutes of Health, leading the Federal Government's research on diabetes.

National Eye Health Education Program

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Box 20/20
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5248

Information about how diabetes affects the eyes is available from the National Eye Institute, a component of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Building 31, Room 4A21
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-4236

Information on heart disease is available from this component of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health.

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