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Diabetes Prevention & Management

From starting healthy eating and exercise habits to seeking the right treatment and care, there are great informational resources available through the library and free on the web gathered here for you.

Resources from OhioHealth

OhioHealth Wellness Blog – The OhioHealth Blog has a vast amount of information for improving health including informative posts on nutrition, fitness, recipes and diabetes management.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support programs at OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals  Our personalized diabetes management program can help you achieve your best level of health and maintain an active lifestyle. We provide the most current information and resources for self-management of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. For more information, call (419) 520.2550.

ADA Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test – Take this assessment to see if you qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program at OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals. For more information, call (419) 520.2550.

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

NIH.gov : Preventing Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetes can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and eye and foot problems. Prediabetes also can cause health problems. The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented. Read more from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

CDC : Prevent Type 2 Diabetes -Yes! You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with proven, achievable lifestyle changes even if you’re at high risk.

ADA : Diabetes Prevention – If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, know that small changes to your lifestyle will lower your risk. Your doctor will help you create a plan and set goals that work for you

Managing Diabetes

CDC.gov: Living with Diabetes – Get education and support, guidance on eating well, information for managing sick days and more.

American Heart Association: Living Healthy with Diabetes – Adopting a healthy lifestyle can help you manage your diabetes. It may also improve your critical health numbers, including weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol.

Online Resources

Library Research Resources
Consumer Health Complete – Information fact sheets and pamphlets on many diseases and disorders, as well as videos, medical dictionaries, drug information, diagrams and images, and much more.

EBSCO (AHFS Consumer Medication, Alt. Health Watch, Medline, HealthSource, Nursing/Academic Edition) – This resource allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including Medline, Alt. Health Watch, AHFS Consumer Medication, HealthSource, and Nursing/Academic Edition.

Health and Wellness Resource – Offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This consumer health resource provides information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Other Online Resources
Richland County Prediabetes & Diabetes Resources 2020 – Important local resources compiled by The Richland County Diabetes Coalition.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Diabetes – Find the latest information on diabetes including type 2 prevention, healthy eating guidance, state local and national programs, data and statistics, recommended resources and publications, and more.

American Diabetes Association – Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed, have been fighting against type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a while or are helping a loved one, American Diabetes Association provides the resources and information you need to gain a deeper understanding of how you can live a healthier life—with all the tools, health tips and food ideas you need.  

Print Resources: Books

Search Starters: click on a topic to find books in the library catalog

Diabetes — Popular works.

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes — Recipes.

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library subject guides are assembled by our reference team. Please contact the reference department at 419.521.3110 if you would like more help with this subject.
Last updated 1/22/2021

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