Developed by the Iowa Diabetes Control Program of the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Diabetes Network
Funded Through Cooperative Agreement #U32/CCU713578-03-1 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Section 1 - General Information
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Programs identified on the Iowa map and referenced in the county specific sections of this directory were updated January 2000. For a current listing of recognized programs, call the ADA regional office at 800-678-4232 or visit the ADA recognition page at http://www.diabetes.org/for-health-professionals-and-scientists/recognition/edrecognition.jsp.
These recognized programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs and American Diabetes Association Review Criteria included in Section 1.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a variety of services to professionals, public and people with diabetes. This organization has many excellent resources for awareness and for disease management. The materials are in a variety of languages and for many cultures. The telephone number for ADA in Iowa is 515-276-2237 or 1-800-678-4232.
The ADA website also has a great many resources.
The ADA recognizes education programs that meet the quality standards developed by the program. To access a listing of programs in Iowa that have attained this status or for information on becoming recognized, directions are listed below.
Visit the website at www.diabetes.org, then click on "for health professionals". On the left side click on "recognition", then "education recognition program". Under that, you can click on "listing of recognition education programs". The programs are listed separately by state.
In the same area, you can click on instructions on how to apply for recognition and the program standards.
Section 2 - County-Specific Diabetes Resources
Each alphabetically listed county entry includes services, educational opportunities, and other resources available for diabetes awareness and management. Information was provided by local sources. Not all counties responded; in those counties, only statewide available data is listed.
Section 3 - Resources
Resources for Health Professionals and People with Diabetes
A variety of diabetes resources are available on the Internet. Patient and professional information on diabetes and its complications, chat rooms, and support groups can be found under “health and diabetes” through a variety of online services and search engines. Not all information found on the Internet is accurate or useful, be sure to verify information and warn patients to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their care.
Listing of ADA-recognized education programs, Association events, general background on diabetes, links to the home pages of Association affiliates, selected articles from Diabetes Forecast, book ordering information, selected text from the medical journal Diabetes Care, recipes, and more.
Listing of professional education meetings, bulletin boards for employment postings and available fellowships, links to related diabetes sites, and council announcements.
Listing of Association events, member services, publications, and continuing education.
Research updates, links to home pages of chapters, diabetes information, updates on governmental issues.
Information about activities and an educational section.
Current diabetes statistics, links to state diabetes control programs, information, and articles.
Listing of clinical trials and information on FDA drug approvals. See the section on endocrinology.
Online community for kids, families, and adults with Type 1 diabetes.
Access to diabetes literature at the NLM. You need to sign up and pay for an account.
Information about DCCT results, diabetic eye disease, statistics, questions to ask your doctor, and a directory of diabetes organizations.
Information about pharmaceutical manufacturers with special programs to assist people who can't afford to buy the drugs they need.
AllRecipes.com has joined hands with the Diabetes Forecast Magazine to provide delicious and healthy collection of diabetic friendly recipes and cooking tips.
Describes a prevention program developed at the Bureau of Primary Health Care that can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with diabetes.