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Health Care Professional Resources

Educational Tools and Support Services for Your Clients  

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) - A multidisciplinary professional membership organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating successful self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related conditions.
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) - ADA is the nation's leading 501(c)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy. Included on this site is Professional Resources Online, which is a library of online resources to find quick answers to clinical questions.
  • American Dietetic Association - The American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) - JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes.  It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
  • National Federation of the Blind - The largest most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The organization improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
  • National Institute for Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases - The Institute conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
  • National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) - NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications. Health professional can find tools and resources along with patient education materials.
  • National Kidney Foundation, Inc. - A major voluntary health organization that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
  • National Lipid Education Council - An educational resource on global risk reduction.
  • National Medical Association (NMA) - The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. The mission is carried out by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and as a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities, and promotion of optimal health.

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  • Application for Insulin and Township Claim - A form for Indiana residents who are in need of insulin and who are financially unable to purchase it.  To be completed by the physician and local county health officer. - Document
  • Confidential Report of Blindness or Visual Impairment State Form - Effective January 1, 1992, the Indiana State Department of Health has been mandated by the legislature to maintain a registry of blind/visually impaired individuals in the state of Indiana. The purpose of the registry is to maintain a list of blind/visually impaired individuals so that these individuals can be made aware of and be put in touch with the various services that are available. - Document


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