Helpful Resources: Diabetes

Tennessee is ranked 3rd in the nation for obesity and 5th in the nation for diabetes. Among the age group of 45-65 years of age, Tennessee is #1. On this page are some resources available to help you learn more about diabetes and related issues.


Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Medical Library - English & Spanish Diabetes Education Tutorials
Click here to access diabetes education tutorial codes for use on the tutorial website:
U.S. National Library of Medicine - Multicultural Health Information


American Diabetes Association
1701 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
1-800-DIABETES (342-2383)

American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
1-800-AHA-USA-1 (242-8721)

1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617
1-888-4AL-ANON (425-2666)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 459
New York, NY 10163
1-800-ALCOHOL (252-6456)

American Amputee Foundation
P.O. Box 250218
Hillcrest Station
Little Rock, AR 72225

American Association of Diabetes Educators
100 West Monroe
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603
1-800-TEAMUP4 (832-6874)

American Dietetic Association
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers
417 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092

International Diabetic Athletes Association
P.O. Box 1935
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-4001
1-800-533-CURE (2873)

Get Fit Tennessee

Medic Alert Foundation
2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382

National Federation of the Blind
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230



Diabetes Forecast
Monthly magazine on living better with diabetes.
Contact American Diabetes Association.

"Food Exchange Lists for Meal Planning"
Food lists to help with meal planning.
Contact American Diabetes Association or American Dietetic Association.

"Carbohydrate Counting" series
Level one - "Getting Started"
Level two - "Moving On"
Level three - "Intensive Diabetes Management"
Food lists based on carbohydrates for meal planning and insulin adjustment - sample packet.
Contact American Diabetes Association or American Dietetic Association.

"Month of Meals" series
"Month of Meals 1"
"Month of Meals 2"
"Month of Meals 3"
"Month of Meals 4"
"Month of Meals 5"
Each volume has 28 days of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Counts calories and exchanges for you.
Contact American Diabetes Association.

"Pocket Supermarket Guide"
Nutrition information and guidance for today's confusing supermarket choices.
Contact American Dietetic Association.

"Fast Food Facts
Complete nutrition information on over 33 famous chain restaurants.
Contact American Dietic Association.

"101 Tips for Improving Your Blood Sugar"
Information to help manage diabetes economically.
Contact American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes Health
A monthly newspaper filled with up-to-date diabetes information.
3715 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-387-4002 or 800-234-1218

Diabetes Self-Management
A bi-monthly magazine filled with practical hints and diabetes news.
R.A. Rappaport Publishing, Inc.
150 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

A quarterly magazine on diabetes research and type 1 diabetes.
432 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016

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Contact Information

Saint Thomas Midtown Diabetes Center
Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing
2000 Murphy Ave, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
615-284-2800 (local phone)
1-800-400-5800 (toll free)
615-284-4285 (fax)

Saint Thomas Rutherford Diabetes Center
1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 308
(Murfreesboro Medical Center Building)
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Saint Thomas West Center for Diabetes
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205