Where can people with diabetes get help and more information?

South Carolina Resources

American Diabetes Association
To find out about diabetes education programs and events in South Carolina, select Community, Workplace & Local Events. from the menu on the left. Then look for What's Happening Locally. Links to descriptions about community-based programs and national campaigns are also in this section.
Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina
(International Medical Publishing, Inc.)
Joslin Diabetes Center
National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina
Project Sugar
(Medical University of South Carolina)
The Sea Islands African American Registry Project is a program operated by the Medical University of South Carolina. It is a research project that offers free diabetes exams and compensation to people who qualify. There are two studies with different requirements. To find out if you qualify, go to the Page Directory on the left and select Study Participants for the first study and GENNID for the second study.
South Carolina Primary Health Care Association
Scroll to Find a Health Center Near You from the menu on the left. Then click Click here to find a health center. These are "community owned and operated, not for profit corporations that provide services to medically underserved areas, primarily in communities with few or no primary care providers." Services include preventive and primary care, labs and x-rays, family planning, well child and immunizations, and other. Services vary at each health center.
The Free Medical Clinic, Inc
(A United Way Agency)
This clinic serves Midlands residents who cannot receive medical care coverage through a government assisted program and who do not have private coverage. They must verify that their annual family income does not exceed by more than a small percentage over the Federal Poverty Guidelines.


Diabetes Screening
(Medicare: Department of Health and Human Services)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created this site. It helps citizens understand what financial assistance is available for diabetes health care through the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Medicaid is a jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. It covers approximately 36 million individuals including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services manages the Medicaid program for South Carolina residents.
Financial Help for Diabetes Care
(National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease)
This is a National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse publication. It explains how to get financial assistance for diabetes related health care.

National Organizations, Associations and Programs

Diabetes Public Health Resource
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
National Diabetes Education Program
(National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
(National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Search the Online Catalogs of Your Public Library

South Carolina State Library - SC Public Libraries Directory

Books, Magazines, and Forums Online

The Diabetes Dictionary
(National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
Take Charge of Your Diabetes
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Read the book, Take Charge of Your Diabetes. 2nd edition. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1997.
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Diabetes Care
(American Diabetes Association)
Diabetes Care, a journal for health care professionals.
Diabetes Forecast
(American Diabetes Association)
Diabetes Forecast, the health and wellness magazine of the American Diabetes Association. Select Read Diabetes Forecast from the right side of the ADA home page.
Diabetic Gourmet Magazine
(Gourmet Connection)
Look up a recipe or read news and articles in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, "dedicated to diabetic dining and healthy living." Use the search box on the right or select Diabetic Recipe Archive from the list on the left.
Diabetes Digest
(H. Crimson, Inc.)
Diabetes Self-Management
(A. Rapaport Publishing, Inc.)
Diabetes Self-Management, a magazine for people with diabetes who want to know more about controlling and managing their diabetes.

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Written by: Barbara Carlson, M.L.S.
Last Modified: Monday February 10, 2020 12:16 PM