Links

Note:  All links are to external sites.  The NGSP is not responsible for the content of web pages on these sites.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Information about diabetes-related and other laboratory testing for laboratory professionals.

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
General information about diabetes as well as AADE activities and educational campaigns for healthcare providers and the general public.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Information regarding diabetes and other endocrine disorders for patients and healthcare professionals.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
The official ADA site contains much information for both patients and professionals regarding diabetes testing, management, research and legislation.  Also contains numerous useful links, including links to ADA publications (Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Care, Diabetes).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Page
Facts about diabetes, answers to frequently-asked questions about diabetes and information regarding CDC initiatives relating to diabetes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Laboratory Standards: Diabetes
"CDC's Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) has established a special program to standardize and improve the laboratory tests used to predict, diagnose, and monitor diabetes and its complications."

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
The mission of the CLSI is "to develop best practices in clinical and laboratory testing and promote their use throughout the world, using a consensus-driven process that balances the viewpoints of industry, government, and the health care professions".

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
CAP provides laboratory quality improvement programs and external quality assessment for laboratory testing in the U.S.

European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
"The aims of the Association are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, the rapid diffusion of acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application."

George Washington University Biostatistics Center DCCT page
Summary of the findings of the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and links to detailed information about the DCCT.

IFCC Working Group on HbA1c Standardization
Information regarding the International Federation of Clincal Chemistry HbA1c reference system for HbA1c and activities of the working group and laboratory network.

International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
Global alliance of diabetes associations who have come together to enhance the lives of people with diabetes.

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
Information about the history, structure and activities of the IFCC.  The IFCC also has a e-journal containing articles on a wide range of topics relating to laboratory medicine which is updated frequently.

International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) 
Guidelines and recommendations for the clinical management of diabetes as well as reports on educational and other activities.

Joslin Diabetes Center
News and information about diabetes management and research.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
International organization dedicated to promoting diabetes research.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health
Comprehensive site with information about diabetes and related disorders for patients and healthcare providers.  Extensive information about the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT).

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
The NDEP is a federally sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and ultimately to prevent the onset of diabetes.  The NDEP is sponsored jointly by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
A service of the NIDDK whose mission is "to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public".

NCQA
NCQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “to improve the quality of health care delivered to people everywhere”.   A1C is one of the measures used by NCQA to assess the quality of diabetes care provided by health plans.

United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Schemes (UKNEQAS) Glycated Haemoglobins Page
The UKNEQAS provides external quality assessment for laboratory testing in the UK.

United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)
Publications and general information relating to this landmark 20-year study of patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Veterans Health Administration Diabetes Program
VHA directives and clinical guidelines for diabetes management as well as information for veterans with diabetes.

World Health Organization (WHO) Diabetes Programme
"The overall goal of the Diabetes Unit is to improve health through stimulating and supporting the adoption of effective measures for the surveillance, prevention and control of diabetes and its complications, particularly in low- and middle-income countries."