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RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

 

Local Organizations

American Diabetes Association
Contact: Amanda Sample
asample@diabetes.org 
Assists schools with the School Walk for Diabetes program in McLennan County

 

Central Texas Health Care System
(Limited to eligible veterans)
4800 Memorial Drive, Waco, TX, 76711
800-423-2111 ext. 40433 or 254-297-3406
Fax: 1-254-297-5314
Contact: Nancy McKinneyVerona Andrews
ADA Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
Pre(vent) Diabetes Program

 

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
801 Austin Ave, Suite 710, Waco, TX 76701
1-800-687-7044
Contact: jonathan.mize@dars.state.tx.us 
Diabetes and eye Health literature and presentations

 

Diabetes and Endocrine Center
333 Londonderry Dr # 100, Waco, TX 76712
(254) 751-9777
www.dectx.com
Offers Diabetes self-management education

 

Helpings (Food Stamp and Nutrition Program)
300 S. 15th St,
Waco, TX 76701
254-753-3545
foodoutreach@grandecom.net
Contact: Esther Morales

 

Hillcrest Hospital
3000 Herring Ave, P.O. Box 5100, Waco, TX 76708-0100
Contact: Camela Mojica
Offers in-patient and out-patient education

 

Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Nutrition Services, Outpatient Dietitian
3000 Herring Ave, P.O. Box 5100, Waco, TX 76708
Office: 254-202-8938, Fax: 254-202-8598 
Provide medical nutrition therapy for diabetes as well as other nutrition related conditions.
Appointments may be scheduled by individual or by referral from provider.

 

Private Instruction
Nancy McKinney, MSN, RN, CDE
254-297-3406 or 254-776-3480
E-mail: npmrncde@yahoo.com
(Personal Information for private individual or group instruction)

 

Providence Hospital
6901 Medical Parkway,
Waco, TX 76712
254-751-4257
Contact : Nancy Lewis, R.N.

Offers in-patient diabetes education and Diabetes Support Group held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6-7PM in classrooms at Providence. Free to all. NO preregistration needed. Participant and supporter of Do Well Be Well with Diabetes classes.

 

Texas AgriLife Extension Service
420 N. 6th St, Waco, TX 76701
254-757-5180
Contact: Jessica Kaczyk
Offers Diabetes self-management courses (Do Well Be Well with Diabetes) in partnership with in partnership with Providence, Hillcrest, Diabetes & Endocrine Center, WRS, Getterman, Baylor, VA, and others 
Cooking classes (Cooking Well with Diabetes)

 

Waco-McLennan Public Health District Diabetes Program
225 W. Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76708
(254)-750-5631 (off)
(254)-750-5405 (fax)
Contact: Ashley Williams
ashleyw@ci.waco.tx.us

Offers Diabetes self-management courses in English and Spanish (Do Well Be Well with Diabetes, DEEP) in partnership with Providence, Hillcrest, Diabetes & Endocrine Center, WRS, Getterman, Baylor, VA, and others Cooking classes in English and Spanish (Cooking Well with Diabetes, Healthy Lifestyles)
Physical activity (Summer camps for kids, Aerobics, Walking groups)
Resources for Healthcare providers (Diabetes toolkit, Pediatric obesity toolkit, algorithms, and referral services)
Individual and group diabetes guidance

 

Statewide Organizations

Children's Health Insurance Program in Texas (CHIP)/Children's Medicaid
1-800-647-6558, 1-877-543-7669
fax: 1-877-542-5951
http://www.chipmedicaid.org
Families can apply for CHIP using a toll-free phone number or a mail application.

 

Medicaid
Texas Department of Human Services
Statewide: 1-800-252-8263
http://www:hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/index.html
Information on Medicaid eligibility and coverage.

 

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN, formerly CIDC)
Phones: 1-800-252-8023, or 1-800-422-2956 (Family Health Services)
Fax: 512-458-7417
www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn
Children with Special Health Care Needs (formerly CIDC) provides state-funded assistance for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes for services not covered by Medicaid, CHIP, private insurance or third party payors.

 

Texas Diabetes Program/Council
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756
(512) 458-7490, 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7490
http://www.texasdiabetescouncil.org

The Texas Diabetes Council was established by the Texas Legislature in 1983. The Council works with private and public organizations to promote diabetes prevention and awareness of quality care. They develop, implement and monitor a state plan for diabetes control. Free educational materials are available .

 

Texas Department of State Health Services Audiovisual Library
1100 West 49th Street, Mail Code 1975
Austin, TX 78756-3199
1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260

TDD: 512-458-7708
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/avlib/default.shtm

Offers free loan of audiovisual materials to Texas residents on a number of health and safety topics.

 

HHSC (Health and Human Services Commission) Office of the Ombudsman
1-877-787-8999
Fax: 512-491-1067
TDD Hotline 888-425-6889 or 512-438-3087 ( not toll free )
The Office of the Ombudsman was created to assist the public with health and human services-related complaints or issues.

 

Camps

ADA Diabetes Camps
http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/diabetescamps.jsp
Each summer, there are day camps and 1- to 3-week camping sessions for children with type 1 diabetes. Tuition assistance is available based on financial need.

 

Texas Lions Camp
P.O. Box 247
Kerrville, Texas 78029-0247
1-830- 896-8500

 

Camp serves children, ages 7-17, who use insulin.

 

Texas Children's Hospital Diabetes Summer Camp
Corpus Christi, TX
Contact: Patsy Reyes at 1-361-694-5434

 

National Organizations

American Association of Diabetes Educators
100 West Monroe, 4th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
1-800-338-3633
1-800-832-6874 for diabetes educators in your area
http://www.aadenet.org

 

American Diabetes Association
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
1-800-342-2383 (DIABETES)
1-800-232-6733 (ADA ORDER) to order publications
http://www.diabetes.org

 

American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
1-800-877-1600

Consumer Nutrition Hotline:
1-800-366-1655 (Spanish speaker available); has a list of registered dietitian in your area
http://www.eatright.org

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Diabetes Translation

4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K-10
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717

1-800-232-4636
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
1-877-CDC-DIAB (232-3422)

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes

 

Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
617-732-2400
www.joslin.org

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
120 Wall St., 19th Floor
New York, New York 10005-4001
1-800-533-2873 (JDF-CURE)
http://www.jdf.org
email: info@jdrf.org

 

Medic Alert Foundation International
2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, California 95382
1-800-ID-ALERT (432-5378), or 1-888-633-4298

http://www.medicalert.org
For medical information jewelry and national registry service.

 

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation
5151 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Suite 420
Washington, D.C. 20016

 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
1 Information Way
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-3560
(301) 654-3327
1-800-860-8747
ndic@info.niddk.nih.gov
http://www.niddk.nih.gov

 

National Diabetes Education Program
One Diabetes Way
Bethesda, MD 20814-9692
1-800-438-5383
http://www.ndep.nih.gov

Publications and Audiovisual Resources

American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, and the other organizations listed above have educational publications and audiovisual materials available, some at no cost. The list of other materials is only a sampling of diabetes education materials. The public library, local health department, local hospital and heart association are also sources for information.

 

Books and Brochures

Texas Diabetes Program/Council
Texas Department of State Health Services

1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756
(512)458-7490

Offers more than 20 free publications, English and Spanish, in easy-to-read formats. For example, Food for Life: Living Well with Diabetes is a booklet describing healthy eating habits and dietary choices.
www.texasdiabetescouncil.org

 

United States Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Information Center

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
1-800-687-2258

Food Guide Pyramid Copyright free materials that can be downloaded from Internet
Weight-control Information Network

 

National Institute for Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
1 WIN Way
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-3665
1-800-WIN-8098; (301) 984-7378

email: win@info.niddk.nih.gov


Patient Magazines/Print

Diabetes Digest
5 South Myrtle Ave.
Spring Valley, NY 10977
845-426-7612
fax: 845-426-7512

 

Diabetes Forecast
http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-forecast.jsp

 

Diabetes Health

6 School St.
Suite 160
Fairfax, CA 94930
1-800-234-1218
fax: 415-258-2822
www.diabeteshealth.com

 

Diabetes Interview (monthly)

P.O. Box 668
Fairfax, CA 94978-0668
1-800-488-8468
Fax 1-800-559-0031

 

Diabetes Self-Management
P.O. Box 51125
Boulder, CO 80323-1125

 

Diabetes Wellness Letter
DRWF, P.O. 231
Shrub Oak, NY 10588

 

Practical Diabetology
150 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

 

Voice of the Diabetic
Free upon Request
811 Cherry Street, Ste. 309
Columbia, MO 65201-4892

 

Patient Magazines/Online

Children with Diabetes
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
Helps kids with diabetes and their families learn about diabetes, meet people with diabetes, and help others with diabetes.

 

Diabetic Gourmet
www.diabeticgourmet.com
Online magazine dedicated to healthy eating, diabetes, and diabetes-related health issues, with news, recipes, articles, forums, tools, and more.

 

Diabetic Lifestyle Online Magazine
www.diabetic-lifestyle.com
Includes recipes, menus, medical updates, and practical information on managing diabetes on a daily basis.

 

Online Resources/Chat Rooms

Diabetic-Lifestyle Just for Kids
www.diabetic-lifestyle.com/forkids.htm

 

Children with DIABETES
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

 

Diabetes Chat
www.diabetesCHAT.net
Must be 18 years old to participate

 

Medication Assistance
& Information

Abbot Diabetes Patient Assistance Program
866-224-8887
www.abbottdiabetescare.com

 

American Diabetes Supply, Inc.
1-800-453-9033, ext. 611
www.americandiabetessupply.com

 

B-Scientific Diabetes Centre
800-544-5969
877-505-5545 (fax)
www.bscientific.com
Serves Medicaid, CHIP, CSHCN, & commercial enrollees

 

Care Entree
972-522-2000
www.careentree.com

 

Cost Containment Research Institute
202-318-0770
4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 106-222
Washington, DC 20016

www.institutedc.org


Free Drug Card
www.freedrugcard.us

 

Free Medicine Foundation
573-996-3333
www.freemedicinefoundation.com/index.html

 

Free Medicine Program
800-921-0072
www.freemedicineprogram.com

 

FREEDOMED
1-888-722-7556
www.freedomed.com

 

The Health and Wellness Education Center
205-652-6557
tydebra3@aol.com

 

HealthCove
800-796-5558
www.healthcove.com

 

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
800-633-4227
www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Shared/Static/Resources.asp

 

The Medicine Program
866-694-3893
www.themedicineprogram.com

 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/financialhelp/index.htm

 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
800-860-8747
Publication:Financial Help for Diabetes Care

 

NeedyMeds
www.needymeds.com

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
1-888-477-2669
www.pparx.org

 

Pfizer
866-776-3700
www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com
2 programs: Connection to Care, & "Pfizer Pfriends” not age-mandated
Note: Cannot have insurance to quality for this program

 

RxAssist
www.rxassist.org

 

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
www.ncsl.org/programs/health/drugaid.htm

 

Together RX
1-800-865-7211

 

Veterans Prescription Service
877-222-8387
www.va.gov/healtheligibility

 

Eye Care Assistance

Eye Care America
655 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94109-1336
1-800-222-3937
www.eyecareamerica.org

Note: Also provides assistance with medications

 

Blindness Education, Screening, and Treatment (BEST) Program
Division for Blind Services
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
1-800-628-5115

http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/best/
DBSinfo@dars.state.tx.us

 

Advocacy

Advocacy, Inc.
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd., #171-E
Austin, TX 78757-1024
1-800-252-9108

 

Patient Advocate Foundation
800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org

 

Children's Resources

Marathon Kids
www.marathonkids/com/site/

 

Shriners Hospitals
800-237-5055


Texas Children's Hospital
832-822-3670
www.texaschildrenshospital.org/CareCenter/Diabetes

 

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control
Division of Diabetes Translation
www.cdc.gov

 

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov

 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
www.niddk.nih.gov

 

General Information

Maternal and Child Health Library
www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_diabetes.html

 

 

Language Translation

CDC's Take Charge of Your Diabetes is available in 9 languages. For translations, access the following link:
http://www.hawaii.gov/health/family-child-health/chronic-disease/diabetes/resourcesandtools.html

 

Pump Training

Animas: Animas Pump Company1-877-937-7867

 

Minimed: Medtronics 1-800-999-9859

 

Cosmo Pump: Deltec 1-800-544-4734

 

Primary Care Service Sites

Texas Association of Community Health Centers
www.tachc.org

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
http://ask.hrsa.gove/pc/

 

Support Services

Family Support Network
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/fsn/

 

Insurance Information

Health Insurance Consumer Guides
www.heatlhinsuranceinfo.net

 

Insure Kids Now!
877-543-7669
www.insurekidsnow.gov

 

Medicaid
1-877-267-2323

 

State Children's Health Insurance Program
1-877-543-7669
www.cms.hhs.gov/home/schip.asp

 

The Texas Department of Insurance
333 Guadalupe

Austin 78701 or
P.O. Box 149104
Austin 78714-9104
800-578-4677 (in Texas) ,512-463-6169

Consumer Helpline 1-800-252-3439, 463-6515 in Austin
www.tdi.state.tx.us

 

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