Diabetic Resources

Local Organizations

American Diabetes Association
Contact: Amanda Sample 
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 McKinney Verona 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
Diabetes and eye Health literature and presentations

Diabetes and Endocrine Center

333 Londonderry Dr # 100, Waco, TX 76712
(254) 751-9777

Offers Diabetes self-management education

Helpings (Food Stamp and Nutrition Program)

300 S. 15th St,
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 753-3545
Contact: Esther Morales

Private Instruction

Nancy McKinney, MSN, RN, CDE
(254) 297-3406 or (254) 776-3480
(Personal Information for private individual or group instruction)

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
Families can apply for CHIP using a toll-free phone number or a mail application.


Texas Department of Human Services
Statewide: 1-800-252-8263
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
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
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
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

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.


ADA Diabetes Camps

American Diabetes Association Camps
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
(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 (361) 694-5434

National Organizations

American Association of Diabetes Educators

100 West Monroe, 4th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
1-800-832-6874 for diabetes educators in your area

American Diabetes Association

1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
1-800-342-2383 (DIABETES)
1-800-232-6733 (ADA ORDER) to order publications

American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Consumer Nutrition Hotline:
1-800-366-1655 (Spanish speaker available); has a list of registered dietitian in your area

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Diabetes Translation
4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K-10
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
1-877-CDC-DIAB (232-3422)

Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 732-2400

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
120 Wall St., 19th Floor
New York, New York 10005-4001
1-800-533-2873 (JDF-CURE)

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

National Diabetes Education Program
One Diabetes Way
Bethesda, MD 20814-9692
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.

United States Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Information Center
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

Patient Magazines/Print

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

Diabetes Forecast

Diabetes Health

6 School St.
Suite 160
Fairfax, CA 94930
fax: 415-258-2822

Diabetes Interview (monthly)

P.O. Box 668
Fairfax, CA 94978-0668
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
Helps kids with diabetes and their families learn about diabetes, meet people with diabetes, and help others with diabetes.

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

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

Online Resources/Chat Rooms

Diabetic-Lifestyle Just for Kids

Children with DIABETES

Medication Assistance
& Information

Abbot Diabetes Patient Assistance Program

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

B-Scientific Diabetes Centre
877-505-5545 (fax)
Serves Medicaid, CHIP, CSHCN, & commercial enrollees

Care Entree
(972) 522-2000

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

Free Drug Card

Free Medicine Foundation
(573) 996-3333

Free Medicine Program


The Health and Wellness Education Center
(205) 652-6557


Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

The Medicine Program

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

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


Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

2 programs: Connection to Care, & "Pfizer Pfriends” not age-mandated
Note: Cannot have insurance to quality for this program


State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

Together RX

Veterans Prescription Service

Eye Care Assistance

Eye Care America
655 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94109-1336

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)


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

Patient Advocate Foundation

Children's Resources

Marathon Kids

Shriners Hospitals

Texas Children's Hospital
(832) 822-3670

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control
Division of Diabetes Translation

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

General Information

Maternal and Child Health Library

Language Translation

CDC's Take Charge of Your Diabetes is available in 9 languages. For translations, access the following link:

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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Support Services

Family Support Network

Insurance Information

Health Insurance Consumer Guides

Insure Kids Now!


State Children's Health Insurance Program

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, (512) 463-6515 in Austin

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