Gestational Diabetes – Where to Get Help and Support?



Organizations That Can Help You :


National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)

Information on studies and clinical trials sponsored by the U>S> National Institutes of Health is available at this clearinghouse. It is a service offered by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) which is under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

1, Information Way
Bethesda, MD  20892-3560
Phone:  1-800-860-8747
Fax:  (703) 738-4929
TDD:  1-866-569-1162 toll-free
Web Address:


National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

Supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), its main aim is to prevent diabetes, encourage early diagnosis, and improve on the treatment of diabetes. Further information on the program is available on the websites managed by CDC ( and the NIH (

1 Diabetes Way
Bethesda, MD  20814-9692
Phone:  (301) 496-3583
1-800-438-5383 (to order materials)
Web Address:


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

The main objective of NCBDDD is to know the cause and be able to prevent defects at birth and disabilities during growth. It extends help to enable diabled people to live to their highest potential, regardless of their age. Information on hearing loss, blood disorders, pregnancy and diabetes, fetal alcohol spectrum problems, ADHD, autism, and genetics is available on its website.

1600 Clifton Road, MS E-87
Atlanta, GA  30333
Phone:  1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
TDD:  1-888-232-6348
Web Address:


American Diabetes Association (ADA)

A national body for consumers and health professionals. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has an office in practically all the states. Standards for diabetes care are set by the ADA. Its main target is study on the treatment and prevention of every type of diabetes. Through pamphlets, guides on meal plans, cookbooks, brochures, books and Diabetes Forecast which is its own monthly magazine, ADA offers professional and patient education. Knowledge concerning the care of child diabetics is also available to the parents.

1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA  22311
Phone:  1-800-342-2383 (1-800-DIABETES)
Web Address:


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

A non-profit organization, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) provides women of all ages with health care from its group of professionals. Educational materials for patients and manuals are published by the ACOG Resource Center. Available in its publication section on its website are pamphlets on numerous health topics for women to provide knowledge on stopping smoking, violence, breastfeeding and reproductive health.

409 12th Street SW
P.O. Box 70620
Washington, DC  20024-9998

Phone:  (202) 638-5577
Phone:  1-800-673-8444
Web Address:

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