Sources for Medical Information
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
AACE is a professional community of Clinical Endocrinologists that is committed to transforming the lives of patients by enabling one another to practice leading edge, proactive, ethical and cost effective medicine. Members of AACE are physicians, recognized clinicians, educators and scientists, many of whom are affiliated with medical schools and universities with special education, training and interest in the practice of clinical endocrinology. They devote a significant part of their career to the evaluation and management of patients with endocrine disease and contribute on a regular and continuing basis to the scientific literature on endocrine diseases and conduct medical education programs on this subject. The organizations website provides a searchable database to identify endocrinologists in your community that specialize in diabetes.
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Diabetes education is an important component to the self management of the disease. Diabetes Educators can assist you with many of the daily living issues of coping with your diabetes. Diabetes education is now covered by Medicare. The site listed is primarily a private site for members but they do have a resource for locating an educator in your area.
American Foundation for Urologic Disease Inc. (AFUD)
The American Foundation for Urologic Disease, Inc. (AFUD) is a charitable organization established to raise funds for research, lay education and patient advocacy for the prevention, detection, management and cure of urologic disease. To date, the Foundation has sponsored over $20 million in research grants and advocated to make urologic disease a priority on our national healthcare agenda. The Foundationís six health councils provide accurate, informative education materials and international awareness programs about urologic diseases and conditions for the general public and healthcare providers.
The Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. The Endocrine Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. The Endocrine Society works to foster a greater understanding of endocrinology amongst the general public and practitioners of complementary medical disciplines and to promote the interests of all endocrinologists at the national scientific research and health policy levels of government.
American Podiatric Medical Association
Provides information for healthy foot care.
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
This is a professional medical society of licensed physicians who specialize in the medical treatment of obesity (bariatrics) and its associated conditions. ASBP has been instrumental in offering practical information that doctors can use in their bariatric practices, and supporting public policies to prevent overweight and obesity.
Foot and Ankle
The Foot & Ankle Web Index is your gateway to a multi-faceted podiatry web service with 4 goals: 1) to provide FREE information to patients regarding their foot ailments, 2) to provide podiatric physicians with patient referrals via the world wide web 3) to make specific product recommendations to both patients and podiatric physicians, and 4) to provide links to a wealth of podiatry-related information on the Internet.