Resource Center

This Resource Center is designed to provide information to health care professionals, as well as people with diabetes and their families, by linking them to helpful online support.

New Resources:


Diabetes: What is it? Who should be screened?

See these resources from the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Diabetes Risk Test - Find out your risk for developing type 2 diabetes
Diabetes Symptoms - Usual signs of diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes - Previously known as juvenile diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes - Most common form of diabetes
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) - Diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy
Diabetes Statistics - National statistics

Diabetes Care and Prevention Information for Clinicians and their Patients

Kids Like You And Me: Type 1 Diabetes | MTPR - A talk with a child, with Type 1 Diabetes, about living with the disease and what he discovered about other kids because of it.
Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes - Annual standards of care and guidelines for diabetes published by the American Diabetes Association.
Patient Information on Diabetes - From the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease at NIH
The Student's Guide to Nutrition - Supplies students with an in-depth look at why proper nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important to overall health.
Exercise Rx for Medical Conditions - Handouts on exercise for sedentary individuals and those with various chronic diseases and medical conditions.

Organizations Supporting Healthcare Professionals and People with Diabetes

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) - The nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) - Professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) - Empowering healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional diabetes education, management, and support.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) - National organization with the mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Regional Office - The Denver office serves Montana and provides programs, events, resources, and volunteer opportunities.
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes - Information, news, books, and nutrition information.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Diabetes - Diabetes public health resource.
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) - The global advocate for people with diabetes. The mission of IDF is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - Global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes through research funding and advocacy.
Montana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MTAND) - Advocate of the dietetic profession serving Montana through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.
Montana Diabetes Educators Network (MDEN) - State-wide advocacy program that supports diabetes educators and helps people with diabetes find an educator.
Montana Indian Health Services (IHS) - For American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people in Montana and Wyoming.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) - A partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.
Veterans Health Administration (VA) - Information for veterans.

Medication and Test Strip Assistance

Montana Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids - Use this guide to find places that can fill your prescriptions and orders for supplies.
Partnership for Prescriptions Assistance - This program helps you access public or private programs most likely to meet your needs. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to hundreds of public and private patient assistance programs. Eligibility requirements vary from program to program. Contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance toll-free at 1-888-477-2669 or at
340B Drug Pricing Program & Pharmacy Affairs - This site provides information about purchasing 340B discounted drugs for eligible health care organizations/covered entities, such as Federally Qualified Health Centers, Critical Access Hospitals, and Local Health Departments. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to these entities at reduced prices.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - The Federal Trade Commission provides useful consumer information regarding prescription savings programs and generic drugs.
Medicare Information- Information about the specific drug plans available in a particular area and about Medicare drug plans in general are available by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or going to
NeedyMeds - NeedyMeds keeps up-to-date information from pharmaceutical companies on patient assistance programs.
RxAssist - Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, RxAssist is a web-based medication resource center for providers, advocates, consumers and caregivers.
RxHope - RxHope contracts directly with pharmaceutical companies to provide an electronic application process for their patient assistance programs. RxHope provides this service to physicians and patients free of charge.
Rx Outreach - Rx Outreach is a non-profit charity that provides critical medicine for people who can't afford it. The charity offers more than 500 medications through a mail-order pharmacy that delivers to all 50 states. With support of generous donors, Rx Outreach helps more than 85,000 people each year get the medications they need to stay healthy.
Retail Prescription Program- Many retail stores offer low-cost medication options. The local pharmacy or local health department may also make low-cost medication available.

Questions and comments on the Resource Center may be sent to the Office Manager.