Four Incredibly Useful Diabetic Resources for Nevadans

Sep 8, 2016
Diabetes is a serious problem affecting Nevadans all across the state. Without proper treatment, diabetes can lead to many other complications including heart disease, eye complications, kidney disease, nerve damage and more. Here are four diabetic resources for Nevadans to help you monitor and treat diabetes.


The American Diabetes Association should always be your first stop when researching more about diabetes. Their website is full of pertinent information, including risk guides, fitness tips for living with diabetes and even recipes for creating diabetic-friendly meals. And yes, it’s free.



The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers an excellent website for researching all kinds of different ailments and health problems. For diabetes specifically, it offers a curated list of important updates and news that relates to both diabetes and the FDA. This should be an occasional stop for anyone looking to stay current on any diabetes news or new treatments.


  1. Nevada Diabetes Association

The Nevada Diabetes Association is a group dedicated to helping those who suffer from diabetes in Nevada. In terms of finding a supportive group or locating diabetes related events in Nevada, there’s no better place to start your search. Their website can also be found here.


  1. University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Another great place to go for support groups and other help in dealing with diabetes is the University of Nevada. The school of medicine offers services like the Diabetes Prevention Program, education on proper nutrition, meeting groups and glucose monitoring.

While this list is in no way comprehensive, it’s a great place to start for any Nevadan worried that they are at risk for diabetes or anyone currently dealing with problems associated with diabetes. Then, when the time comes, you can get properly insured through Nevada Health Link. As part of a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). In other words, certain life events or situations, such as job loss, income change, marriage/divorce or birth/adoption of a child, may allow you to enroll in an insurance plan through Nevada Health Link outside of the annual open enrollment period.

All of our health plans exist to reduce the costs of health insurance and make sure you are covered. We’re always to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance.