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Diabetes in Social Media
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More than 200 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide and it is one of those medical conditions that are covered in details online. The medical blogosphere and the community sites are very rich in diabetes-related content.

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News and Information on Diabetes


Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide patients with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.

If you don't want to deal with using RSS, PeRSSonalized Diabetes, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.

Diabetes RSS

This video shows how it works:



You can insert the term "diabetes" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on diabetes automatically.


We collected the most relevant sites focusing on diabetes-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.


Diabetes News and Support


National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - Diabetes


  • Description: Information for the public and professionals about diabetes, including research, statistics, and educational publications.
  • Quality: Site description, contact information, policies, terms of use are available.

CDC  Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse


  • Description: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

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MedLine Plus - Diabetes


  • Description: "MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
  • Quality: Site description, contact information, policies, advisory board are available.



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DiaTribe


  • Description: "diaTribe® is an e-newsletter for people eager to learn more about better managing diabetes for themselves, or perhaps for a loved one. "
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.



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Medical News Today - Diabetes News


  • Description: "The latest Diabetes News articles published daily. Includes news on type I diabetes (insulin-dependent) and type II diabetes (adult-onset) and prediabetes - treatment, medications, breakthroughs, causes and prevention options."
  • Quality: The most comprehensive medical news site.



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Diabetes Self-management


  • Description: "Our magazine, Diabetes Self-Management, offers up-to-date, practical “how-to” information on nutrition, exercise, new drugs, medical advances, self-help, and the many other topics people need to know about to stay healthy. Over the last eight years alone, the articles and series in Diabetes Self-Management have captured 191 awards at the annual National Health Information Awards, more than any other diabetes magazine."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.



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Glycosmedia


  • Description: "An international diabetes news service from the UK."
  • Quality: "This website is dedicated to bringing a free, non-promotional, editorially independent e-mail newsletter to a global audience about developments and news in diabetes."

Glycosmedia

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WebMD® - Diabetes


  • Description: "The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Our esteemed colleagues at MedicineNet.com are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise our Medical Editorial Board. Our Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

WebMD Diabetes

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About.com - Type 1 Diabetes


  • Description: "If you are new to type 1 diabetes or you want to learn as much as you can about this condition to support a loved one or friend who has type 1, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find reliable and timely information that you can trust. Whether you are an adult with type 1 or the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, there's something of value here for everyone."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

About.com Type 1 Diabetes

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About.com - Type 2 Diabetes


  • Description: "All about living with Type 2 diabetes including information on prediabetes, symptoms, diabetes diet, diabetic recipes, gestational diabetes, diagnosis, treatment, causes, control, complications..."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

About.com Type 2 Diabetes

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Everyday Health - Diabetes


  • Description: "Everyday Health is for consumers who need to manage their conditions daily, get answers to their most important health-related questions, or find thorough information about how to get and stay well."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

everyday health diabetes

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Health24 - Diabetes


  • Description: "Health24 content is educational, relevant, and medically reviewed. The aim of the editorial is to enable readers to make informed decisions about their health. The site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, men's and women's health. It is continually being updated by a team of medical specialists and journalists."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Health24 Diabetes

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Healthline - Diabetes


  • Description: "Learn about diabetes including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes."
  • Quality: The articles are written by a medical board.

Healthline Diabetes

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Mayo Clinic - Diabetes


  • Description: "Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Mayo Clinic Diabetes

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MedicineNet.com - Diabetes


  • Description: "MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site."
  • Quality: "Since 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified etexecutives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought after healthcare information anywhere."

MedicineNet.com Diabetes

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ScienceDaily - Diabetes News


  • Description: "ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
  • Quality: Click here to see the editorial board and the awards

ScienceDaily Diabetes News

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The Medical News - Diabetes News and Research



The Medical News Diabetes News and Research

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HealthCentral - Diabetes


  • Description: "Information on diabetes type 1 and type 2, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

HealthCentral Diabetes

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Netdoctor - Diabetes


  • Description: "We want to break down the "medical language barrier" between the doctor and the patient. Critical medical information must be presented in a clear and understandable language so that the patient fully understands his or her choices and decisions. Ultimately, it is the patient who must make the critical health choices."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

netdoctor diabetes

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National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)


  • Description: "National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state and local levels, working together to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes."
  • Quality: "Together, NDEP and its partners promote the messages and materials of two national, multicultural public health campaigns, one targeting people with diabetes and the other targeting people at risk of type 2 diabetes. Both campaigns also have material specifically for health care professionals."

National Diabetes Education Program

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


  • Description: "FDA is committed to getting accurate, science-based information in the hands of people with diabetes so they can use foods, medicines, and devices to maintain and improve their health. With the incidence of diabetes skyrocketing, it is important to FDA that we do what we can to inform patients."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.



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American Diabetes Association


  • Description: They lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.
  • Quality: Site description and contact information are available.



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Medscape


  • Description: Original, professional medical content, including review articles, journal commentary, expert columns, patient education articles, book reviews, and selected daily professional medical news.
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, editorial board, contact information and archive are available.



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Diabetes Research Institute Foundation


  • Description: "The largest and most comprehensive diabetes research center dedicated to curing diabetes. The DRI is aggressively working to shrink the timeline toward the discovery of a biological cure for this disease. Our multidisciplinary teams of scientists, together with international collaborators, are bridging cell-based therapies with emerging technologies to restore insulin production in patients with diabetes."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, terms of use, contact information and archives are available.



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Assistance


Finally, TuDiabetes mentions some resources you can contact in the U.S. for assistance if you cannot afford your prescriptions.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation


  • Description: "The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation’s Toll-free Helpline serves over 1,200 individuals each year, answering a wide array of questions regarding diabetes self-management."
  • Quality: Courtesy of Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

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Social Bookmarking


Social bookmarking lets you store, organize and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

Here are a few social bookmarking sites and the collection of links featuring your field of interest.

Diigo


Diigo: Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

diigo

Click here to see all the diabetes-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.

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