There are THOUSANDS of diabetes websites out there. But not all of them are good!!!
But how do you know if a website is giving you reliable information or is even accurate?
What to look for in a website? Here are some tips;
~Don’t rely on just one site for information.
~Find out who owns or has written the information.
~Sites produced by institutions may be more reliable than those produced by individuals.
~Sites that use an editorial review board may be more reliable.
~Information should be balanced – have the pros and cons been considered?
~If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
~Advertising should be clearly identified and commercial sponsorship disclosed up-front.
~Good site presentation doesn’t guarantee quality, but nor does it detract from it.
~The information should be up to date.
~Be very wary of sites that offer online consultation and prescriptions.
To save you some time, I have put together some of the websites that I find extremely reliable and useful for information. This is just a quick list from the top of my head.
- The Type 1 Diabetes Starter Kit
- Diabetes Hands Foundation
- Children with Diabetes
- Diabetes Mine
- Diabetes Daily
- Insulin Nation
- A Sweet Life
- The Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre
- InPut Diabetes