There are THOUSANDS of diabetes websites out there. But not all of them are good!!! How do you know if a website is giving you reliable information or is even accurate?
Here are some tips on What to look for in a good website;
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. But there are more, many, many more.
If you are like me and like to learn from the experiences of others here are some of my favourite blogs. There are tonnes and tonnes of diabetes bloggers around the world, if you don't find what you are looking for here a quick search on google using "diabetes blogs" will reveal more.