After a type 1 diabetes diagnosis, it’s common do an internet search to learn more about it. However, a quick google search may lead you to misinformation like “you get diabetes from eating too much sugar” or “cinnamon cures diabetes.” Since not everything you read on the internet is true, how do you weed out the good information from the bad?
Make sure you are getting your information from only trusted medical sources whose information is backed up with medical research.
Here are a few websites we recommend:
- American Diabetes Association (ADA)– focuses on education and advocacy for people with all types of diabetes.
- JDRF – provides education and funding for type 1 diabetes research.
- National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) – provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), it aims to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes.
- Understanding Diabetes – (known as the Pink Panther book) – a handbook for people living with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Online Communities
- Children with Diabetes – an online community for kids, families and adults with diabetes. They also hold an annual conference for children with type 1 diabetes and their families, called Friends for Life.
- Glu – an online community for people with type 1 diabetes and people who care about them.
- TypeOneNation – a social network for people with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Blogs and Online Magazines
- A Sweet Life – shares recipes, travel tips, personal stories from guest bloggers, updates on the latest technology and research, and more.
- College Diabetes Network – helps young adults living with type 1 diabetes have access to important resources they need to manage diabetes while at school.
- Diabetes Forecast is the website for the healthy living magazine of the American Diabetes Association.
- diaTribe offers a wide variety of information on type 1 and 2 diabetes, including policy updates, technology news and tips for working with your healthcare team.