Internet Diabetes resources


Looking for health information is the third most popular activity online. A collaboration between the Pew Internet Project and the California HealthCare Foundation has revealed that 80% of all internet users and 59% of U.S. adults seek health information online. They also found that the following groups are most likely to seek online health information*:

Understanding the demographics of internet use and the resources available may assist nurses to match patients with appropriate online supplemental health information. Some important sources of reliable consumer level diabetes information include:

  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes A Review of the Research for Adults. http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/155/721/OralMedT2Diab_consumer.pdf
  2. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse Home.
    diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/
  3. Joslin Diabetes Center.
    http://www.joslin.org/index.html

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