If you’ve ever turned to Dr. Google to find answers to a question about blood sugar or A1C, you may have discovered that not all diabetes resources are created equal. The truth is that there is a lot of misinformation and biased advice about managing diabetes on the internet. It can be hard to tell what’s worth trusting and what should be ignored.
So, how can you tell if a diabetes resource is worth your time? Here’s what to look for when searching for information as you manage diabetes:
Credibility: A trustworthy diabetes resource includes references and citations to reliable scientific journals, news outlets, and organizations.
Expertise: The diabetes resource should be written or reviewed by a health expert, or include interviews with credentialed professionals to ensure that the information is accurate and relevant.
Transparency: You should be able to tell who is funding or sponsoring the content and be confident that there are no hidden agendas or conflicts of interest that could compromise its accuracy.
Timeliness: Diabetes breakthroughs are happening all the time. Information in a diabetes resource should be up-to-date and reflect the latest developments in the field, so that you can be sure you’re getting the most accurate information for your health.
We created this diabetes resource hub to provide you with credible, trustworthy information that you can turn to wherever you are on your journey.
When it comes to daily life with diabetes, knowledge truly is power. Tracking your own health data regularly can help you know what’s happening in your body. Once you know more about your own health status, turning to diabetes resources like those on this page will help you make choices with confidence.
Consider bookmarking this page now and coming back when you have specific questions on your health journey. We continually update this page with new resources.
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Strengthening Your Immune System
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Chronic Inflammation and Its Impact on the Body
Working with Your Healthcare Team
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This article has been clinically reviewed by Hanna Rifkin, RD, CDCES, clinical health coach at One Drop.