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WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN WITH DIABETES

Children with Diabetes

www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

This website offers well-organized information for children, friends and parents. Message boards and chat rooms cover a wide range of topics and support. A broad base of links directs users to other news sources, advocacy groups and regional support.

Kids Learn About Diabetes

http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/6935/index.html

While a medical professional cleared all the material in this web site, children wrote the content. The language is user-friendly for a younger audience. The site is educational, simple and offers a tutorial to help people navigate its pages.

E-COMMERCE WEBSITES

The Diabetes Supply Catalog

http://www.edgepark.com/index.html

Part of Edgepark, Inc., this online catalog features several categories of products such as blood glucose monitors, lancing devices and accessories. A 24 hour toll free number is used for ordering products. Most items are shipped free of charge – next day delivery is available for an additional fee.

The Diabetes Mall

www.diabetesnet.com

A wide array of products grouped in simple categories such as Type 1, Type 2, Better Control, Men/Women and Children. Product descriptions are accompanied by pictures. Feature section of timely information about new products and trends

NON-PROFIT AND GOVERNMENT WEBSITES

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/diabetes/diabetes.htm

A service of the National Institute of Health(NIH), NIDDK’s website offers content related to diabetes. The NIDDK provides statistics, informative articles and links to other national diabetes organizations.

Ask NOAH About Diabetes

www.noah.cuny.edu/diabetes/diabetes.html

NOAH stands for the New York Online Access to Health, a group consisting of The City University of New York, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency and the New York Public Library. This well-organized website links to helpful information on other sites worldwide.

American Diabetes Association

www.diabetes.org

A "must-see" website for diabetes information, the ADA’s well organized site provides general news and health information of diabetes, as well as plenty of information about the ADA itself.

EMAIL MAILING LISTS

Children with Diabetes

http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

The Children with Diabetes site offers five email mailing lists for parents, kids, teens, adults, and healthcare professionals. By using the digest mode, users can receive "updates" once or twice a day containing all the messages sent that day to the list. To view and subscribe to the different lists, visit the Children with Diabetes site.

Diabetes Cured

http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/diabetescured

Diabetescured is for everyone seeking to stay up to date on the latest news and research about cause, prevention, and cure of diabetes. To join the list visit

The Diabetes List

The Diabetes List is a smaller and more focused version of its larger counterpart, the Diabetec List. A three-person board oversees the lists and reveiws the content for relevence and accuracy. The list owner, an endocrinologist, frequently contributes to the discussion. To subscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@world.std.com with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line): subscribe diabetes

NEWSGROUPS

misc.health.diabetes

This site was ranked the most active newsgroup, with the largest number of total messages carried, by Newsfeed.com

alt.support.diabetes.kids

This newsgroup is geared toward parents with diabetic children. It's less active, but more focused.

MESSAGE BOARDS

Thrive Online

http://www.thriveonline.com

Thrive Online is a consumer health site that offers active message boards focused on diabetes. Any user may have "guest access" to browse the posts, but only users registered as members can post messages and use other board features.

Children with Diabetes

http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

The Children with Diabetes site offers thirteen discussion topics, called "conferences," ranging from advocacy and exercise, to support for pumpers and teens. Only regsitered members can post messages and use board features. Guests have read-only access.

The Islet Foundation

http://www.islet.org/forum/wwwboard.htm

The Islet Foundation message boards attract users interested in news and research about prevention and a cure for diabetes, including news on Islet Cell Transplantation.

CHAT

About.com Diabetes Site

http://diabetes.about.com/health/diabetes/mpchat.htm

The About.com diabetes site's chat room can be accessed 24 hrs/day without much ado -- just enter a screen name (nickname), log on, and chat. The site is managed by a Diabetes Guide , but for the most part, the chats are unmoderated.

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