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Diabetes - Health Info 
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Our medical experts find the best sites covering key medical conditions and problems. They target Australian sites which are informative and easy to read. Sites are rated:
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diabetes manual

http://www.nevdgp.org.au/geninf/diab/diabfrms.htm

eMedical rating: 3

This 'not to be missed' diabetes manual explains everything from what diabetes is to its treatment and lifestyle modifications. Prepared by professional diabetes educators, the site provides practical advice such as sample meal menus and detailed instructions on foot care. The site is more targeted to those with diabetes (who are past their childhood) and their carers. There are concise 'key points' at the end of each topic covered for those who do not have the time to read the whole section.

 

Medical Keywords:

Diabetes, insulin, hyperglycaemia, IDDM, NIDDM, glycaemia index, carbohydrates, Omega 3 fats, Omega 6 fats, trans fatty acids, saccharine, sucralose, biguanide, Sulphonylureas, hypoglycaemia, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, neuropathy, IHD.




 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Australian Site
  5. Quality Presentation

 

international diabetes institute

http://www.idi.org.au

eMedical rating: 3

This is the homepage of the International Diabetes Institute based in Melbourne, Australia. For the past 24 years, the Institute has endeavored to support diabetics with medical services and more 'people oriented' activities. This well-presented site contains different sections for diabetics, family members and health professionals. Patient information is more oriented for an audience past their childhood. A highlight is the on-line test for risk assessment for the development of diabetes.

 

Medical Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus, OGTT, Glycosylated haemoglobin, insulin, glucose, hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia, neuropathy, IDDM, NIDDM, ketones, atherosclerosis, carbohydrates, nutrition, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, hormone, protein, pancreas, alcohol.



 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Valuable Links
  4. Authoritative Sources
  5. Australian Site
  6. Quality Presentation

 

joslin diabetes center

http://www.joslin.org

eMedical rating: 2

This site represents a US medical centre solely dedicated to diabetes. Although the content is American oriented, the general information is still relevant to an Australian audience. The ease of reading and the comprehensive practical information make it a worthwhile visit for those who want straight to the point information. Highlights include the online chats and the newly diagnosed diabetics guide.

 

Medical Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, HbA1c, HDL, lipid profile, LDL, microalbuminuria, ketone, fructosamine test, insulin, sulfonylurea, neuropathy, glucose

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  5. Quality Presentation

 

diabetes new zealand

http://www.diabetes.org.nz/

eMedical rating: 3

The Diabetes News Zealand site is aimed at supporting diabetics. This excellent site is successful in giving useful and practical information without being pedantic, making it suitable to diabetics and carers of all ages. People who want to know more without being hassled by too much detail will find this site rewarding. A highlight is the section devoted to helping children understanding the illness, which they will find interesting and fun.

 

Medical Keywords:

Diabetes, glucose, insulin, pancreas, IDDM, NIDDM, hyperglycaemia, angina, atherosclerosis, ECG, cholesterol, diabetic nephropathy, haemodialysis, cystitis, Neuropathy, Hypoglycaemia, Beta Cells, HbA1c, Ketoacidosis

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Authoritative Sources
  6. Quality Presentation

 

ask noah: diabetes

http://www.noah-health.org/english/illness/diabetes/diabetes.html

eMedical rating: 3

This American site contains links to everything you ever wanted to know and more about diabetes. Links are divided into 4 main sections: What is diabetes? Complications, Care and Treatment, and Information Resources. Under these there are many subheadings that allow the user to research either as broadly or as specifically as they wish. The list is frequently updated, so the links are likely to be functional.

 

Medical Keywords:

A1c, IDDM, NIDDM, ketones, glucose, macrovascular complications, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, atherosclerosis, angina, hyperglycaemia, glycosylated

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Valuable Links
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Quality Presentation

 

national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases

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

eMedical rating: 2

This site which is part of the United States Government contains a great deal of information about diabetes. Recent advances in diabetes research are discussed, and there are many online publications including topics as diverse as alternative treatments, insulin injecting devices, pancreatic translantation and a Diabetes Dictionary. Parents who want to be able to answer all or a majority of their children's questions should visit this site as it is accessible to read and contains medically sound information.

 

Medical Keywords:

Gastroparesis, diabetes, insulin, Pancreatectomy, Neuropathy, PVD, Polydipsia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, HbA1C, Hemocromatosis, Urticaria, HLA Antigens, Hyperglycaemia, EMG, ESRD, Epinephrine, Saccharin, Somatostatin, Somogyi Effect, Dawn Phenomenon.




 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Quality Presentation

 

children with diabetes

http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/

eMedical rating: 3

This excellent site is a cyber community for kids and adults with diabetes and their family members or carers. The site tries to strike a balance between giving relevant and current information about diabetes and the updates in research and the human touch of telling people's stories and answering people's questions.

 

Medical Keywords:

HbA1C, Coxsackie B virus, GAD, ICA 512 antibody, insulin, Hemocromatosis, Hyperglycaemia, Glucagon, Idiopathic Diabetes Mellitus, Glucose Homeostasis, beta cell, FPG, pancreas, Kussmaul's respiration, acidosis, preproinsulin, ketones, DKA, hypoglycaemia

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Authoritative Sources
  6. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  7. Quality Presentation

 

diabetes australia

http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/

eMedical rating: 2

800,000 Australians have diabetes - and half are unaware. This site explains the seriousness of the problem and provides basic information about the various types of diabetes. Of particular interest is the section on resources for people with the condition. There's a wide range of products and services available - from the expected needles and syringes through to healthy shopping trips and diabetes camps for children and teens.

 

Medical Keywords:

diabetes, Australia, type 1, type 2, gestational, syringe, needles, test strips, glucometers, insulin, shopping, nutrition, children, teenagers, shopping

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Authoritative Sources
  6. Australian Site
  7. Quality Presentation

 

stem cells - a cure for diabetes?

http://diabetes.about.com/library/weekly/aa043001a.htm

eMedical rating: 1

This article is exactly what Type I diabetes sufferers want to hear. Promising stem cell research has found a way to 'train' stem cells to produce insulin. The site details the research and has links to other diabetes related topics, is easy to read and was previously published in a
prominent scientific journal.

 

Medical Keywords:

stem cells, diabetes, insulin, islets, glucagon

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Valuable Links
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Quality Presentation

 

juvenile diabetes research foundation

http://www.jdrf.org.au

eMedical rating: 4

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of medical research. This attractive site caters largely for people with type 1 diabetes. The site includes the latest research information and support material such as type 1 diabetes facts, personal stories, events, publications and contacts.

 

Medical Keywords:

diabetes, Australia, type 1, insulin, glucose, hyperglycaemia, polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, hypoglycaemia, glycosylated haemoglobin, nutrition, ketones, keto-acidosis, ketonuria, hormone, protein, pancreas

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Authoritative Sources
  6. Australian Site
  7. Quality Presentation

 

eyes on diabetes - a resource for diabetic retinopathy

http://www.eyesondiabetes.org.au/

eMedical rating: 4

Eyes on diabetes is an informative, Australian website committed to increasing the awareness of retinopathy (eye disease) associated with diabetes. The site is well presented with photos and easy to read explanations about diabetes and retinopathy. There's also information for health professionals and the forum is supported by a number of prominent organizations including the International Diabetes Institute. A great site.

 

Medical Keywords:

diabetes, retinopathy, optometry, eyes, macular degeneration, blood vessels, glucose, eye damage, blindness

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Authoritative Sources
  6. Australian Site
  7. Quality Presentation

 

national health priorities - diabetes

http://www.health.gov.au/pq/diabetes/index.htm#type2

eMedical rating: 4

A component of the Federal Governments' Department of Health and Ageing, this website looks at diabetes, one of the National Health Priorities. The site provides an overview of the condition, links to diabetes advisory bodies, data on diabetes, publications and links for further information. It also details current initiatives and strategies in place to combat diabetes and may be of particular interest to health professionals.

 

Medical Keywords:

National Health Priorities, diabetes, type I diabetes, type II diabetes, gestational diabetes, blood glucose, overweight, inactivity, blood pressure, oral hyperglycaemics, insulin, insulin injections

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Valuable Links
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Australian Site
  5. Quality Presentation

 

medical journal of australia - the lower limb in people with diabetes

http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/173_07_021000/campbell/campbell.html

eMedical rating: 2

From the authoritative Medical Journal of Australia (MJA), this article discusses the effects of diabetes on circulation and how this in turn affects the lower limb. It gives a summary of the symptoms of peripheral diabetic nephropathy (reduced circulation in the extremities) and a list of management strategies for people with diabetes who have "at risk" feet.

 

Medical Keywords:

peripheral vascular disease, preripheral neuropathy, diabetes, type I diabetes, type II diabetes, podiatry, ischaemia, blood glucose.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Valuable Links
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Australian Site

 

american diabetes association

http://www.diabetes.org/homepage.jsp

eMedical rating: 3

This American site is easy to use and provides information about type I, type II, gestational and haemochromatosis related diabetes. It has a section dedicated to health professionals and lots of diabetes related news items.

 

Medical Keywords:

diabetes, type I diabetes, type II diabetes, podiatry, ischaemia, blood glucose. haemochromatosis, gestational diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, preripheral neuropathy, nutrition, exercise

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Valuable Links
  4. Authoritative Sources
 
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