Every diabetes product on the market has it’s own Web site created by the company that markets it.
The information on these Web sites often includes some form of sales pitch, package insert details for health care experts and patients, and research data that highlight studies showing that the product works and is safe.
These sites may not mention other products that may work for you, even if they are better, safer or cheaper.
View these ad Web sites with care because the information that they provide may be biased, may downplay the negative aspects of the treatment or device and, with the help of colorful graphics and pictures of happy people, may try to convince you to try their product, or at least ask your health care provider about it.
The next time you need to search for something about diabetes on the Internet, remember to narrow your search and choose your Web sites with care.
Finally, keep in mind that the tips found on any site are for the general public and may not be for your specific medical needs.
These sites do not replace the advice you receive from your diabetes health care team members and your pharmacist.
They know you best.
(*) This information was taken from Walgreens “Diabetes & You” Magazine, pg. 26, Holiday 2010 / Winter 2011 edition, a free quarterly publication.
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