My Source: Websites

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-02-18 11:43:22 -0600
Started 2012-02-13 10:38:53 -0600

Ahhh, the internet. There is a plethora of information out there. Some good, some not so good. So how do you know who is telling you the things you really need to know? It is hard and it also kind of depends on what you are seeking in your treatment or control of your own diabetes.

I find all kinds of great information out there, but I will also ask you guys what you have heard or experienced with certain things. Because we all know we are so different and things react differently for each of us. That is why conflicting information doesn't "bother" me so much. I try to keep an open mind whether I am looking for old school answers, expert input or even some out of the box thinking.

Here are some of my go to websites that I use (besides here of course!)

Diabetes Basics:

Medications and Prescriptions:

Books and Research:

Foods and Supplements:

Helpful sites like ours (but ours is best, in my opinion):

Juvenile Diabetes Sites:

Medical Alert ID:

Diabetic Service Dogs:


Alternative Health sites:

This is only a sample of what is out there. These are the ones I use the most or keep handy in case some one has a question. Share your favorite links so we can all be well rounded.

Just a note of warning though. Make sure none of the sites you share are direct sales sites that are for profit for you. Those will be removed.

17 replies

Richard157 2012-02-16 17:24:42 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby, you have presented an excellent list. I have only a couple to add.

Thos are actually two different sites with the "s" on "forum" missing on one link.

I sometimes post on a UK site,

I like the UK site, and love their sense of humor.

GabbyPA 2012-02-18 11:43:22 -0600 Report

I too like the UK sites. I was kind of following a bloat from England for a while. He was a very strong voice in his country. I have not seen him for a while. I guess I need to go hunt for him. He was on TV and did all kinds of events. Nice guy.

Levi445 2012-02-13 13:17:39 -0600 Report

I'm NEW here. I've had Type 1 Diabetes for 6 to 7 years. I'm not sure if or when I might expect I'll die. I'm sort of curious about that right "NOW"!! When they first diagnoised Type 1 for me I just wasn't able to comprehend at that time how serios it really was. (Foolish)!! None the less I thught they were all just abit overly concerned & I went about everything incorrectly. I ended up having a Keoacedotic event that almost killed me. 3 days after I awoke with a newer respect for this disease. Since then I've tried to learn everything I could about the treatments. I've been searching for a Guide ICO a day to day meal plan specialized for myself. Thats exactly what I need Do you think you could help me find it?? I appreciate anything you may be able to help me with. My names Craig & I'd be so very happy to know you in a more personal manner if you'd be so willing!!

jayabee52 2012-02-13 15:39:29 -0600 Report

Howdy Craig! Welcome to DiabeticConnect!
I am sure I will die Craig, I think we all do eventually. The question then is WHEN? and most of us want to be "at the latest possible time". Diabetes is not a death sentence if you take good care of yourself. There is a gent who posts on DC (and other diabetes sites) under the screen name of Richard157. He is a T1 who is 75 (as I recall) and has had diabetes 60+ years (longer than I have been alive.). There is also a gent by the screen name of "JonBen or JB" who has had T1 for nearly that long.

One of our most active posters here is "Dietcherry" who is also a T1. She might help you find your own specialized plan for yourself.

And I have developed a way of testing your Blood glucose (BG) readings to be able to personalize your meal plan to find out which foods "play nice" with your unique metabolism, I will share it with you if you reqest it

jayabee52 2012-02-13 11:41:33 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby for sharing that. I will have to bring mine out of the thumb drive on which I have most of my favorite sites stored.

GaryFB 2012-02-13 10:40:17 -0600 Report

Hey, thanks so much for the info!

GabbyPA 2012-02-13 10:54:41 -0600 Report

You are welcome. I didn't want you all to think I make everything up in my head. LOL

GaryFB 2012-02-13 11:00:56 -0600 Report

You don't? Kidding. I don't feel so alone now!

GabbyPA 2012-02-13 11:05:39 -0600 Report

I do still fall into the "I heard that...." trap and get my hands slapped once in a while. LOL. Research is good. A lot of research is better, after that it just gets confusing.

GaryFB 2012-02-13 11:14:44 -0600 Report

I agree. But new things happen every day. Just wish we didn't spend so much time spamming each other and instead lift up the good things in life and the bad we can overcome if we work together. Right now I am battling intense pain in my left lower leg. Have been meeting with an awesome neuromuscular specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Waiting on one of his colleagues to call me to get set up with getting injections in my calf of a growth factor they have been researching. Experimental stuff, but I am agreeing to try it. All expenses paid. I mean, what the hell, why not?

GabbyPA 2012-02-13 11:27:15 -0600 Report

That sounds sweet. What is it exactly? I am always experimenting and trying to figure things out. But if they are going to pay for it, sounds like a great deal as long as you trust them.

GaryFB 2012-02-13 11:39:22 -0600 Report

Don't quite know yet. He just told me it involves some injections in a pattern on my left calf, followed by another series several weeks later. Just waiting to get set up with it. Kind of exciting, ya know? Have foot drop in my rt. lower leg, cuz I damaged the peroneal nerve, so I use a wheeled walker for now. He said the nerve has been known to grow back but can take upwards of 1.5 to 2 years; just finished up 10 nerve stim treatments on it to no avail. Not depressed about it. Still exercise and keep the muscles stretched to stave off further atrophy in my feet. Willing to try anything.