I found this discussion in a newsletter in my email this morning. Very interesting. I agree that there are potential problems when we try and sort out infromation about diabetes while surfing the internet. Here is the discussion.
"This year, hundreds of new services will launch that cater to people with diabetes. Some will be built by multinational corporations with millions to spend. Others will start in a college dorm room funded by an urge to improve our lives. They promise to inform you, connect you with your medical team, keep your blood sugars in check, and put your frazzled mind at ease.
This new generation of tools invites a new generation of possibilities - but also one of problems.
1.How do patients sort information from misinformation?
2.How do we build effective support networks online?
3.How can the web help people connect in the real world?
4.How can the web improve doctor/patient communication?
5.How do we protect our personal information?
We call these new technologies and the issues that surround them Diabetes 2.0.
Over the upcoming year, we will be hosting a discussion on these thorny issues. Manny Hernandez of Tu Diabetes and the Diabetes Hand Foundation kicks off the series with a plea for Diabetes 2.0 service providers to see us as patients rather than consumers."
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