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Talking shop at the ICDM meeting in Mexico

Diabetes magazines are important sources of information and motivation for people with diabetes. How to keep improving them and spreading their influence came under the spotlight in Mexico last November.

World Diabetes Day 2000

World Diabetes Day 2000 focused on “Diabetes and Lifestyle in the New Millennium”. It was an occasion to (re)discover the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the ways in which to lead such a lifestyle. The impact of lifestyle on diabetes cannot be under-estimated and the theme in 2000 was the occasion to re-address this issue.

Website for kids offer support

With the advent of the internet and the World Wide Web came the perfect medium to unite families who have children with diabetes. Highly interactive, always available, I realized that the World Wide Web is ideal for an online community. In July 1995, I created Children with Diabetes,, the world’s first website devoted to families with children with diabetes.

Russian site offers wide range of services

One cannot think of today’s world without computers and the internet. This is only natural – the internet alone creates immense opportunities for establishing and managing a global structure that could generate almost all known forms of human communication and cooperation and serve an unlimited number of users simultaneously. This article makes an attempt at showing the practical potential of the internet by looking at an existing structure.

German website: a stamp of quality

In the face of rising diabetes prevalence in Germany, empowerment of people with diabetes and access to information is especially needed for the prevention of the condition itself, as well as its complications. To this end, a cooperative effort between the National Ministry of Health, the German Diabetes Research Institute and the two national diabetes organizations, Deutsche Diabetes-Gesellschaft (DDG) and the Deutsche Diabetes Union (DDU), has created a new website offering up-to-date and quality assured information for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals alike.

Canadian Diabetes Association's best information provider

There are numerous benefits to accessing diabetes information on the internet. It provides the latest scientific information and guidelines, allowing users to overcome geographic barriers. The information is relatively inexpensive and easy to find and is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Here are two examples of websites from different corners of the globe.

Brazilian website brings together people involved in diabetes

How much time is necessary to learn about the important discoveries on the treament of diabetes? Nowadays, only a couple of minutes. This is the importance of internet to millions of people with diabetes all over the world. The internet has shortened all the distances, opening a new channel of communication.

On your feet

Despite substantial advances following the St Vincent Declaration, the goal of reducing amputations by 50 percent has not yet been reached. ‘On your feet!’ was the title given to a workshop on the diabetic foot, held at the German Diabetes Society Congress last year. - worth stopping for

The internet has everything you could wish to know about diabetes. The problem is finding it! Anyone looking for information needs an authoritative site which is fresh, independent, easy to navigate and, most of all, kept up to date. Dr Tony O’Sullivan, Honorary Secretary of the Irish Diabetes Association, took a look at of the publishers John Wiley and Sons, UK, to see if it measures up. Dressed in full surfing gear, he cranked up his computer and took to the ether for a look around. This was his verdict.

World Diabetes Day 2001: diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Reducing the Burden: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease was the theme of World Diabetes Day this year, celebrated on 14 November, a date that has become central to the whole diabetes world. The date was chosen several years ago to commemorate the birth of Frederick Banting, the first who conceived the idea which lead to the discovery of insulin in 1921.