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Diabetes Self-Management

Diabetes Self-Management publishes detailed, easy-to-read articles about various forms of diabetes organized into 4 sections, general information about diabetes, managing diabetes, nutrition & exercise, and diabetes recipes. The articles and videos featured on the website cover many medical and lifestyle aspects of diabetes, with useful tips on diet, glucose control, and complication prevention. The site is recommended for authoritative, reliable health information for people with diabetes who want to know more about managing their diabetes.

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Review Date: Awaiting review

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Ease of Use

Information and resource type are quickly found in drop down menus from the upper ribbon, but multiple clicks may be needed to find them. Articles related to a specific topic are listed by date and can be difficult to sift through. The search bar is more useful and sorts articles by relevance. The text may be too small for some to read.

Visual Design

The content of each page is crowed to the center, making things look cluttered. Advertising tiles and offers to sign up for publication add to the clutter of each page.

Quality

Medical review prior to publication confers some reliability to the articles, but users could be more assured if there was better referencing. The magazine format imposes some limitations on the content since it does not allow for comprehensive coverage of diabetes.

Credibility

Diabetes Self-Management has trustworthy content written by cited professional writers and reviewed by medical authorities. New articles are produced with each issue and posted articles are sometimes updated. Unfortunately some articles that are not updated contain information that may be more than 5-10 years old.

Pros

  1. Featured articles and videos cover many medical and lifestyle aspects of diabetes, with useful tips on diet, glucose control, and complication prevention
  2. Informative and easy-to-understand articles written especially for patients or parents of children with diabetes
  3. Section describing various technological devices and applications that can help with diabetes management

Cons

  1. Reading experience can be difficult due to lengthy text-based articles
  2. Navigation using 5 separate bars with subsections of articles listed by date that cannot be sorted others ways make it difficult to focus on specific issues or get an overall picture of diabetes
  3. Some content is more than 5-10 years old

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Madavor Media, LLC

Accreditations: HON seal (2018)

Additional Features: Videos, blogs, links to related articles, glossary of terms, financial & health insurance information, research news & newsletter

Languages: English

Contact: DSMwebeditor@madavor.com.

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