Informed Health Onlineg is the English-language version of a German national health information website containing informative overviews about many common diseases. The site is recommended as an excellent resource for introductory health information on the most common illnesses and health issues in a digestible format.
CDC - Diseases & Conditions is an excellent source of information about a wide range of illnesses. The information is backed by the authority of the National Institute of Health, but information about the people responsible for the content is lacking. The site is recommended to all users for its comprehensive and accurate content.
Everyday Health provides some quality online health information, but the content is hit-or-miss. Specific information can be difficult to find, but users can learn about diagnosis, management, and prevention of more than 120 diseases and conditions, as well as tips for living a full, healthy life and many medications. Although there is a significant commercial presence, the site is recommended for content that is authoritative and easy to read for laypeople.
FamilyDoctor.org is operated and supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It provides a variety of doctor-reviewed information on various conditions and family health care at all stages of life. This website is recommended as a comprehensive and easy-to-use health resource for anyone seeking general medical information.
The American Diabetes Association provides basic information about diabetes type I and II and gestational diabetes, including treatment and complications. Visitors will also find a variety of food and fitness tips, local camps and events, and current research progress. The site is recommended as a credible source of introductary information about three types of diabetes. However, users will need another site to find more details about each.
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.
Self Chec website highlights the importance of being aware of, recognizing, screening for, and reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and 11 types of cancer. Additional information on lifestyle changes to protect against illness enhances the experience. Given the importance of the issues they are addressing the site is recommended, as long as users are aware of the many limitations of the content.
AboutKidsHealth is an inconsistent online resource for children's health information. Users will find over 2,000 medically reviewed articles on common diseases and conditions, pregnancy, child development, nutrition, parenting techniques, medications, tests and procedures and more. Other features, such as detailed information about some diseases and links to disease-specific resources and organizations enhance the experience. The site is recommend for credible information for children & teens and those who give care for them, but the content is erratic.
D.A.I.L.Y. gives patients interactive and informative, but superficial, content about living with type 2 diabetes. The question/answer format can be difficult to manipulate and makes browsing time-consuming, the site is recommended as a practical, but limited guide for diabetes management information. The site is most useful for it's fact sheets and links to Hormone Health Network.
MedlinePlus - Endocrine System is a starting place for those interested in learning about common endocrine diseases, including diabetes. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to many outside resources for those seeking reliable basic information about endocrine disease. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field, but other sites will be needed to find broader coverage of these topics.