My "Introduction" to Diabetes Online is about the development and future of the World Wide Web for a booklet published by the International Diabetes Federation. The booklet was published in early 2000.
"Surfing the Net" was my second column for Diabetes Voice, Bulletin of the International Diabetes Federation, which is published in three separate editions in English, French, and Spanish. This article came out in the March 2000 issue on page 38. You can read it here:surfing.voice.htm
"Neuropathy on the Web" was my first column for Diabetes Voice, Bulletin of the International Diabetes Federation, which is published in three separate editions in English, French, and Spanish. This article came out in the December 1999 issue on page 33:neuro.voice.htm
"Healthy Living" was my third column for Diabetes Voice, Bulletin of the International Diabetes Federation, which is published in three separate editions in English, French, and Spanish. This article came out in the June 2000 issue on page 34:healthy_living.voice.htm
My most recent column for Diabetes Voice, the Bulletin of the International Diabetes Federation, reviewed the Web sites of the federation's member organizations, "IDF Member Web Sites." This column appeared in the fourth issue of 2000 in the three separate English, French, and Spanish editions. The article is on-line at websites.voice.htm
My article, "Diabetes on the Internet" in the July 1997 issue of Two Types magazine is about the Diabetic mailing list at 2types.htm.
My article, "Love on the Internet" also first appeared in the July 1997 issue of Two Types magazine and is online at love.htm.
I interviewed Dr. Stephen Barrett for my column on the American Diabetes Association website, which is now online here. Dr. Barrett has an large and outstanding site that does include some diabetes quacks. But there are so many quacks at large that he simply doesn’t have time to debunk many of them. That leaves a huge hole for Bill and Steph to fill. But I have known them for years and know that they are up to the challenge.
The best known medical Web site is DrKoop.com, named for the company's chairman of the board, C. Everett Koop, M.D., a former U.S. Surgeon General. Reviewed here two years ago, this site continues to help visitors get better, while it is itself ailing.
Medscape, has so far taken aim at medical professionals rather than consumers. I reviewed it here about three years ago. WebsMostLinked.com ranks this as the leading general health site in the number of links pointing to it on other web pages. Now called MedicaLogic/Medscape Inc., the company was created in May from the merger of MedicaLogic Inc., Medscape Inc., and Total eMed Inc. The company's consumer site is CBSHealthWatch. The editor in chief for both sites is Dr. George Lundberg, a former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Children with Diabetes has many resources for children with Type I diabetes, their families, and other adults with Type I diabetes. One of the largest diabetes Web sites with nearly 6,000 pages, Children with Diabetes is also one of the Web's most active sites with more than 20,000 pagesdelivered daily. It's the contribution to the Internet community of Jeffrey S. Hitchcock, whose young daughter Marissa was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 2. While the site's chat rooms are the most popular areas, most of its pages arequestions to a diabetes team of professional experts. This team has answers to morethan 4,000 different questions on-line.
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