Curious where people go for headlines on research, events, new devices & developments. Do you use Google Alerts or any other sources that deliver updates? How do you rate the one(s) you subscribe to? Pros & cons?
Is this something you’d like to see more frequently on Tu?
Thanks for your thoughts & suggestions.
Honestly? Most research to me is either above my head technical, poorly constructed studies (and I do have to be honest and say we've had our share of those on here), or something that might turn into something one day down the road...or it might not. I hope that doesn't sound too negative or stick my head in the sandish. I do glance at things that look interesting, but don't go much further than that.If I had a recently diagnosed child I would probably be more interested. I do enjoy the show dlife (except the cooking segment that I don't like at all) so I'm trying to think about what I like about that - aha! I do like stories about PWD's and I also like stories about treatment more than research. It's more in the present to me. I like hearing from professionals of all kinds in D care, authors of books and programs such as TCOYD, etc. Conferences, talks, and for me, things about the emotional aspects of diabetes (and professionals who work in this area).
I get a daily email summary from DiabetesPro SmartBrief
I also subscribe to diatribe, and of course read here.
I follow lots of good & reliable members of the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) on Twitter. Manny is on there just about every day and I watch what he's interested in. (it's also fun because he tweets about things other than diabetes). We have a Group here
and lots of TuDiabetes members have mentioned their Twitter handles (mine is @MarieBe) and also Lorraine (@Colcalli) has a nice tutorial there.
I mostly use DiabetesMine and Tu, but I also have customized my Google News to include a Type 1 section.
I periodically head over to Bennet's YDMV site - almost always good info there, plus it is frequently funny, too!
The Swedes did a study saying that low carb was better for blood sugar control and LIPIDS than low fat high carb, But then we know that.
I check diabetesnews.com. Not only does it have the latest news and developments pertaining to research and new products, but it also lists the newest clinical trials that are recruiting patients. The articles cover the gamut from fairly shallow mainstream media to more advanced research findings from online professional publications. This is my number one "go-to" resource and is much more comprehensive than the charitable organizations or web sites aimed toward the new diabetes survivor.