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On-line Diabetes Resources

Part 1: Non-Web Resources

By David Mendosa

Last Update: October 23, 2009

A Comprehensive Directory of Substantive Information about Diabetes

This is the first of 16 pages cataloging all the on-line resources with substantive information about diabetes. Each one is listed, linked, and briefly described. This page contains non-Web resources. The other 15 pages in this series are devoted to the Web:

Part 1: Non-Web Sites

People with diabetes have the power to manage their diabetes, whether it is type 1 or type 2. That's because diabetes is one disease where poor treatment leads to complications that are much worse than the disease itself and where successful treatment depends much more on the individual than on the doctor. Studies show that tight control greatly reduces—but may not eliminate—the complications of diabetes.

The Internet is a wonderful help in diabetes management because there is so much information and support and so many services offered. But like just about everything else on the Internet and the rest of on-line space, this support and these information resources for people with diabetes are fragmented and hard to find. This Web page brings together in one place descriptions of and links to all those places where people with diabetes can find resources that they can use. Those links that I think are especially valuable are marked in red.

This Web page, with one major exception (see below) covers the major divisions of the Internet and other on-line services:

The American Diabetes Association published a review of this Web site at their Web site on June 16, 1997. A copy of the review — which I wrote — can be accessed here. A copy of another review of this site — this one written for Diabetes.com by Michael Castleman — can be accessed here and at http://chinese-school.netfirms.com/diabetes-Mendosa.html. The article was originally posted on http://www.diabetes.com/tools/health_library/profiles/rick_mendosa.html.

Because of the explosion in number of Web sites, in order for it to load in a reasonable time it's now necessary to divide this FAQ into separate Web pages. In February 1995 when I started to keep track of "On-line Resources for Diabetics" (as I called it originally) the Internet had two mailing lists, two newsgroups, and two other Web sites dealing with diabetes (plus two each reachable by ftp or gopher). By June 1997 the number of diabetes Web sites had increased to about 250 and a year later it was about 500.

This page will continue to include e-mail mailing lists, newsgroups, IRC, and non-Internet resources. Because Web-based mailing lists serve the same support function as e-mail mailing lists and newsgroups, the are included on this page, the only part of the Web that is included here. But from this page you will also be able to jump to 13 separate pages listing different Web sites. Starting March 5, 1999, within each page these sites are listed with the one I discovered most recently first. Before that I listed them in the order that I discovered them.

Some Other Pages on This Site

I especially want to draw your attention to my main Web page about diabetes, The Diabetes Directory. That URL is
http://www.mendosa.com/diabetes.htm

One of the other pages on my site that is very popular is a summary of information about the Glycemic Index (GI), which shows how quickly different foods make glucose available, something of great importance to people with diabetes. The GI is a separate link on my site at
http://www.mendosa.com/gi.htm

My review of a book about the Glycemic Index is yet another link on my site at
http://www.mendosa.com/gifactor.htm

Are you interested in the closest thing yet to a miracle food for people with diabetes? If you are, you may want to check out my http://www.mendosa.com/chana dal page.

If you are trying to lose weight—something of great interest to many people with type 2 diabetes—you may also want to study my Satiety Index page. The Satiety Index, along with the Glycemic Index, are two of the most exciting tools that we have to control our diabetes.




This Web page addresses the following questions:
  • Where can I find other on-line sources of information about diabetes?
  • How can I get on (or off) different diabetes-related mailing lists?

INTERNET

A. E-Mail Mailing Lists:

All messages to subscribe or signoff (unsubscribe) to mailing lists must be sent to the list's address, not the addresses used to send mail to other members. Do not use a subject line or a signature. The form of the body of the message is different for each list and must be precisely as shown below.

Yahoo! groups has a directory of all its diabetes-related groups. The directory is conveniently ordered by number of members, which is a good indicator of how active the group is. At last count Yahoo! had more than 1000 diabetes groups. I list the most important of these below along with many other diabetes-related groups on other servers. The URL is
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Health___Wellness/Support/Illnesses/Diabetes

  1. Diabetes_Support_Group serves as a support forum, a locus for diabetes recipes, to provide reports on diabetes breakthroughs, and to provide a place where people from all walks of life can vent, ask questions, and find links to helpful sites. The URL is
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Diabetes_Support_Group/
  2. All Diabetic International is a quite active group with 1345 members (February 2006). It is for everyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes as well as for caregivers. This international diabetes support group covers all issues from pre-diabetes and newly diagnosed to diabetes to pancreatitis induced to diabetic recipes. The URL is
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/alldiabeticinternational/ and its associated website is http://www.alldiabeticinternational.org/
  3. ByettaSupport is a new support group (in July 2005) for those with type 2 diabetes who are using, or thinking about using, the new medication, Byetta. The URL is
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ByettaSupport/
  4. Diabetes_And_Byetta is another new support group focused on Byetta. The URL is
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Diabetes_And_Byetta/
  5. Diabetes_int (Diabetes International) is one of the largest mailing list for people interested in or suffering from diabetes. This list has about 1000 members (in February 2006). It's for people who seek support or answers to their questions and those who wish to participate in a positive, supporting, and uplifting debate on the disease and its related problems. It is a restricted list, and List Owner Rick Morgan follows the discussion.

    To join the list please visit http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/diabetes_int/join

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  6. Diabetes World is a well-established and important mailing list with about 700 members (in February 2006). Owned by Dr. Arturo Rolla, an endocrinologist who actively contributes to the list, Diabetes World moved in September 2003 to Yahoo from world.std.com.

    The list's home page is http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/diabetesworld/. The group's email addresses are:
    Post message: diabetesworld@yahoogroups.com
    Subscribe: diabetesworld-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: diabetesworld-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
    List owner: diabetesworld-owner@yahoogroups.com

    The Diabetes-World Mailing List WebSite is a Web site in support of this mailing list with a variety of frequently asked (and answered) questions. The URL is http://cgibin.rcn.com/johncm/cgi-bin/index.pl.

  7. A new list called Diabetes-Support is based at Smartgroups. Chris Halladay is the list owner. The addresses:
    Group Email: diabetes-support@smartgroups.com
    Manager Email: diabetes-support@smartgroups.com
    To Join: diabetes-support-subscribe@smartgroups.com
    To Leave: diabetes-support-unsubscribe@smartgroups.com
    Group Home: http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/Diabetes-Support
  8. The Military Families of Children with Diabetes (MFCWD) site is an international online support forum for military families of children with diabetes who are looking to connect with other military families living with diabetes. All branches of service, active duty and retired, and all types of diabetes are welcome.This forum allows discussion issues unique to military families, especially pertaining to diabetes and the military health care system, for example, what type of care is available at a new duty station, what supplies are covered.

    The list's home page is http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/mfcwd/.

  9. The key to TheGlycemicIndex plan is to eat fewer carbohydrates with a high glycemic index and more with a low index.

    To subscribe go to theglycemicindex-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  10. DiabeticExchangeDiet is list for people that have diabetes or borderline diabetes or glucose intolerance and that are on an exchange diet.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DiabeticExchangeDiet/.

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  11. Diabetes-UK is a forum to enable people to seek and share advice on the subject of diabetes and in particular, normalising blood sugars by controlling carbohydrate intake.

    If you are interested then you can subscribe via email by sending an email to mailto:diabetes-uk-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and then reply to the confirmation message you receive. Or via the web you can subscribe by pointing your browser to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/diabetes-uk/join

  12. DiabetesAndMore is a place for people with diabetes and friends to exchange ideas, comments, fears, and good things that happen. Personal attacks are not allowed.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DiabetesAndMore

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  13. aida_diabetes_software and aida_diabetes_software_helpers are two Yahoo! groups for the freeware AIDA diabetes software simulation program.
    • aida_diabetes_software is for people who wish to be automatically informed by an email newsletter about updates to the AIDA PC diabetes software, 'AIDA on-line' (a Web-based version of the simulation at http://www.2aida.org/online) and/or the AIDA Website (http://www.2aida.org; The AIDA U.S. mirror site can be accessed at http://www.2aida.net). To subscribe to the aida_diabetes_software group go to http://www.2aida.org/announcements or send a blank email note to subscribe@2aida.org
    • aida_diabetes_software_helpers is for people who wish to help/actively give a hand with the further development of the AIDA PC diabetes software, 'AIDA on-line' and / or the AIDA Website. As a completely free and totally non-commercial venture AIDA is dependent on such assistance for its contined refinement and and further development. To subscribe to the aida_diabetes_software_helpers group go to http://www.2aida.org/help or send a blank email note to help@2aida.org

      For both groups you will need to reply to the confirmation email that Yahoo! will send. To unsubscribe from either group, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscriptions between email and Web mode.

  14. D101 Type 1 and D101 Type 2 are Yahoo! groups for members of Diabetes One on One who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. These groups are moderated by a Diabetes One on One Nurse Diabetes Educator. To subscribe to either or both groups go to http://www.diabetesoneonone.com/community/index.htm, enter your email address, and reply to the confirmation email that Yahoo! will send.
  15. Friends with Diabetes is a discussion email list for Jewish people with diabetes, where they can discuss with Rabbi Hirsch Meisels, who has type 1 diabetes himself, issues related to diabetes such as Halakhah, research, education, support.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FriendsWithDiabetes

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  16. JewishDiabetes is a discussion group about problems and solutions in reconciling the nutritional requirements that people with diabetes have with Jewish dietary laws.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JewishDiabetes

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  17. Diabetes Update is my mailing list to make it easier for you to keep up-to-date with my new articles, columns, and Web pages about diabetes as well as other items of special interest. To join all you have to do is write me at mendosa@mendosa.com with the message "subscribe diabetes update."
  18. GlucoLow is an email list for individuals with diabetes who are following a low-carbohydrate eating plan such as those proposed by Dr. Bernstein, Dr. Atkins, and Dr. Eades.

    To subscribe go to http://www.topica.com/lists/glucolow or send an email to glucolow-subscribe@topica.com

    To unsubscribe, send a blank email to glucolow-unsubscribe@topica.com

  19. DM4LIFE is a place to exchange info and ideas (hopefully making life a little easier) for those of us with diabetes.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DM4LIFE

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  20. Insulin resistance, or Syndrome X, is a problem within the endocrine system that can lead to diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Recent evidence links insulin resistance to obesity, poor lipid storage, higher androgens in women (as seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome), etc. Because insulin resistance is often missed as a diagnosis and doctors have only recently been looking at how insulin resistance contributes to so many serious health conditions, this forum was established to make it easier to find support and information.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/insulin_resistance

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  21. Todd Krizelman runs a diabetes-related mailing list from his Web site. It's located at http://members.theglobe.com/waddi/diabetes/
  22. Diabetic BBQ is a forum for discussion of diabetic barbecue, grilling, and other related good food topics.

    To subscribe to this list send mail to listserv@smokering.net. In the body of the message enter:
    SUBSCRIBE DIABETICBBQ first_name last_name

    To unsubscribe to this list send mail to listserv@smokering.net. In the body of the message enter:
    SUBSCRIBE DIABETICBBQ first_name last_name

    Daily digests are sent daily. To switch to digest mode send mail to listserv@smokering.net. In the body of the message enter:
    set mode digest DIABETICBBQ

  23. Diabetesparents is a discussion group for parents of children with diabetes, who have different problems than adult diabetes patients have.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Diabetesparents

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  24. The Diabetes and Recovery mailing list is a discussion group of men and women who have an eating disorder and who also have an interest in diabetes.
  25. MarlboroughsSweetestKids is for those of you who are raising a child with type 1 diabetes in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

    To subscribe go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarlboroughsSweetestKids

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  26. The MSN Web Communities all have message boards. At last count, if you go to http://communities.msn.com/home and search for diabetes, it will return 89 communities that include diabetes. Most of these have fewer than 100 members, but four are quite active:

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  27. The Florida Diabetes is a mailing list for all diabetics or diabetes caregivers residing within the State of Florida. Arnold Berkowitz is list owner.

    To subscribe send an empty e-mail to join-fla_diab@lists.spunge.org.

    To unsubscribe you can send e-mail to Majordomo@lists.spunge.org with the following command in the body of your email message:

    unsubscribe fla_diab

  28. The Diabeteslist mailing list is for persons with or an interest in diabetes. The list owner is kaellis@netgee.com.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/diabeteslist

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  29. The Diabetes Epidemiology mailing list facilitates communication and promote collaboration between individuals in the field of diabetes epidemiology.

    To join the Diabetes Epidemiology list send this message to
    Majordomo@list.pitt.edu: subscribe diabepi

    If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing list, you can send mail to Majordomo@list.pitt.edu with the following command in the body of your email message
    unsubscribe diabepi firstname lastname

    Diabeticos es una lista de correo orientada a personas con diabetes en idioma español.

    Para suscribirse Ud. debe enviar un correo a diabeticos-subscribe@listbot.com Recibira una respuesta titulada "REPLY REQUIRED: Diabeticos Subscription Verify". UD. DEBE RESPONDER ESTE MENSAJE TAL COMO LO RECIBIO (usando responder o reply) Solo la receprcion de un correo se titula "Verification Received" le indicará que Ud. está suscripto a la lista de correos "Diabeticos".

  30. australiandiabetics is the Australian e-mail community for people living with the daily challenges of diabetes of any type. It includes local information, latest technology available in Australia and New Zealand, new treatments, and their results.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/australiandiabetics

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  31. Diabetic-formula is one of many new Yahoo! mailing lists. This one is a multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme to sell colloidal chromium and vandium.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/Diabetic%2Dformula

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  32. diabetestyp1barn is a Yahoo! mailing list in Swedish.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/diabetestyp1barn

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  33. diabetestyp1 is another Yahoo! mailing list in Swedish.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/diabetestyp1

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  34. Diabetescured is for everyone who is interested to learn about cause, prevention, and cure of diabetes.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/diabetescured

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  35. diabetes-dk is a Danish-language Yahoo! mailing list. To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/diabetes%2Ddk

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  36. diabetes is for the exchange of recipes and concerns of diabetes. Any diabetes type discussion or recipes for diabetic food of any kind are acceptable. Mari Balden is the list owner. This list is not to be confused with the very popular Diabetes list hosted by Dr. Arturo Rolla or the Yahoo! mailing list of the same name (see below).

    To subscribe send the following message to majordomo@usroots.com: subscribe diabetes
    or
    subscribe diabetes-digest

    To unsubscribe send the following message as appropriate to majordomo@usroots.com: unsubscribe diabetes
    or
    unsubscribe diabetes-digest

  37. diabetes is for people to discuss their various types of diabetes and to support others with the disease to get their blood sugar under control. It is not to be confused with the very popular Diabetes list hosted by Dr. Arturo Rolla (see below).

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/diabetes

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  38. diabetics is a list for support and information—as well as socializing—for people with type 1 diabetes. Iris Gray is the list owner. This list is not to be confused with the very popular Diabetic mailing list at Lehigh University.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/diabetics

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  39. teenswithdiabetes is for teens with diabetes.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/teenswithdiabetes

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  40. TypeTwo, another Yahoo! mailing list, is for people with type 2 (non insulin dependent) diabetes.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/TypeTwo

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  41. rsdiabetics is dedicated to rubber stampers with type 2 diabetes. It is "a place to chat, to listen, to trade thoughts, hopes, and to be supported in those times when we just need to talk and not be made to feel guilty."

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/rsdiabetics

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  42. GayDiabetics is a mailing list for adult gay men who are diabetic. Partners and caregivers of gay diabetics also welcome.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/gaydiabetics

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  43. lesdiabetes is a mailing list for interested lesbians "to discuss the issues important to us and our partners. The list will be flame-free, no miracle cures, no fat-bashing, private and secure. Open to lesbians, diagnosed and not yet diagnosed for support and discussion."

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/lesdiabetes

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  44. Insulinpumpusers is for the free exchange of information for people with diabetes who use an insulin pump to control their diabetes. The list also welcomes people who are considering using an insulin pump.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/Insulinpumpusers

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  45. Felinediabetes is for owners of cats with feline diabetes. It offers tips, tidbits, advice, and encouragement.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/Felinediabetes

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  46. DietDiabetics was created to aid and support adults who suffer from type 1 or type 2 diabetes and have at least 50 unwanted pounds to shed. People with diabetes who need to lose weight have unique problems achieving weight loss. "My hope is that by sharing our diet experiences, both triumphs and pitfalls, we can mutually benefit and make a few new friends along the way," the list owner writes. "Are you able to eat several small meals a day to keep your sugar level and still lose weight? Do you eat a lot of protein? Do you drink a lot of water? Do the artificial sweetners in soft drinks and baked goods aid your weight loss or hinder it? Is sugar your nemesis....something that you just can't shake? We all know that carrying extra pounds around is especially dangerous for diabetics. Let's band together and all become healthier!"

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/DietDiabetics

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  47. pgdiabetic is for women who are pregnant and diabetic, whether with gestational diabetes or type 1 or 2.

    To join the list please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/pgdiabetic

    To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Yahoo! Web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/, and select the My Groups link. This menu will also let you change your subscription between digest and normal mode.

  48. The Dutch Diabetes mailing list is a new forum for discussions on diabetes.

    You can subscribe to this list by sending an e-mail with your request to listserv@madcat.xs4all.nl with the following in the body of the message:
    SUBSCRIBE DIABETES YourFirstName YourLastName

    If you would like to take your name off the mailing list, send a message to listserv@madcat.xs4all.nl with the following in the body of the message:
    SIGNOFF DIABETES

  49. The Rebates mailing list features news of manufacturer's rebates and new products. "It is the intent of this list to make information on existing and new meters, trade-in programs, and new product release information available to its readers so we can all be informed about what's happening with new and existing products," writes list owner Arnold Berkowitz.

    To join the Rebates list send a blank e-mail letter to
    join-rebates@lists.spunge.org

    If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing list, you can send mail to Majordomo@lists.spunge.org with the following command in the body of your email message
    unsubscribe rebates firstname lastname

  50. Diabetic is the oldest of all the on-line groups concerned with diabetes. List owner Steve Roseman keeps the list completely unmoderated.

    To join the Diabetic list send email to listproc@Lehigh.EDU with the message:
    subscribe diabetic firstname lastname

    You must use your real name.

    To get off this list send email to listproc@Lehigh.Edu with the message:
    unsubscribe diabetic

    Do not give your name. The listserver will pick it up from the automatic header information.

    The Lehigh Diabetic Archives is the repository of message sent on the Diabetic mailing lists, FAQs, and pictures of some members. The URL is
    http://listserv.lehigh.edu/lists/diabetic/

    My article in Two Types magazine about the Diabetic list at
    http://www.mendosa.com/2types.htm

  51. The Diabetes-news mailing list is a weekly distribution only newsletter moderated by Scott King. Each issue contains one or two diabetes-related news stories and a table of contents for Diabetes Interview, a monthly print newspaper.

    To subscribe to the newsletter, send a message to diabetes-news-request@lists.best.com. In the body of the message write:
    subscribe

    You will receive an automatic message asking you to confirm your subscription.

    If you would like to take your name off the mailing list, send a message to diabetes-news-request@lists.best.com from the address you subscribed. In the body of the message write:
    unsubscribe

  52. Diabetes Talk is a discussion group for you to discuss issues presented in the diabetes-news newsletter that you may also subscribe to. In charge of this mailing list is Storm A King.

    To subscribe in digest form, send a message to diabetes-talk-request@lists.best.com with the message:
    subscribe

    To subscribe in normal form, send a message to diabetes-talk-request@lists.best.com with the message:
    subsingle

    If you would like to take your name off the mailing list, send a message to diabetes-talk-request@lists.best.com with the message:
    unsubscribe

  53. DIABETES-EHLB is a moderated mailing list featuring the dissemination and archiving of electronic highlights bulletins (hence EHLB in its name) from a variety of international diabetes meetings. It is also available for discussion among subscribers.

    To subscribe, send a message to Diabetes-EHLB@frostbit.com with the message in this form:
    SUBSCRIBE DIABETES-EHLB firstname lastname

    If you would like to take your name off the mailing list, send a message to Diabetes-EHLB@frostbit.com with the message in this form:
    SIGNOFF DIABETES-EHLB

  54. redALAD is a Spanish-language mailing list for diabetes professionals: "La redALAD es una cadena de profesionales interesados en la Diabetes Mellitus que desean intercambiar ideas y conocimientos sobre esta enfermedad en castellano. ALAD es la Asociacion Latino Americana de Diabetes y esta red no es el vocero oficial de esta institucion sino el esfuerzo personal de un grupo de medicos afiliados a ALAD." The moderator is Arturo R. Rolla, MD.

    To subscribe, send a message to majordomo@world.std.comwith the message in this form:
    SUBSCRIBE redALAD

    If you would like to take your name off the mailing list, send a message to redalad-request@world.std.com with the message in this form:
    unsubscribe

  55. The International Society for Molecular Nutrition and Therapy® at Philipps University of Marburg in Germany has a moderated mailing list that is open to anybody interested in nutritional aspects of chronic disease prevention, including diabetes. The secretary general of ISMNT is Heinz Rupp, PhD. The organization has a related Web page at http://cardiorepair.uni-marburg.de/ismnt.htm

    You can subscribe to this list by sending an e-mail with your request to ismnt-request@Lists.Uni-Marburg.DE with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    subscribe

    If you would like to take your name off the mailing list, send a message to ismnt-request@Lists.Uni-Marburg.DE with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    unsubscribe

    The ismnt-archives are available to subscribers. CONTENTS lists what subject lines are in each archive file; TOPICS lists what archive files contain each subject. Subscribers use the "get" command to see files in the archives by sending the following commands to majordomo@lists.uni-marburg.de in the message body:

    get ismnt CONTENTS (must be in capital letters)
    or
    get ismnt ismnt.9701 (which gets all of the messages sent in January 1997, the first month archived)

    Subscribers can also get a list of filenames and dates in the archive by sending the following "index" command to majordomo@lists.uni-marburg.de in the message body:
    index ismnt

  56. A Diabetes mailing list comes from Kyoto University in Japan. Note well: Messages are in Japanese and require a Japanese-language font on your computer. The list owner is Shinji Kagimoto, M.D.

    You can subscribe to this list by sending an e-mail with your request to majordomo@metab.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    subscribe diabetes

    If you would like to take your name off the mailing list, send a message to majordomo@metab.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    unsubscribe diabetes

  57. DSM (Diabetes Self Management) is a forum for seeking and receiving factual information of a practical nature, meaning information about diabetes that a person can put to direct use. The topics are diverse and the technical level ranges from beginner to advanced. Throughout, the focus is on factual information from reliable sources and of a kind that helps a person manage and often improve his own diabetes care. The list is moderated to keep it on topic and the list has a searchable archive at http://tbinet.org/dsm.

    Sending a blank message to this address adds you to the list: DSM-L-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@LISTSERV.TBINET.ORG

    Sending a blank message to this address removes you from the list: DSM-L-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@LISTSERV.TBINET.ORG

  58. Insulin Pumpers is a closed list to reduce spam and protect the privacy of the list members.

    You can subscribe in regular or digest form. Other options include receiving no messages but having access to the Members Only portion of the web-site, which has a browseable 'news-like' access to the Insulin-Pumpers mail list. With that option you may send mail directly from the browser interface.

    Another list is called Young-IPrs, maintained for young people who are pumpers or interested in pumping. It is intended for teen-agers and younger.

    There are also other lists for insulin-pumpers in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Germany as well as one for medical professionals.

    To subscribe to any of these Insulin Pumper's mailing lists go to http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/ and click on the "Join" the Insulin Pumper's mail list or go directly to http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/mailjoin.shtml/

    Or you may send e-mail to insulin-pumpers-request@insulin-pumpers.org with the following in the body:
    subscribe

    For your subscription to be accepted you must also write insulin-pumpers-profile@insulin-pumpers.org (a different address from the one given above to subscribe) with a member profile, including your name, city or region, the number of years you have had IDDM and any serious complications with which you have some experience that may be useful to others.

    If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing list, send the following command in e-mail to insulin-pumpers-request@insulin-pumpers.org:
    unsubscribe

    To subscribe in digest version you must also send a profile (see above) and may send e-mail to insulin-pumpers-digest-request@insulin-pumpers.org with the following command in the body:
    subscribe

    If you ever want to remove yourself from the digest version of this mailing list, send the following command in e-mail to insulin-pumpers-digest-request@insulin-pumpers.org
    unsubscribe

    Insulin Pumpers has a Web page at http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/.

  59. Children with Diabetes now offers six e-mail mailing lists. This outstanding Web site offers these lists in either immediate or digest mode. If you select digest mode, you will receive one or two messages per day containing all the messages sent that day to this list. The lists and related Web subscription forms (which can be used for immediate or digest mode or to unsubscribe) are:
  60. diabetesi-ii exists to provide a safe home to share and gather information about diabetes and offer support to all diabetics and those who care about diabetics. The list offers weekly guests who provide information from diabetes-related companies and organizations. Diabetesi-ii is owned by a group of people who would like to remain anonymous so that they can participate in discussion while still being able to run the list smoothly.

    To subscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@mich.com with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    subscribe diabetesI-II

    To unsubscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@mich.com with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    unsubscribe diabetesi-ii

    To receive a digest, send e-mail to majordomo@mich.com with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    subscribe diabetesi-ii-digest your e-mail address.

  61. The fa-diab list is for the support of fat diabetics. Fa-diab is specifically for fat diabetics (and other interested parties) who do not use deliberate attempts at weight loss to control diabetes. Given the very poor success rate of maintaining even small degrees of weight loss, the fa-diab list talks about maintaining appropriate blood glucose levels and other aspects of diabetes care without attempts to lose weight. Promotion of deliberate weight loss and similar "dieting talk" is not permitted. Nor is fat-bigotry; disparaging comments about fatness or fat people aren't allowed either. The list definitely has a fat-acceptance, and even a fat liberation focus.

    To subscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@pmw.org with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    subscribe fa-diab your e-mail address.

    To unsubscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@pmw.org with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    unsubscribe fa-diab your e-mail address.

    This list now has a related Web site. The URL is
    http://users.telerama.com/~moose/fa-diab.html

  62. dmlife is a moderated list, created for busy people who still want to find time to participate in a diabetes list. The list deals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The listowners/moderators, Joan Stout and Patricia Hatch, approve all messages before posting them to the list.

    To subscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@shore.net with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    subscribe dmlife

    To unsubscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@shore.net with this in the body of the message (not in the subject line):

    unsubscribe dmlife

    If you prefer the digest form, replace "dmlife" with "dmlife-digest."

  63. DM1 is a list for and about people with type 1 diabetes. The list owner is Katie Hundley.

    To subscribe, send e-mail to dm1teens@erols.com with this in the body of the message:

    subscribe dm1teens YourFirstName YourLastName

    To unsubscribe, send e-mail to dm1teens@erols.com with this in the body of the message:

    unsubscribe dm1teens YourFirstName YourLastName

    If you prefer to subscribe in the digest form, send e-mail to dm1teens@erols.com with this in the body of the message:

    subscribe dm1teens digest YourFirstName YourLastName

  64. Kidney Pancreas Transplant is for recipients of K/P transplants and others interested and involved in the subject.

    To subscribe, send an empty e-mail message to kptx-subscribe@makelist.com.

    To subscribe in digest form, send an empty e-mail message to kptx-subscribe-digest@makelist.com.

    To unsubscribe, send an empty e-mail message to kptx-unsubscribe@makelist.com.

    List messages are archived, but are available to list members only.

  65. Muffin is a mailing list for to help and support those with diabetic pets. Susan Flewelling is the list owner. The welcome message you receive when you subscribe is particularly helpful.

    To subscribe, send a message to majordomo@netwrx1.com. Leave the subject line blank and put this in the body of the message:

    subscribe Muffin

    To unsubscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@netwrx1.com with this in the body of the message:

    unsubscribe Muffin

  66. The PETDIABETES mailing list is an unmoderated list for discussion of any issue that relates to diabetes and pets.

    To subscribe, send a message to majordomo@list-server.net. Leave the subject line blank and put this in the body of the message:

    SUBSCRIBE PETDIABETES

    To unsubscribe, send a message to petdiabetes-request@List-Server.net. Leave the subject line blank and put this in the body of the message:

    unsubscribe

    After subscribing and reading the welcome message and rules for posting, members can switch to the daily digest version by sending a message to majordomo@list-server.net with a blank subject line and the message

    set petdiabetes digest

  67. Diabetes Support has been set up to provide support, information, and a discussion forum for people and families with diabetes in the UK to help them to manage and lead a normal active life, says list owner Steven J. Sexton.

    Full details of the list can be found at the Diabetes Insight web site http://www.diabetic.org.uk/

    To subscribe to the list the e-mail address is majordomo@innotts.co.uk with the words subscribe diabetes-support in the main body of the text.

    To unsubscribe to the list the e-mail address is majordomo@innotts.co.uk with the words unsubscribe diabetes-support in the main body of the text.

    A digest version is available. The e-mail address is majordomo@innotts.co.uk with the words subscribe diabetes-support-digest in the main body of the text.

  68. Pumping 101 is an e-mail discussion list for insulin pump users, educators, and suppliers.

    To subscribe to the list send e-mail to mailto:pumping101-subscribe@listbot.com or enter your e-mail address on the form at http://pumping101.listbot.com/.

    To unsubscribe to the list use the form at http://pumping101.listbot.com/ and click on the unsubscribe button or visit http://www.listbot.com/cgi-bin/subscriber and use the login info you provided at signup.

B. Web Mailing Lists:

Because of the growing number of Web-based mailing lists or conferences, I now list and link them in this separate section. Most of them are a part of a larger site, the home pages of which are listed and linked elsewhere on On-line Diabetes Resources, if appropriate.

  1. TuDiabetes is a huge network of people touched by diabetes. The URL is
    http://tudiabetes.com/
  2. DiabetesFriends.net is free social network for people with diabetes and those interested in diabetes. The URL is

    http://www.diabetesfriends.net/home.php
  3. The Diabetes Care Group is an online community designed to help and support people with diabetes. You'll find articles on how to live with and improve your care of diabetes. The URL is
    Diabetes Care Support Group
  4. Let’s Talk Diabetes is a new forum for people with diabetes to share their experiences. The URL is
    http://talkdiabetes.net/
  5. Diabetes Files is an active forum. The URL is
    http://www.diabetesfiles.com/
  6. James Briggs manages the Diabetes Support Forum. The URL is
    http://diabetesbb.org/
  7. The website of the American Diabetes Association now offers nine active mailing lists. The topics are:
    • Adults Type 1
    • Adults Type 2
    • ClubPed/Exercise
    • Discuss Diabetes News
    • Eating Right
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Newly Diagnosed
    • Pump It Up
    • The Place for Parents
    The URL for all of them is
    http://community.diabetes.org/n/pfx/forum.aspx?webtag=amdiabetesz&nav=index
  8. Diabetesforums is a place to talk to others about diabetes. Discussion include types 1 and 2 diabetes, insulin pumps, carb counting, and more. Tony Falcone is the Webmaster and the URL is
    http://www.diabetesforums.com/
  9. Diabetes Mellitus II is a part of medGrasp, which seeks to enable people with any illness to easily share information and exchange experiences with other people suffering from similar conditions. The URL is
    http://www.diabetes-support.net/
  10. Diabetics Anonymous is to help anyone with diabetes who wants to maintain his or her health. It is a 12-step program based on the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous. The URL is
    http://www.diabeticsanonymous.org/
  11. HealingWell.com has a Web-based discussion group. The URL is
    http://community.healingwell.com/community/scripts/directory.pl
  12. HealthAtoZ, a general consumer health site, has three Web-based forums on diabetes but only the one of that name has much traffic (the diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2 forums are essentially inactive). Go to the "community" button and log in at the URL:
    http://www.healthatoz.com
  13. Diabeteschat.com is actually both a Web-based conference and a chat room. The URL is
    http://www.diabeteschat.com/
  14. Yahoo!, best known as a directory of the Web, also has hundreds of special-interest clubs. Among them are some 19 clubs concerning diabetes. Two of them, Friends with Diabetes and the Diabetes Club, are rather active with about 500 and 200 members each. The URLs are
    http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/friendswithdiabetes
    and http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/diabetesclub
  15. The SciTalk.com Discussion Center has a rather quiet discussion board about diabetes.
  16. The Diabetes Message Board on HealthBoards.com is an active mailing list.
  17. thriveonline has an active message board focused on diabetes.
  18. Children with Diabetes now includes 12 separate conferences. This outstanding Web site also has five e-mail mailing lists.
  19. WebMD (which includes the former Sapient Health Network) has two diabetes communities, "Open Discussion" and "Recipe and Nutrition Board."
  20. Diabetes Bulletin Board is a part of the Diabetes area of the About.com (formerly Mining Company) pages.
  21. The Islet Foundation Public Message Forum is a part of The Islet Foundation's Web site.
  22. The MyDiabetes Web site, which requires registration, has six message boards. The URL is
    http://www.mydiabetes.com/

C. Usenet Newsgroups:

Few Internet Service Providers (ISPs) carry all of these newsgroups (I am fortunate to receive all of them because my small ISP gets a huge daily newsfeed of about 25,000 newsgroups from Zippo News Service). But even if your ISP doesn't carry the newsgroups that you would like to receive, anyone reading this on-line can read (and write to) most of these groups on the Web at Deja News.

Another news service, newsfeeds.com, carries many more newsgroups. It claims to carry more than 74,000, although many of these are inactive.

Newsfeeds.com does have a nice service that reports how many messages is has on each of the groups. This gives an excellent idea of how active each of these groups are:

Newsfeed.com

Total Messages Carried 12-8-99

misc.health.diabetes

3,414

alt.support.diabetes

1,190

de.sci.medizin.diabetes

447

alt.food.diabetic

67

alt.support.diabetes.kids

71

es.charla.enfermedad.diabetes

43

alt.health.diabetes

6

fidonet.diabetes

0

gaia.fido.diabetes

0

trends.fido.diabetes

0

sci.med.diseases.diabetes

0

news.admin.health.diabetes

0

bit.listserv.diabetic

0

  1. misc.health.diabetes is the first place that newcomers to the Internet who have diabetes usually find. Ever since it was established in 1993, misc.health.diabetes has been by far the most active on-line meeting place for people with diabetes. But recently, partly because of the argumentative nature of several people on this group, most of the action has shifted to the more welcoming alt.support.diabetes. The purpose of misc.health.diabetes is to provide a forum for the discussion of issues pertaining to diabetes management, for example, diet, activities, medicine schedules, blood glucose control, exercise, and medical breakthroughs. It addresses the issues of management of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both technical discussions and general support discussions relevant to diabetes are welcome. The actual focus of this group is a diswcussion of diabtes, the research, and the therapies. Answers to this newsgroup's most frequently asked questions are posted on the newsgroup every two weeks and are also available on the Web at http://www.landfield.com/faqs/diabetes/ and elsewhere.
  2. alt.support.diabetes got its first two messages in February 1999. It quickly became the second most active diabetes newsgroup and recently became the most active one. The charter of alt.support.diabetes is for the emotional support of persons with diabetes mellitus, their families, and loved ones. Specifically, this group is not intended to duplicate the information in misc.health.diabetes. Our focus is the support of people with diabetes—the whole person, says Jude Crouch. This newsgroup has a Web site called Sweetblood at http://www.sweetblood.com. It does not appear to have been updated recently, and another site in support of the newsgroup is at http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/.
  3. alt.support.diabetes.kids is a relatively new newsgroup where you'll find parents discussing the challenges of raising children with diabetes. This newsgroup is much less active than misc.health.diabetes, which has 30 times the number of messages. That's because the focus of misc.health.diabetes is much broader.
  4. de.sci.medizin.diabetes is a German-language newsgroup focusing on diabetes.
  5. es.charla.enfermedad.diabetes is a Spanish-language newsgroup focusing on diabetes.
  6. it.medicina.diabete is an Italian-language newsgroup focusing on diabetes.
  7. alt.food.diabetic is another newsgroup focusing on diabetes, starting in 1998. It is not very active.
  8. alt.health.diabetes is a rather quiet newsgroup.
  9. nl.support.diabetes is a Dutch-language newsgroup.

    alt.support.diabetes.uk is a new newsgroup in the U.K. It has a supporting Web site at
    http://www.asduk.bizland.com/

    This newsgroup has a supporting Web site at http://www.asduk.bizland.com/index2.html

D. Chat:

Added October 23, 2009: Scott Tringali writes:

I created my own chat for Type 1s only at http://type1chat.org. It actually is an IRC channel under the hood, but there's a webchat for new users.

Right now the main focus is on parenting T1 kids, though we do have some adult T1's who help out. As time & demand permits I'll add more channels for other purposes. ̦

Eric Spears writes:

I'm one of those folks that for the past few years have been typing away at the keyboard and "chatting" with other people with diabetes. As a group, we've moved from IRC network to network, looking for a place where we could exchange information undisturbed by that seemingly always present weirdo element.

I think that we've found a great place and I wanted to share this information with you. If you feel that it is worthwhile, I'd appreciate it if you shared it with others.

We've found a system where we can actually talk to each other, "Live" in a group setting. It's called "PalTalk." It requires a program, which can be downloaded from the net for free from Paltalk Chatrooms.

This is real talk, not an email list where responses filter in over time or an IRC chat room, where you have to hunt and peck out your conversation on the keyboard. If you have a computer with sound capabilities (speakers or headphones) and a microphone, then you're ready. If you don't feel like actually talking, you can also communicate with other group members by typing. After downloading, installing the software, and getting connected to the PalTalk system, just go to the "Groups" function, selected "Health Related/Parenting," and then click on "Diabetics and Friends Chat Group."

It's easy to setup and lots of fun. Folks living all over the world with diabetes being the common ingredient are on PalTalk most of the time. Only a few of the folks you meet there are medical professionals, but a lot of information is exchanged.

We would be very happy to have you join our group and add to the knowledge base already present. We especially could benefit from some folks with experience with type 1 diabetes. Most of us have type 2.

If you have any questions, please write to me. My email address is ericbs@gmx.net.


The word "chat" unfortunately has several meanings. On discussion boards it means informal or off-topic talk. But it has long had the specific meaning of programs where Internet users can type back and forth to each other in real time. The earliest such programs were called Internet Relay Chat (IRC), and they are still available but they are harder to use and require that you download a client program to your computer. In the past couple of years, however, easy-to-use chat programs have become available. Some even allow a moderator and guest speaker to speak to you through Windows Media Player or Real Audio. Some of the following sites are for people with diabetes to chat with other people with diabetes. Other sites here are for you to chat with experts.

  1. The #diabetes channel at www.chatcircuit.com via the Web or irc.chatcircuit.com server via an IRC program is open to anyone of any age who wishes to talk about diabetes. Family members and friends are encouraged to join us also and learn more and share what they know about diabetes. You will find people to chat with during the week on most evenings and occasionally throughout the day (west coast time) and off and on all day throughout the weekends.
  2. HealingWell.com has a diabetes chat room. The URL is
    http://www.healingwell.com/community/chat/default.asp
  3. Children with Diabetes has 12 regular chat rooms and two side rooms. The rooms for parents and for teens are the most active. Both scheduled and unscheduled chats are available. The transcripts of about 20 previous chats are also available on the site. The URL is
    http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/chat/
  4. WebMD Diabetes has regular typed and audio chats with experts. See "Live Event transcripts" at
    http://my.webmd.com/medical_information/condition_centers/diabetes_1_2/default.htm
  5. An easy-to-use site is Diabeteschat.com, which is actually both a Web-based conference and a chat room. The URL is
    http://www.diabeteschat.com/
  6. The MSN Web Communities all have chat rooms as well as message boards. At last count, if you go to http://communities.msn.com/home and search for diabetes, it will return 17 communities that include diabetes. Most of these have fewer than 100 members, but four are quite active:
  7. The regular IRC networks are Efnet and DALnet. Efnet has a supporting Web site at http://www.angelfire.com/de/diabeteschan/.

    Using IRC is a good way to learn and get to talk in "real time" to others who have diabetes. Most traffic is in the evening, and you can arrange for your group of friends to meet you on a specific channel.

    To use IRC you need client software on your computer. For Windows users a good choice is mIRC, version 5.7 (or later), which includes the use of colors. It's available at several Web sites, including DALnet's excellent introduction to using IRC at http://www.dal.net/.

    After you get the software it is easy to just long onto a server for one of these networks using the list that comes with the program. To join any on-going discussion type /join #diabetes, which will put you in the diabetes channel of any of the networks. DALnet also has a channel called diabetic; type /join #diabetic to go there.

  8. Barry tells me that his site, www.allkindofeverything.co.uk, is a local UK site, but, with world wide forum and chat for people with diabetes.

II.COMPUSERVE

CompuServe's Diabetes or Hypoglycemia Forum is under new management and has a totally different look and feel. You don't have to be a CompuServe subscriber to use it, and it includes many messages and files. The URL is
http://forums.compuserve.com/vlforums/default.asp?SRV=DiabetesForum

III. PRODIGY

Diabetes Topic on Prodigy has strong supporters. The group has a diabetic chat room that generally meets on Wednesday evenings. The group's endocrinologist answers messages from members, and once a month the endocrinologist joins the chat. Or you can direct questions to a dietitian who recently joined the group.

Jump to Medical Support BB and choice the diabetes topic.

IV. AMERICA ONLINE

AOL has two types of online support groups available to its members:

  • One is the DM resource in a support group area. To find it, from the main menu, select GO to Lifestyles and Interests. Then select Better Health and Fitness. Next select the Message Center, then Self-Help and Support Groups, and finally the DM bulletin board.
  • AOL's other resource is weekly on-line "meetings:"

    One weekly meeting is in a "room" set aside for discussions of diabetes, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET each Sunday evening.

    Another weekly meeting is called Diabetic Kids for the parents and caregivers of diabetic children. This group meets in a private room called Diabetic Kids, starting at 9 p.m. ET each Thursday evening.

V. LOCAL BBS'S

  1. The Diabetes Care Support Bulletin Board in the U.K. is online from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. 365 days a year, according to Dr. Alfred Jones, the sysop. It is for adults and children with diabetes and contains information and help for all people with diabetes. It's free, and you can upload and download files. The phone number is (0207)-916-0599 in the U.K. or (+44)-171-916-0599 international, and the modem speed is 2400 or 19,200 Kpbs. The setup is the usual 8-1-N.
  2. The Black Bag BBS in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, has news, message boards and files on a variety of medical topics. Diabetes has its own area. You can also download a list of other health-related boards. Run by Dr. Edward Del Grosso, a radiologist, the Black Bag BBS is a Fidonet board and part of the international diabetes echo of some 3,500 systems. It can be reached by modem at (610) 454-7396 at up to 14.4 Kbps. The setup is the usual 8-1-N.
  3. The Cracker Barrel BBS in Falmouth, Virginia, is run by Gary and Kevin Graham. This the world's largest board as far a number of medical echoes available, and it focuses diabetes. It has an active diabetes message section, extensive files, and links to Usenet newsgroups, including misc.health.diabetes and alt.support.diabetes.kids. The Cracker Barrel BBS is a Fidonet board and part of the international diabetes echo of some 3,500 systems. It can be reached by modem at (703) 899-2285 at up to 14.4 Kbps. The setup is the usual 8-1-N.
  4. The Guilde of High Sorcery BBS in San Diego, California, run by "Lord Archmage," is another Fidonet board and part of the international diabetes echo of some 3,500 systems. It can be reached by modem at (619) 575-8249 at up to 28.8 Kbps. The setup is the usual 8-1-N.
  5. Salata BBS in Redondo Beach, California, is devoted to cooking and recipes, health and nutrition. It has an on-line diabetic recipe database and other files available for downloading. This Fidonet board has Usenet access and is part of the international diabetes echo of some 3,500 systems. Karen Mintzias is the SysOp. Salata BBS can be reached by modem at (310) 543-0439 at up to 28.8 Kbps. The setup is the usual 8-1-N.

VI. OTHER SEARCH TOOLS

To search the wonderful Children with Diabetes site, fill in the form below and press Enter:

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To search the Diabetes Monitor site, fill in the form below and press Enter:

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It is no longer possible for me to list every substantive Web page dealing with diabetes, although I do try to list all of the most useful ones that come to my attention and every other on-line resource. A recent Alta Vista search for "diabetes" turned up no fewer than 100,000 Web pages where these terms were mentioned. So if none of the links here turn up what you are looking for, here are two of the best Web search tools.

VII. COPYRIGHT

You may quote part of this page in on-line documents and printed publications, but please notify me so I can add a reference and make sure that you add pointers to the places where people can get the latest version.

Permission to link this site to yours is not needed. Of course, I would be delighted to hear from you, especially if you have a new site that you think should be linked here.

I have no control over the content or continued existence of these external on-line resources, and I therefore cannot guarantee that they will function as promised. The appearance of a site on this list does not imply any endorsement by me.

IX. HELP ME

Since this information is constantly changing, readers are urged to email corrections and updates to me at mendosa@mendosa.com.

If you have a question about your health, please go to either DiabetesDiscussions.com, sponsored by the Diabetes Monitor, or use the Question Form for the Diabetes Team at Children with Diabetes.


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