Copyright © 1995-1998 Bob Connors
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About Bob's Good Stuff Lists: Diabetes
Back in 1986, when I was first diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic, my doctor handed me a small brochure containing information about Diabetes. I was sent to a Dietician to attend a class on Diabetes and learned more about caring for Cholesterol than I did about Diabetes. I needed more information but had no idea where to find it.
In 1995, I became actively involved in the Internet and, specifically, the World Wide Web (WWW). Using the search engines available at the time, I tried to find information about Diabetes but, alas, there was sparse information online at that time. I knew that if it was hard for me, a computer literate person, to find information, it would certainly be even more difficult for people just getting into computers and the WWW. I decided that a place was needed where Diabetes sites could be categorized and listed so as to make it easy for people to find the information they needed. Thus, Bob's Good Diabetes Stuff Lists (now known as Bob's Good Stuff Lists: Diabetes) came into being.
The Diabetes Lists currently consist of 12 categories, some of which contain sub-categories. The main categories are:
- Associations & Organizations
Non-profit (for the most part) associations and organizations that are Diabetes related.
- Commercial Diabetes Related Sites
Companies that sell items for Diabetes management and treatment.
Coping with Diabetes in Every Day Life.
Drugs and other treatments for Diabetes and Diabetes complications
- Diabetes Events
Current or upcoming events of interest to Diabetics in calendar format. Visitors may submit events they know of to the calendar.
- Diabetes Care Facilities
Places where Diabetics can receive treatment for their disease.
- Diabetes Food and Diet
Links to information about food and diets for diabetics. Two sub-categories containing Recipes and Restaurant information are included.
- Diabetes Informational & Educational Sites
Links to sites that have either educational programs of general information about Diabetes.
- Diabetes Magazines
Online magazines related to Diabetes. Some sites may require registration or subscription to view the contents.
Links to sites containing news about Diabetes. Additionally, there are news articles listed by month of release that I have found on the WWW.
- Diabetes Related Personal Web Sites
A lot of other people are putting up personal web pages that have a Diabetes theme. When I find them, I list them here.
- Diabetes Research Sites
A list of Diabetes research programs or projects.
- Diabetes Resource Lists
A list of other sites (besides this one) that have Diabetes related links.
In addition, Bob's Good Stuff Lists: Diabetes contains the following added features:
- Chat Room
With a Java-based browser (such as Netscape Navigator v2 and above or Microsoft Internet Explorer v3 and above), you can chat online in real-time with other diabetics from all around the world. Now you don't have to feel "all alone" and can talk with other diabetics that are having the same problems as you are. Not to mention that chatting is fun! You have to register to access the Chat Room but registration is free. All registration information is kept confidential.
- Diabetes Mailing List
Use the Diabetes Mailing List to post your diabetes related questions and get answers from others who have the disease. This is especially useful for those people who cannot join in the discussion in the Java Chat Room, but can be used by anyone. You can read any and all the messages posted to the Diabetes Mailing List but you cannot post a message unless you are subscribed. A link for subscription is provided.
- Diabetes Bookstore
This bookstore, in association with Amazon.com, offers books, audio, and video items, many at discounted prices. Over 1200 items will ultimately be offered. Books are listed alphabetically within three major categories: In Stock, Special Order, or Out of Print. Each page contains search forms for the local Bookstore or Amazon.com or use our advanced search engines page to help find what you are looking for.
For the most part, I did not write the descriptions contained in the lists. I have, however, personally reveiwed each site to ensure that it contains information that you will find useful. Otherwise, it would not be listed. Generally, the information provided for each link was extracted from the site itself or furnished by the person who added the link. It is done this way to 1) provide you with enough information to determine if you want to visit the site and, 2) to allow you to judge for yourself the usefulness of the information the site contains.
I neither vouch for nor endorse any of the information or products listed. I am providing the links only as a public service. You must determine the validity of any claims contained on any of these sites for yourself. Please be sure to discuss any medical information you find on any of these links with your health care professional BEFORE using that information in your diabetes treatment program.
If you know of a Diabetes related web site that is not included in any of Bob's Good Stuff Lists: Diabetes (except the Bookstore), you can add that web site by using the Add A Link option that appears at the top of each list page. This will not automatically add the site to the lists. Instead, it is stored in a special database until I have the opportunity to personally visit and review the site. If the site meets my requirements, it is added to the lists. Otherwise, it is not. You will receive email notification as to the decision concerning your submission.
While you are here, why not take a moment to sign my Guestbook and leave some comments about anything concerning this page or your own personal situation. If you have your own web site, you can include it as part of your Guestbook entry, allowing others to browse your site. It is also a good place to find email addresses of people who share your interest in Diabetes.
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