‘Patient Beware’ Social Media & Diabetes

Patient Beware: Social Media Can Provide Inaccurate Diabetes Information.

Interesting information about online diabetes communities & the accuracy of health related information:

William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS, senior author of the study stated that, “To the best of our knowledge this is the first study to analyze in detail the quality of the information that people with diabetes are sharing with each other through Facebook.” “There are certainly public health benefits that can be garnered from these sites — but patients and doctors need to know it is really the Wild West out there.”

I should point out here that while I’ve lived with diabetes for 25 years, that makes me an expert on my health only. Everything I write about here is my personal insight…..proceed with care 🙂

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