In this age of information overload, it is important to differentiate accurate information from those that are not backed by strong scientific evidence. Nowhere is this more true than in the area of diabetes. As someone once said, not all that is googled is gold. Good and reliable information about a medical condition can help the patient make the correct treatment choices with good outcomes. On the other hand, wrong or inaccurate information can lead to disastrous results. Reliable information are often found in materials produced by established medical bodies which sometimes can also be found on their websites. Some examples are books on diabetes such as:

1) Complete Guide to Diabetes by the American Diabetes Association
2) ABC of Diabetes by Tim Holt and, Sudhesh Kumar
3) Diabetes A to Z What You Need to Know About Diabetes – Simply Put by the American Diabetes Association

There is one caveat though. Even with reputable sources, there is always a possibility that certain parts of the information may be outdated. This often happens in medical literature as advances in treatment and understanding of the disease are moving at a fast pace. As always, when in doubt, talk to your doctor who will be able to clarify the information for you.

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