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Several public electronic mailing lists have diabetes-related content. The
main alternative to a newsgroup is the DIABETIC list, which carries about
60-80 messages/day. Its charter is to be "a support and information group for
diabetics". The overall flavor and atmosphere are different from the m.h.d
newsgroup, so if you find that you are uncomfortable with one, try the other.
If you subscribe to the DIABETIC list, be prepared for the large volume of
messages. If you have not dealt with this volume of email before, it will be
quite disconcerting to see so many messages appear in your personal mailbox,
and I advise that you consider one of the following methods to avoid being

     -- set up a mailbox (aka userid, account, screen name) separate from
        your normal personal mailbox in which to receive the mailing list.
        You will have to ask locally whether this is possible on your system.
        You may also be able to use your mail program to filter mailing list
        messages into a separate mailbox.

     -- convert to the digest as soon as you have subscribed. The digest
        option collects messages into large postings called digests (a misuse
        of the word, as all messages are included in their entirety). This
        digest is sent daily, or when its size passes a limit (currently 2000
        lines). Convert to digest form by sending a message addressed to the
        listserv (see below) with a message body containing

            set diabetic mail digest

TYPE_ONE is a low to moderate volume mailing list for discussion of type 1
diabetes, intended primarily as a support group. It carries about 10
messages/day. There is no digest option. If you get any error messages from
"majordomo", be sure to write directly to the list owner,
jamyers(AT), as sometimes the software at netcom prevents him from
replying directly.

DIABETES-EHLB started as an Electronic HighLights Bulletin to distribute
information presented at the ADA conference in June 1996. It was carried
forward as a moderated mailing list. The moderator plans to try to keep
discussions focussed on specific topics.

TRNSPLNT is a low volume mailing list for discussion of organ transplants. It
carries about 10 messages/day. It is relevant to diabetes because
complications of diabetes often lead to kidney transplants. TRNSPLNT is
gatewayed with the newsgroup bit.listserv.transplant, which is available at
Usenet sites which carry the bit.* hierarchy of newsgroups.

DIABETES-NEWS is a one-way list provided by _Diabetes Interview_ magazine. It
provides a sample, one article per week, from the printed magazine. See the
section on "Could you recommend some good magazines?" for more information
about the printed magazine.

AUTOIMMUNE is a moderated, low volume list carrying technical information
about research on autoimmune disorders, including type 1 diabetes.

HYPO is a moderate volume mailing list for support and information on
hypoglycemia (as a medical condition as opposed to an insulin reaction).

To subscribe to the mailing list in the first column, send a message to the
email address in the second column (or to the alternate if given) containing
the command in the third column. Note that Firstname Lastname is your real
name, such as John Doe. The listserv software will use the email address in
your message header for your subscription. If you have trouble sending email
to the listserv, or if you receive no response, then you will need the help
of someone at your site.

   DIABETIC   listserv(AT)     subscribe diabetic Firstname Lastname

   TYPE_ONE   listserv(AT)     subscribe type_one

              listserv(AT) subscribe diabetes-ehlb Fstnm Lstnm

   TRNSPLNT   listserv(AT)wuvmd.bitnet   subscribe trnsplnt Firstname Lastname

      diabetes-news-request(AT)    subscribe

   AUTOIMMUNE maiser(AT)  Subscribe autoimmune_research

   HYPO       hypo-request(AT)  subscribe hypo

   NECROBIOSIS [no command needed]
      web page:

For up to date information and more diabetes-related mailing lists, see
Rick Mendosa's Online Diabetes Resources FAQ at

User Contributions:

Raqiba Shihab
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May 10, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
Many thanks. My husband has Type 2 diabetes and we were a bit concerned about his blood sugar/glucose levels because he was experiencing symptoms of hyperglyceamia. We used a glucometer which displays the reading mg/dl so in my need to know what the difference
between and mg/dl and mmol/l is, i came across your article and was so pleased to aquire a lot more info regarding blood glucose, how to read and convert it.
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Aug 11, 2012 @ 9:09 am
It was really informative and useful for people who don't know conversion. Thanks to you

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