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Most of the information here comes from David Cohler <ar051(AT)lafn.org>, who
tried out all the online services and sent me his reviews. Thanks, David! I
don't have any information about commercial services in countries other than
the US.

CompuServe has a very active "Diabetes Forum." In many respects, it is the
single most comprehensive online resource for diabetics, featuring active
participation from several dozen countries, an extensive document library,
and an extensive software library. The moderators ("sysops") are quick to
pounce on misinformation and either correct it or delete it. No flaming
allowed. As of late 1995 the main drawback to CIS is price; even under a new
pricing policy, accessing the Diabetes Forum just 20 minutes a day could
result in charges of US$30 per month.

America Online has a diabetes support area. It is newer and smaller than
Compuserve's, but growing. The health forum has a number of information files
on diabetes which users can read and download. These files generally contain
good advice and some explanation, but not in-depth explanation.

Also on AOL, each Sunday evening at 8:30 Eastern Time (US) a diabetes support
group meets in a "private room" named "Diabetes". For more information, email
Jim Lewis <jblewis(AT)aol.com>.

Prodigy has a relatively small but active and very friendly support group
accessed by "jumping" to "Medical Support BB" and then selecting "diabetes"
as the bookmark configuration. The board is monitored by several CDEs.
Although there is some discussion of scientific research, etc., the
preponderance of posts concerns support for people having trouble with
self-management. This is an excellent place for newly-diagnosed diabetics who
still need a lot of basic information and emotional support. Moderated (no
flaming allowed).

Delphi has an active diabetes support forum, accessed by typing GO REL DIA.
Lisa Crawford <LISA_POOH(AT)delphi.com> is the host and forum manager.

Genie has a miniscule diabetes support area, configured as an RT ("Round
Table," Genie's term for BB). As of May 1995, traffic was at the rate of a
dozen posts per week.

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.
Bhavani
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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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