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“I Read It Online”: Guiding Patients Toward Reliable Information Sources on the Internet

Join the American Diabetes Association on Tuesday, January 11th, at 3 p.m. EDT for a live, one-hour panel discussion about identifying and guiding patients toward reliable information sources on the internet. The session is a part of the "Hands On: Tips to Improve Diabetes Care" webinar series available exclusively to ADA members and offering CE credit.


In this webinar, speakers will discuss the reality of health information seeking by diabetes patients along with the benefits and challenges of such practices. Speakers will also discuss ways to providers to work collaboratively with patients and equip them with the knowledge needed to evaluate online information. Presenters will share five actionable tips for empowering patients in the online space before the webinar concludes with a live Q&A session.


The “Hands On: Tips to Improve Diabetes Care” series is presented by ADA’s Behavioral Medicine & Psychology, Diabetes in Primary Care, and Diabetes Technology Interest Groups through the generous support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.



Eugene E. Wright, Jr., MD

Medical Director, Performance Improvement

Charlotte Area Health Education Center (Charlotte, NC)



Amy Butts, PA-C, MPAS, CDE, BC-ADM

Endocrine Physician Assistant

Wheeling Hospital (Wheeling, WV)


Henry Rodriguez, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Director

University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of consumer online health information-seeking and participation in online diabetes communities.
  • Appreciate the need for and ways to foster collaborative, non-adversarial patient-provider communication around the accuracy of online diabetes-related information.
  • Evaluate the quality of online information by asking specific questions about the website, its sponsoring organization, its purpose, and its sources.
Develop a list of reliable sources of online diabetes information to share with patients.  
Availability: No future session
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 ACPE Credit
1 ANCC Credit
1 AAPA Credit
1 CDR Credit
1 APA Credit
1 ASWB Credit
1 COP Credit
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