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

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 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.
Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 1-800-DIABETES
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