Diabetes Strong is committed to sharing information about diabetes management with honesty and integrity. The policies below outline how we develop, review, and update our editorial content.
The mission of Diabetes Strong is to provide a platform where people living with any type of diabetes can find all the information they need to live healthy and active lives. We are deeply committed to always putting the needs of people touched by diabetes first. In all of our decisions, if there is ever a conflict between business and what is right for people living with diabetes, we will choose what is right for people with diabetes.
Online diabetes information can be technical, overwhelming, and sometimes scary. We try our very best to make the information understandable and accessible so you can make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love.
We simplify complex topics, avoid unnecessary medical language, and focus on the positive actions you can take to improve your diabetes care. Whether you’re looking for fact-based guidance about a specific condition, a motivational story from somebody living with diabetes, or an honest review of diabetes-related products, we try to provide the most honest and accurate information possible.
Our Writers are Subject-Matter Expert
Our writers are all subject-matter experts and the majority live with diabetes themselves. They include doctors, diabetes educators, researchers, dietitians, and medical journalists chosen for their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.
Our writers are trained in research and science-based medical writing and are supported by our editorial team and medical review team.
Our editorial team manages all of our content. Each individual piece of content is reviewed by several people to ensure that it is patient-focused, easy to understand, and adheres to the highest standards for accuracy, objectivity, and trustworthiness.
The editorial team always strives to uphold the Society for Professional Journalists’ foundations for ethical journalism.
Medical Review Process
Our Medical Review Board is comprised of practicing specialists in fields related to diabetes and includes Medical Doctors (MD), Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES), Psychologists (PsyD), Registered Dietitians (RD), and other accredited experts. They review our published content to ensure that it’s accurate and current.
A medical reviewer with expertise in the relevant content area will confirm that a piece of content is thorough and contains facts and guidelines that reflect the latest in evidence-based research and health information.
If a medical reviewer suggests improvements, they are shared directly with our editorial team and implemented immediately. It is only after a medical reviewer has approved a piece of content that the words “Medically Approved” are added to the article byline.
References, Sources, and Citations
We have strict guidelines for sources and citation and rely on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, government agencies, and medical associations. Primary sources, including studies, scientific references, and statistics, are linked within each article or at the end of the article.
Our editorial team routinely evaluates our existing content to ensure all information is updated and reflective of the most current research, guidelines, and statistics. Each piece of content is clearly marked with both a publishing date and a date for the last update.
If you come across any inconsistencies or outdated facts, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest
We may occasionally feature content that is developed by or in conjunction with our advertisers. We will always clearly disclose that this content was developed with our sponsors.
We sometimes review products that we have gotten for free or at a reduced price. We always disclose when this happens.
We sometimes post links through which a purchase will give us a portion of the sale. We will always disclose that financial relationship at the beginning of the article.
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Last Updated November 29, 2021