Finding Credible CAM Diabetes Resources |

    Written by: Ashley Ehmig /
    Jun 28, 2018 7:19:00 AM

    How to Find Credible Complementary and Alternative Medicine Diabetes Resources

    How to Find Credible Complementary and Alternative Medicine Diabetes Resources

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    How can you tell if a source is trustworthy or credible? With so much information out on the Internet, it is tough to determine the reliability of a source.

    I published a previous blog about how to find credible complementary and alternative medicine cancer resources. In this post, I am extending the theme of credibility and how to find credible sources to provide you with a list of credible complementary and alternative medicine diabetes resources. You might remember from my previous post that one way to determine if a source is credible or not is by using the CRAAP Method, which stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. You can read more about this method HERE.

    Below, I have listed three credible complementary and alternative medicine resources on diabetes. Some of these resources are research-heavy, others, not so much. Feel free to explore!

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) on PubMed – Diabetes

    CAM on PubMed is a subset of the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed This subgroup limits your search to complementary and alternative medicine articles only [1]. I have provided a link to research articles on diabetes that are complementary and alternative medicine specific.

    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – Diabetes

    The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is the lead agency for research on healthcare systems, products, and practices such as complementary and alternative medicine [2]. The agency has a page dedicated to Diabetes and Dietary Supplements, including a section on Diet, Physical Exercise, Research Spotlights, and more. Feel free to explore their site for further information.

    Providence Health & Services – Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes

    Providence Health & Services is one of the largest healthcare providers [3]. Their website has a Health Resources subsection and within that section a specific page on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes. Take a look if interested. 

    Now, that I’ve provided my list, what are your favorite sources on complementary and alternative medicine and diabetes?

    Thank you for reading. If you have any questions about finding credible resources, please do not hesitate to reach out at

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    [1]. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (2017, September 24). CAM on pubmed. Retrieved from 

    [2]. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (2017, September 24). About NCCIH. Retrieved from 

    [3]. Providence Health & Services. (2017). About us. Retrieved from 

    This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician or naturopathic doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine. 

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I am an Online Instructional Design Librarian for American College of Healthcare Sciences, the Institution that publishes this blog. However, all opinions are my own. This blog may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    Authored by Ashley Ehmig

    Ashley received her Master of Library Science from Emporia State University, and her bachelors in general science from the University of Oregon. She has worked in libraries for seven years, including positions in academic libraries, continuing medical education, and medical archives. Ashley is passionate about providing information literacy through different technology platforms, and has an interest in instructional design and distance education. She loves working as a librarian and sharing her knowledge with others. In her free time, Ashley enjoys thrift shopping, reading in coffee shops, traveling, exploring new river spots (when it is warm), and hanging out with friends.

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