Glycosmedia is a free and editorially independent diabetes news service.
It exists to bring the latest diabetes news and information to professionals working in the field
of diabetes, both in the clinic and in research.
Information overload is an overworked and much maligned term, but it is a truism when
considering the increasing proliferation of diabetes news and news resources. The problem
lies in the frustratingly unfocussed electronic news feeds that are available; feeds that
completely lack any intuition of the needs of the busy practitioner or researcher.
In contrast, the content for the weekly Glycosmedia news listing is selected “by hand” and
does not use an automated trawl of the Internet.
As well as being available online, Glycosmedia offers a free subscription to their weekly
newsletter delivered by email.
Subscription to free weekly email newsletter can be found here: http://
Glycosmedia was launched in June 2008 and at the moment there are over 1,500 healthcare
practitioners who subscribe to this free weekly newsletter.
Glycosmedia also updates their Twitter page here: http://twitter.com/Glycosmedia and this
is done in as close to real time as possible. In a similar way the Glycosmedia RSS feed is
updated with the latest news.
RSS feed: http://www.google.com/ig/add?
This RSS feed can be used by the sponsors of Glycosmedia to populate a news page
on their websites, and an example can be seen on the Abbott website here: http://
It is also fed into the Young Diabetologists website here:
The editor-in-chief of Glycosmedia is Jim Young and he regularly updates their blog with the
latest developments. The blog can be seen here: http://glycosmedia.blogspot.com/
Jim can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
The editorial team at Glycosmedia can be seen here: http://www.glycosmedia.com/
Glycosmedia is sponsored by Abbott Diabetes Care, Bayer Diabetes Care, Lilly and Novo
A link to Glycosmedia can be seen keeping very good company in the Professionals section
of the Diabetes UK website here: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professionals/Publications-
Finally, there are some testimonials to Glycosmedia here: http://www.glycosmedia.com/