For anyone looking around for a useful diabetes education video that’s worth the time to watch, I’ve got a few recommendations. (So much of what you find on the web is either outdated, inaccurate, of more waste of time than it’s worth!)
Of course, the list will start with our fun and friendly Health Nuts Media videos. (I mean…duh… I’d be a real schmuck if I didn’t mention our stuff, right?!) But there are folks who’ve put together some pretty good content that I’d highly recommend for those looking to understand diabetes.
For me, the basic criteria that makes any diabetes education video content worth the time to watch includes:
- Short – too long and it makes me too sleepy
- Engaging – this one’s harder as many only reach bare minimum “engage-ability”
- Useful – the content must have real value that helps increase understanding
I know; these criteria seem sort of self-evident, don’t they? But, if you try looking about for worthwhile diabetes education video material using these three simple guidelines, you’ll see the list of resources dwindles pretty quickly!
So, with no further ado, here’s my list of links for diabetes education video content that, for the most part, meets the “short, engaging, and useful” criteria:
- D is for Diabetes
- What is Diabetes?
- Insulin, Glucose and You
- Super Foods for Diabetics
- Animation about diabetes and the body (a bit long, but with a nice UK accent)
- Diabetes – made simple
- Diabetes Basics: What Is Diabetes?
- Diabetes – Animed Health
- 2011 Sanofi US Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge
- 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge
- Diabetes Animation
- ADA – Stop Diabetes
- Lenny Explica la Diabetes (Spanish)
- Carol Tiene Diabetes (Spanish)
- La Diabetes (Spanish)
- Conhecendo o Diabetes Mellitus com “Dr. Legalvus” (Spanish – longish, but well done)
As you can see, some of these are a bit long, some are a little less engaging, and some may be less useful than others depending upon you particular needs, but all are pretty much within the criteria I mentioned above. (Personally, though I know I’m biased, I think the first two are particularly good…and you should see the rest of our “Understanding Diabetes” series!)
Posted – June 5, 2012