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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK)
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK)
Web address:http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/
Mirror address(es):http://www.niddk.nih.gov/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct661773
Date of initial review: summer 1996
Validity of certificate21 Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
Date of last visit24 Oct 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
HONcode status

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.


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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Board of Scientific Counselors Membership Roster
  (24 Oct 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site

The mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.
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to improve people’s health and quality of life
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Purpose of the website
Please note: NIDDK will not provide medical advice.
The medical information we provide is intended to help people better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. For medical advice, diagnosis, and answers to your questions, NIDDK urges you to visit a qualified physician (or dietitian if your questions concern nutrition).

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3. Confidentiality
NIDDK Privacy Statement
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
NIH Publication No. 11-3892
February 2011
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Page last updated: August 13, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact NIDDK
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The Web sites at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) are currently being modified so that they may be accessible to all users, and compatible with screen readers and other assistive technologies in order to comply with the Section 508 Standards. This is an on-going process. It is possible that you may encounter problems when accessing certain pages. If this is the case and you would like additional help accessing or understanding information on any NIDDK Web page, please contact us at
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Budget and Legislative Information

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8. Advertising policy
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