The DOC (Diabetes Online Community) can be a valuable help and is becoming recognised by healthcare professionals and industry as an important resource.
Connect with other people with diabetes/parents
Children with Diabetes UK: www.childrenwithdiabetesuk.org – information and support for parents, plus a UK email support group
IP-UK: www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk – lots of information about insulin pumping, plus an email support group
DiabetesSupport.co.uk: www.diabetessupport.co.uk – UK online support forum for everything related to diabetes.
Diabetes UK: Peer Support Telephone and email support.
Circle D Rocks is for people with diabetes aged 18 – 30. They also have a Facebook group.
Diabetic Friend is an online community that helps you manage your diabetes and share stories”
#GBDOC: empower connect support educate (including a live weekly Tweet chat)
Hedgie Pricks Diabetes – for the days you want to hibernate. Getting better awareness of the psychological, emotional and social side of living with diabetes
The D Team – type 1 diabetes, peer-to-peer support in Swindon
There are lots of Facebook groups, including: INPUT, London Insulin Pump Users drinks, Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the UK, Insulin Pump Users, GB Diabetic Online Community, Type One Teens, Parents of Type 1 Teens and many more, so you can find the one/s where you fit in best!
UK – Every Day Ups and Downs – “a collection of thoughts, observations, comments and questions from a family living with type 1 diabetes in the UK”
UK - InsulinIndependent – “making sense of diabetes”
UK - MyPump – information about pumps, blood glucose meters and more
UK - Shoot Up or Put Up – “Comatose and rotting toes – the lighter side of insulin dependency”
US - Diabetes Developments – a blog on the latest diabetes developments by David Mendosa
US - Diabetes Mine – “a gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people living with diabetes”
US - Six Until Me – “Diabetes doesn’t definie me, but it helps explain me”
UK - http://diabetespoetry.blogspot.com/ Diabetes Poetry
UK – Sugar and Spice…wish all things were nice - “I am a Consultant in Diabetes- trying to make a difference -if possible”
UK – The Grumpy Pumper – “It’s not about how hard you hit. Its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”
US – Typical Type 1 - “Is there anything new to say about living with Type 1 diabetes? Maybe not, but I’ll try anyway”
Interesting articles from the diabetes blogosphere
Have you seen our YouTube channel? here. We are always happy to add case studies if you would like to record something and email it to us.
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