Diabetes Online Support Guide

One of the best-supporting tools people with diabetes have is the extensive diabetes community that is always eager to help others and work together. We want to share with you a document where you can find a wide variety of communities, organizations and learn more about how the diabetes online support can benefit you.

An open letter to Ellen DeGeneres

Dear Ellen, People with diabetes deserve kindness!! I think you can help because people trust you and are inspired by you, I know I am. I am writing to you because we have a national healthcare crisis….people, media and even White House officials are blaming and shaming people with Diabetes.  We need someone like you…

Perceptions of Stigma in the Diabetes Online Community: Challenges of day-to-day living shared during Twitter chats

Background: The diabetes online community (DOC) creates a safe place where people can share experiences and not feel alone while living with a chronic condition. In a 2015 study of Twitter chat data, the theme of stigma surfaced as a key reason why people with type 2 diabetes do not engage in the DOC. Self-management of…

Exploring the Wisdom of the Diabetes Online Community: Themes from Social Networking Conversations

Social Media is a very powerful tool, that can be used for good. This is exactly what iDOCr wants to validate. People with diabetes need constant support and answers to the daily struggles and situations diabetes management present to the pwd and it’s family members. Peer support using social media and online communities have demonstrated…