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…