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  1. James
    James September 12, 2012 at 4:53 am | | Reply

    Hi – Will you please post a link to your important Blog at The Type 1 Diabetes Community at vorts.com? Our members will really appreciate it.
    Members include: Those living with Type 1 Diabetes, their families, friends, experts and support groups.
    It’s easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also add Articles, Photos, and Videos if you like.
    Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you. I hope you consider sharing with us.
    The Type 1 Diabetes Community: http://www.vorts.com/type_1_diabetes/
    Thanks,
    James Kaufman, Editor

  2. Drew
    Drew September 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm | | Reply

    My involvement w/online health groups stemmed from my search for information about my newly diagnosed diabetes. I’m a black and white kind of guy and diabetes was an absolute mystery. I had to know how it worked. How I got it. How to deal/live w/it and most of all how to beat it. So after joining several web sites I slowly changed my eating habits. Increased my exercise and eventually got my A1C from over 9 to 5.4 and I lost 77 pounds. It wasn’t easy nor was it fun but it has been worthwhile and I am now transitioning from huge life changes to maintaining good behavior. I don’t know who MikeH is but online forums such as this one are so helpful especially in this fast paced busy world. The site is available when I need it and on my terms.

  3. Tammie Grey
    Tammie Grey September 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm | | Reply

    Social networking’s impact to diabetics will be instilling a feeling of “You’re not alone.”

  4. Jim Milstead
    Jim Milstead September 16, 2012 at 9:00 am | | Reply

    Mike thanks for sharing your experience, and very helpful review of some of the online resources available. We have developed a health social network focused on user-generated treatment ratings which has been successfully used by a group with a rare medical condition (more rare than diabetes). If you’re interested in checking it out please email me for a beta pass (we’re in closed beta right now). I’d love to have any feedback you could give me.

    Thanks,
    Jim

  5. #GBDOC
    #GBDOC October 11, 2012 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    Take a look at this as an example of social media being used by PWD for PWD. To educate, support, connect and empower.
    Inspired by the #dsma, #gbdoc now has nearly 400 active participants who have tweeted nearly 7000 times in 8 hours of moderated chat.

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