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What is the benefit of this Global Diabetes Community?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Charlotte.S, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Charlotte.S

    Charlotte.S Other · Member
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    The Diabetes Forum is the UK's largest diabetes forum with over 80,000 members. Members find support, ask questions and share experiences.

    A survey conducted in November 2013 proved the effectiveness the Diabetes Forum, revealing that membership resulted in:

    35.2% of members having an improved HbA1c

    54.4%
    of members having improved their diet choices

    71.4% of members having an improved understanding of their diabetes

    44.1% of people having improved blood glucose control

    48.3%
    of people having improved their ability to cope with their diabetes

    48.5% of people having improved confidence in managing their diabetes​

    Keep in touch with the DCUK forum on the go, search for Diabetes Forum on Google Play or the App Store.
     
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  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Interesting stats Charlotte and I'm not surprised really, I can concur with all of the above from using this forum:)
     
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  3. Mud Island Dweller

    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This forum is invaluable
     
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  4. equipoise

    equipoise · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good, but could we have numbers as well as percentages? Or could we know what percentage of the 80,000 responded?
     
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  5. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    This forum has been a lifeline to many people. I joined a year ago absolutely clueless and read lots and asked lots. Education really is the key to managing diabetes. I would have really struggled without this place !


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
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  6. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  7. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep , knew nothing when I joined, still fall off the wagon sometimes but at least now I know how to put it right.
     
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  8. ani010

    ani010 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Only been diabetic since october and learnt so much and met some lovely helpfull people.

    Great support group and well worth joining.

    Ani xxxx
     
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  9. alanywiseman

    alanywiseman Type 1 · Member

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    (likeI only joined the forum in the last few weeks but i already see that it is going to be invaluable. To be able to talk to people eho have experenced what you have really helps.
     
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  10. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    you mean this isnt the mitsubishi owners forum?
     
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  11. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What sort of mitsubishi have you got Andy ????!!!!
    CAROL
     
  12. Mongoose39uk

    Mongoose39uk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Works for me
     
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  13. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    lol i have a warrior its my company car :)

    edit for taxman: only used for work purposes

    edit: for insurance: always garaged at night
     
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  14. 2christine

    2christine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    switched my light on lol.
     
  15. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Andy is it under a curfew or has it got a tag
    CAROL
     
  16. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    edit for Andy: Can I borrow it mate? My cars acting like a right old bag of spanners at the moment-I promise to return it with a 'complimentary' Magic tree vanilla air freshener and promise not to take it to Santa Pod for a 'Run what ya brung' event! lol
     
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  17. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    lol sure, the general grabber tyres will mean you can corner at 3 miles an hours before flipping it :)
    wo ive actually turned it into the mitsubishi owners forum lol, sorry
     
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  18. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am sure Andy will let you borrow it Paul because he runs every where:woot:
    CAROL
     
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  19. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone can borrow my car....of course you'd have to get yourself to NZ first ;)
     
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  20. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I never fail to LEARN something new everyweek 'here' at DCUK
    Diabetes is a HUGE learning curve ...
    The supportive community is a fantastic supportive bonus too .
    As how many other diabetics do we actually meet daily/weekly ?
     
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