According to diabetes news, online communities genuinely provide support and camaraderie for patients with diabetes . Whether it is facebook, twitter or an online community forum, thousands of people with diabetes are using the internet to learn more about their condition.
Support between patients is phenomenal, with many going out of their way to help each other. Diabetes charity Diabetes UK found that their Facebook page has been particularly successful. Amanda Neylo, the digital media manager of Diabetes UK, was reported as commenting: “Just looking at our wall on any day shows how people are supporting each other, sharing stories and celebrating successes and motivating those who are feeling down.”
Fresh research from the US indicates that internet support for sufferers of chronic diseases, including diabetes, is soaring. More and more diabetics are thought to be accessing user-generated health content including blog posts, hospital reviews, doctor reviews and podcasts.

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