The Diabetes.co.uk Forum is now reaching almost one in 10 of the UK’s diabetes population after welcoming its 300,000th member this month.
The Diabetes Forum, developed by Diabetes Digital Media, provides support to over 7.5% of the 3.8 million people currently living with diabetes in the UK. Available as a web and mobile app, the Diabetes Forum provides peer support – enabling people with diabetes to ask questions, share experiences and find support.
In 2017, the Forum was described as a “catalyst of innovation” following a study by Royal Holloway, University of London, and was shown to “empower members”. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, also examined the social dynamics of Twitter, Facebook and Diabetes.co.uk and their value implications for people with diabetes, concluding that the Forum was the “most actively used social medium” for people with diabetes.
Arjun Panesar, CEO of Diabetes Digital Media, said: “The Diabetes.co.uk Forum is a space for people with diabetes and their friends and carers to find support, ask questions and share their experiences. This is a compassionate platform where everyone is tolerated, within reason, and we thank you very much for being part of the community. The Diabetes Forum has helped hundreds of thousands of people over the last 16 years. and we look forward to continuing to do so.”