Diabetes Social Networking

David Mendosa Health Guide February 26, 2011
  • The social network space for people with diabetes lags well behind the Internet's superb ability to provide information. Websites like HealthCentral far exceed the older sources of information that we have -- including our health care teams, our books, and our magazines -- in the quantity and often e...

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  • Amylia Grace Yeaman
    Health Guide
    Oct. 18, 2011

    Ja wohl! Ausgezeichnet!

     

    Looking forward...

  • VickiKron
    Mar. 01, 2011

    I'm so excited to join a site that will actually give helpful, truthful, healthy information to all people with diabetes. 

     

    When more and more diabetics learn that a low carb diet and daily exercise are two of the most important "medicines" and two of the best perscriptions they need to manage and control their diabetes, we will be on our way to...

    RHMLucky777

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    I'm so excited to join a site that will actually give helpful, truthful, healthy information to all people with diabetes. 

     

    When more and more diabetics learn that a low carb diet and daily exercise are two of the most important "medicines" and two of the best perscriptions they need to manage and control their diabetes, we will be on our way to helping thousands that are being led down the high-carb road to more weight gain and more and more medications.

     

    There are a ton of so-called Diabetes Information Sites on the Web.  Unfortunately most of them are giving information to diabetics that will actually harm them and not make them better.

     

    So thanks for getting this site started.  Great work and I'm looking forward to spending some valuable time here.

  • lilylily
    Feb. 27, 2011

    This sounds very interesting. I attend a monthly support group and at age 57, I am about the youngest one there.  It is only an hour and I enjoy it, but would like to see something more in-depth.  I always learn something new from the speaker and from whoever I sit with.  It helps to keep me on track.  What does being a moderator entail? ...

    RHMLucky777

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    This sounds very interesting. I attend a monthly support group and at age 57, I am about the youngest one there.  It is only an hour and I enjoy it, but would like to see something more in-depth.  I always learn something new from the speaker and from whoever I sit with.  It helps to keep me on track.  What does being a moderator entail?  lily  Type 2

    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Feb. 27, 2011

      Dear Lily,

       

      I am glad that you want to be a moderator! But rather than asking me what it entails, please ask Wolf on the site.

       

      Best regards,

       

      David

  • Michael Hoskins
    Feb. 26, 2011

    This sounds like a great new resource for people within the ever-expanding Diabetes Online Community. I do think there are many of these types of resources already existing, even if they've just surfaced in the past few years. One that comes to mind immediately for all segments of the Diabetes Community is TuDiabetes. Another is the JDRF's Juvenation that has...

    RHMLucky777

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    This sounds like a great new resource for people within the ever-expanding Diabetes Online Community. I do think there are many of these types of resources already existing, even if they've just surfaced in the past few years. One that comes to mind immediately for all segments of the Diabetes Community is TuDiabetes. Another is the JDRF's Juvenation that has is relatively new in the past couple years but is growing. I know some others have been introduced, which I think are all great. My only concern, I suppose, is that there are SO MANY being introduced and at some point, it just gets to be too much for even the most-connected and involved. Anyhow, this sounds like a great idea and place and I'm looking forward to being a part and seeing how it grows. Thanks for sharing this information, David!

    • Anonymous
      Stephanie
      Feb. 28, 2011

      I think I know where David is coming from. Tudiabetes has a few parts to it to make it a social networking site. They seem to be the forum and the blog post, but essentially it is an information site with a stack of data. I find the TUdiabetes site a bit repetitive and the website suffers from a lack of activity. To me TUdiabetes does not seem to be built...

      RHMLucky777

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      I think I know where David is coming from. Tudiabetes has a few parts to it to make it a social networking site. They seem to be the forum and the blog post, but essentially it is an information site with a stack of data. I find the TUdiabetes site a bit repetitive and the website suffers from a lack of activity. To me TUdiabetes does not seem to be built around the social networking basis whereas MyDiaBlog is exactly the opposite. I can't see another website that is like MyDiaBlog. It almost has too many soc networking features!

    • Natalie
      Mar. 29, 2011

      That's funny -- I see NO lack of activity on TuDiabetes -- rather it has too much! I do quite a bit of interacting there, and I don't find it information heavy at all. Most of my interacting is in private messages, though, so it's not evident to the public.If you want to interact, all you have to do is friend people and start talking! The forums and discussions...

      RHMLucky777

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      That's funny -- I see NO lack of activity on TuDiabetes -- rather it has too much! I do quite a bit of interacting there, and I don't find it information heavy at all. Most of my interacting is in private messages, though, so it's not evident to the public.If you want to interact, all you have to do is friend people and start talking! The forums and discussions are very open, as well.

       

      All of this is not to say that MyDiaBlog is not a worthwhile site -- I'm there as well. It's still in its infancy, but has a great potential. And I'm seeing quite a number of my friends from TuDiabetes there, too!