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Diabetes forum helps 200,000 people

By Editor
19th May 2016, Good practice Latest news

A total of 200,000 people have improved their health since joining a leading online diabetes forum. is Europe’s fastest-growing online community for people living with diabetes, with 2.2 million unique visitors a month.

In a recent survey over 73 per cent of the forum members agreed that the information on the site has helped them in their understanding of diabetes.

The forum is a free resource and offers a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first-hand knowledge.

Founder and chief technology officer Arjun Panesar said: “We have always tried to make sure that the forum is a support mechanism that enables and educates people to realise they aren’t alone – that they have a platform to share concerns, find out information and manage their lives with diabetes.

“The fact that we now have over 200,000 forum members just goes to show how essential has become in providing people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with help and practical solutions.”

Online threads

The site provides users with up-to-date diabetes information and allows members to ask others questions about their condition, of which most are answered within four minutes.

Popular topics often discussed in the online threads include metformin, diabetes complications and dietary tips.

The Member Area is updated regularly with recipe books, apps, education programmes and trials.

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK is estimated to be 3.5 million.

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