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Diabetes forum reaches milestone

By Editor
3rd June 2015
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The UK’s largest forum for people with diabetes has hit another milestone – reaching more than 150,000 members.

Diabetes.co.uk offers people affected by diabetes – including friends, family and carers – a platform where they can talk, support and help each other by sharing stories and swapping knowledge.

diabetes.co_.uk-black-1024x255The website also aims to raise awareness and provides education for the diabetes community.

It was proven in a 2013 survey completed by over 1,000 respondents in 48 hours that the Diabetes.co.uk forum helped members of the community in their day-to-day lives and diabetes management. The survey showed that:

  • A 73 per cent of forum members said that they had improved their understanding of diabetes because of information on the diabetes forum
  • 44 per cent of forum members said they had improved their blood glucose control
  • 35 per cent of forum members said the forum had helped them to reduce their HbA1c
  • 55  per cent of forum members said they had improved their diet choices
  • And almost half of the forum members who completed the survey said they had more confidence in managing their diabetes

Arjun Panesar, Chief Technical Officer, said: “We are delighted that the diabetes community forum has reached 150,000 members. The Diabetes.co.uk forum is a support mechanism that enables and educates people to realise they aren’t alone and makes a positive difference to people’s lives.”

With 150,000 members and an average diagnosis period of eight years, there is more than 1,200,000 years of experience forum.

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