Diabetes forum reaches milestone
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.
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.