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"An online diabetes community (#doc) for every country, and in every language"

"An online diabetes community (#doc) for every country, and in every language" | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Great Britain Diabetes Online Community (#gbdoc) linchpin Paul Buchanan (@t1hba1c) writes:

"At 9 pm on 15 August 2012, #gbdoc held its first tweet chat. The first topic for discussion was UK National Hypo Awareness Week campaign, and the debate posed a series of questions about our own understanding of hypoglycaemia, the remedies we use, and how we
communicate about this and related issues to others.

This is where the numbers started to get very interesting for #gbdoc. The debate involved 62 people for approximately an hour. It reached a global audience of 483,637 people via Twitter. By week six, #gbdoc had grown from 62 to 319 participants from 10 countries. Amazingly, the group was creating so many tweets that the hash tag was ‘trending globally’. That means, bearing in mind that half a billion people use Twitter actively, that #gbdoc found itself among the most talked-about topics on the planet.

Social media form a tool that uniquely can provide a forum for people with diabetes to share knowledge and experiences to empower and support each other. Platforms like Twitter and Facebook represent a huge opportunity for the global diabetes community, including
healthcare professionals and industry, to help shape the future of our care, therapy and management.

At #gbdoc, our vision is of an online diabetes community (#doc) for every country – and in every language – where there are people with diabetes. That sounds ambitious, but the way things are going, we may be nearer to realizing that vision than we think!"

The full article can be read by clicking on the title link above, then following the link to the December 2012 issue. The article begins on p. 49

[AS: It has been wonderful to watch the #gbdoc community grow so explosively, and its success is a testament to the appetite of each member of the #gbdoc community to advocate, offer support, and share their experience of managing their disease.

It's going to be a great 2013 for #gbdoc, of that there can be no doubt whatsoever.]

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#gbdoc - privately funded, no sponsorship, no advertising, no product placement and no tie up with any commercial organisation.  All paid for by the founder, personally.

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http://www.gbdoc.co.uk

http://www.gbdoc.co.uk | Diabetes | Scoop.it

#gbdoc : a site by people with diabetes and for people with diabetes. Their friends, family, carers, employers and team.

 

Every Wednesday evening at 9pm (London Time) the gbdoc hosts a tweet chat for diabetics and by diabetics.  Join us.

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Type 1 diabetes treatment could end need for insulin shots

Type 1 diabetes treatment could end need for insulin shots | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult and Aberdeen University are working on lab-grown treatment that could help hundreds of thousands of people
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We live in hope!
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Avoid type 2 diabetes in children

Avoid type 2 diabetes in children | Diabetes | Scoop.it
There is no certain reason to increase the diabetes. But experts believe that it is related in part to the obesity epidemic. There are different risk factors for type2 diabetes in children such as obesity or being overweight, ethnic minority heritage, genetic risk with physical inactivity and poor eating habits or other problems with insulin resistance.
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Healthy parents, healthy children?

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Type 2 Diabetes in children

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Why is the ABC censoring debate on anti-cholesterol drugs? | David Gillespie

Why is the ABC censoring debate on anti-cholesterol drugs? | David Gillespie | Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Books!! Burn Them.... 

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▶ Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond - YouTube

Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of ca...
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A must watch for all #PWD 

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Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition

Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition | Diabetes | Scoop.it
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some time soon the organisations that claim to represent PWD will wake up and do the job they were formed for.

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Diabetes breakthrough drug can work for two days from a single jab

Diabetes breakthrough drug can work for two days from a single jab | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Scientists say the two-day diabetes jab will help millions and tests have found no side effects
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In mice #nuffsaid

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Diabetes patients urged to take extra care during the holy month

Diabetes patients urged to take extra care during the holy month | Diabetes | Scoop.it
The Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association in the Eastern Province advised members of the community and especially diabetes patients to take advantage of the holy month to adopt a healthy life-style
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Health Committee - publications

Committee publications from the 2010 Parliament include Reports and associated evidence, Responses to Reports, oral and written evidence that has yet to be or...
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David Kerr: Silicon is the new black

David Kerr: Silicon is the new black | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Recently the big four titans of technology (Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and Google) have, almost simultaneously, thrown their hats into the w
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'Sugar tax' call for child obesity

'Sugar tax' call for child obesity | Diabetes | Scoop.it
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One small step - when will they start talking about CARBS and WTF is a "ultra-processed food"??

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Bionic Pancreas Promises Big Boost in Health, Quality of Life for Type 1 Diabetics - Singularity Hub

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Bionic Pancreas Promises Big Boost in Health, Quality of Life for Type 1 Diabetics
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Diabetes, despite affecting nearly 350 million people worldwide, is not really a controlled illness.
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Tom Hanks Blames Bad Diet For His Type 2 Diabetes

Tom Hanks Blames Bad Diet For His Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Up to 58% of cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.
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Type 2 Diabetes - Tom hanks!!!

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Avoid type 2 diabetes in children

Avoid type 2 diabetes in children | Diabetes | Scoop.it
There is no certain reason to increase the diabetes. But experts believe that it is related in part to the obesity epidemic. There are different risk factors for type2 diabetes in children such as obesity or being overweight, ethnic minority heritage, genetic risk with physical inactivity and poor eating habits or other problems with insulin resistance.
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Healthy parents, healthy children?

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Type 2 Diabetes in children

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Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition

Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition | Diabetes | Scoop.it
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some time soon the organisations that claim to represent PWD will wake up and do the job they were formed for.

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Study finds that insulin pumps work better than daily injections

Study finds that insulin pumps work better than daily injections | Diabetes | Scoop.it
An insulin pump is a small, computerized device that you wear or carry with you, and that supplies insulin through a catheter inserted through the ski (French study finds that insulin pumps work better than daily injections:
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Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low-carb High-fat Nutrition | Health Impact News

Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low-carb High-fat Nutrition | Health Impact News | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat
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Which diabetes diet is right for you?

Which diabetes diet is right for you? | Diabetes | Scoop.it
IF YOU are one of the thousands of newly diagnosed diabetics in the UK you will need to start taking control of your diet.
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NHS anti-obesity plans could lead to sharp rise in gastric band surgery

NHS anti-obesity plans could lead to sharp rise in gastric band surgery | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Threshold for bariatric operations could be lowered to help with soaring number of cases of type 2 diabetes
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Is this really the only way?

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All Type 1 Diabetics should receive Disability Living Allowance - e-petitions

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Third time lucky as MannKind's inhaled insulin is approved - PMLiVE

Third time lucky as MannKind's inhaled insulin is approved - PMLiVE | Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Hmmmm.... inhaled fast acting insulin.....

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UN News - Community engagement key to tackling non-communicable diseases, says Assembly President

UN News - Community engagement key to tackling non-communicable diseases, says Assembly President | Diabetes | Scoop.it
Broader community-based engagement is vital to tackling non-communicable diseases – such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes – which are one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century, the President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed today.
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President of the United Nations General Assembly " it takes a village to raise a child" - "it takes a community to care for chronic conditions"

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