Thursday, October 12, 2006

Diabetes Volunteers - Make A Difference

I was thinking the other day about how much I wanted to help out in the diabetic community, about how in some places there is very little support for diabetics and how I think things should be changed for the better. Firstly I want to say that if you have any opinions or views you would like to share, then please mention them by leaving a comment, it would be greatly appreciated.

After going to my doctors appointment to have a check-up recently, it struck me how many people there are who would benefit from extra help. For example, how good would it be to get more nutrition advice, as I know from personal experience how big a difference this can make. Also, how about setting up a partner link, where you call a nurse every week or month with your blood glucose readings, in order to keep yourself more accountable. I don't know about you, but I keep greater tabs on my health when I know I have an appointment soon. How about just having a small community group to bounce ideas off and share stories with to make you feel less alone? I know you guys reading this will also have other ideas, but I just wanted to mention the few I have come up with.

Do you think there needs to be greater support for type 1 diabetics?

Also, for those of you that read this who are active in the diabetic community, it would be great to know how you do this and to what extent?

3 comments:

Thomas Rockwood said...
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Arnetta said...
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Sixfold said...

Hi,

I'm doing some design research on what services or products could make young diabetic's lives easier. Your insights are REALLY useful! I agree with you, it seems that support is key.

Do you ever take part in any talk groups?

If you'd like to discuss your views further, get in touch. My email is laura.e.morris@btinternet.com

Laura