Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and CVS Caremark released a study this week examining diabetes social media sites and the role they play in patient education.
According to the news release, these sites were reviewed with a critical eye because they represent an important health care tool of the future. And while the conclusion was diabetes social media sites need to be studied further, they remain incredibly impactful resources for people with diabetes.
David Edelman, founder and president of www.DiabetesDaily.com – one of the diabetes social networks examined in the study – believes diabetes social networks are a critical tool to help diabetes patients hold themselves accountable and receive much needed peer-support between infrequent medical visits.
According to David, “The issue is, someone goes to the doctor, and they’re there for 15 minutes, and they don’t see the doctor again for three months. So much of diabetes success comes from what you do on a daily basis.”
David is available to provide insight on this recent study and examples of the power of diabetes social networks. He is available to discuss: the implications of the study; how social networks are changing patient care; ways that doctors and educators are leveraging social networks; the monumental challenge of building large online communities.
To schedule an interview, contact Kayleigh Fitch at 440.333.0001 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Diabetes Daily
Founded by David and Elizabeth Edelman, Diabetes Daily is a leading online support network that helps people affected by diabetes live a better life. The online support network features one of the largest diabetes forums, as well as original recipes, meal plans, cookbooks, blogs, educational resources, online blood glucose tracking, health challenges and diabetes related news. Diabetes Daily’s mission is to connect people with diabetes, facilitate education and promote advocacy. Since its inception in 2005, the support network has grown to include 60,000 members and 3 million annual visitors. In 2011, the network launched Diabetes Daily University (DDU) to provide tools, information, courses and personal coaching from global leaders in diabetes education. Consumers can join the network by visiting www.DiabetesDaily.com or register for Diabetes Daily University at university.diabetesdaily.com.