[Hey guys. This post was not written by me, but was instead written on my behalf. It's more streamlined and professional, and I didn't want to toss it out there without some kind of explanation or positioning. Take a look, read through, and please do participate if you're inclined. Also, please share this post if you'd like to help highlight this effort. It's a very cool study aiming to take a look at how HCPs can learn from communities like the DOC, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results.)
A researcher in a medical school in Quebec City, Canada (who is type 1 herself) is doing a study about how health care professionals might learn from online communities of people living with conditions like diabetes.
I have been collaborating with her on this study since November 2012. Other people in the DOC are involved, too. I encourage you to participate in the study and to spread the invitation to be a part of this.
This study is open to anyone who has personal experience with diabetes. You may have type 1, type 2, LADA, gestational diabetes, or another type. You might have diabetes yourself or you might be a family member or friend of someone with diabetes.
Tell us what you wish that health care professionals (doctors, nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, counselors, you name it) understood better about diabetes.
If you want to participate, sometime in the next two weeks, put up a blog post or post a video, and then post a link to it here: click this link for the study. Tell us what you wish health care professionals knew!
After the two weeks are over, we will ask you to vote to help us prioritize which ones we should show to health care professionals first.