DOC (Diabetes Online Community)

The DOC (Diabetes Online Community) can be a valuable help and is becoming recognised by healthcare professionals and industry as an important resource.

View/download Kev Winchcombe‘s leaflet on How Social Media Helps us with Type 1 Diabetes

You can also get offline (face-to-face) support! See our Social get-togethers page

Do you use Twitter? Join in regular tweet chats: #GBDOC and #OurD


Forums: Connect with other people with diabetes/parents

Children with Diabetes in the UK – online community & email support group for parents

Circle D Rocks is for people with diabetes aged 18 – 30. They also have a Facebook group. – “the global diabetes community” – a UK online community supported by Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK – Talk to Someone – peer support by telephone and email

Diabetic Friend is an online community that helps you manage your diabetes and share stories”

Diabetics with Eating Disorders (DWED) – resource for everything related to Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes. DWED is a registered charity

#GBDOC: empower connect support educate (including a live weekly Tweet chat)

Hedgie Pricks Diabetes – for the days you want to hibernate. Getting better awareness of the psychological, emotional and social side of living with diabetes

Insulin Pumpers-UK (IP-UK) – information about insulin pumping, plus an email support group

Some of the many Facebook groups:
Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the UK
Insulin Pump Users
GB Diabetic Online Community
Type One Teens
Parents of Type 1 Teens
Type 1 teens hangout
and many more, so you can find the one/s where you fit in best!


UK – Circles of Blue – “just one family dealing with type 1 diabetes”

UK – Every Day Ups and Downs – “a collection of thoughts, observations, comments and questions from a family living with type 1 diabetes in the UK”

UK – InsulinIndependent – “making sense of diabetes”

UK – LifeSportDiabetes – Melanie Stephenson, international athlete & pump wearer

UK – MyPump – information about pumps, blood glucose meters and more

UK – Poems for Active Diabetics –  “Poetic Ponderings of a Marathon-Running Diabetic”

UK – Shoot Up or Put Up – “Comatose and rotting toes – the lighter side of insulin dependency”

UK – Sugar and Spice…wish all things were nice – “I am a Consultant in Diabetes- trying to make a difference -if possible”

UK – The Grumpy Pumper – “It’s not about how hard you hit.  Its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”

UK – The Prof’s Blog – by Professor Peter Hindmarsh of University College Hospital London, about paediatric type 1 diabetes

US – Diabetes Developments – a blog on the latest diabetes developments by David Mendosa

US – Diabetes Mine – “a gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people living with diabetes”

US – Six Until Me – “Diabetes doesn’t definie me, but it helps explain me”

US – Typical Type 1 – “Is there anything new to say about living with Type 1 diabetes? Maybe not, but I’ll try anyway”

Interesting articles from the diabetes blogosphere

Gary Scheiner, author of ‘Think Like a Pancreas’ keeps it real

AADE Training: Why Patients Don’t Listen to Their Diabetes Educators

For one day, Scott Hanselman tweeted every time he interacted with his Type 1, pump-controlled diabetes.

Have you seen our YouTube channel? here.  We are always happy to add case studies if you would like to record something and email it to us.

Online Magazine Desang

Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre

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