Some of you may remember Michelle Litchman who performed a study with the help of our community. Dr. Litchman also did an interview this last February. This post is about her very well received presentation at AADE.
Michelle Litchman, PhD FNP-BC
Diabetes education is still navigating its way through the wave of change as patients turn to on line communities and resources for knowledge and support. Educators have had fundamental questions about whether DOC really helps patients in measurable ways and whether there are serious risks of harm. On on Aug 8th at AADE 2015, a presentation entitled The Diabetes Online Community: A SOCIAL MEDI©A(l) Approach to #DiabetesCare by a bright young researcher named Michelle Litchman, PhD FNP-BC finally spread some light on these questions. The conclusions of her work suggest that involvement in the DOC is associated with better glycemic control, self-care behavior and quality of life.