A writer for tech blog Read/WriteWeb, Richard MacManus, is diagnosed with diabetes and discovers some of the best resources on the web. Although a fairly long post, Richard gives a brief introduction to each web site and how he found it useful. A few of my favorites are mentioned, including social network TuDiabetes founded by Manuel Hernandez and diabetes stats web site SugarStats, founded by Marston Alfred.I must say he found these sites and other resources much sooner that I did after I was diagnosed in 2006. It took me over a year to get my A1C down below 7.2 ( now at 6.5 ) and I could not have done it without the help of the members of TuDiabetes.
“Manny describes it as a place ‘where the members help each other out, educate ourselves and share the steps we take every day to stay healthy while living with this very serious condition.’ One person described Tu Diabetes as ‘like ‘MySpace’ on insulin’! The site recently reached 1,400 members and it is a great example of a niche social network,”
(Via A Health 2.0 Overview, Through the Eyes of a New Diabetic.)