I would like to encourage people in the Type 1 community to peruse the Diabetes section in Yahoo Answers and offer sound advice.
On occasion I would go to Yahoo Answers to peruse/answer questions about Diabetes in the Health section. I have noticed some disturbing trends.
1) People are actually going to Yahoo Answers for serious indepth questions about their Diabetic care after being recently diagnosed.
2) Most of the questions recently have been from people that were diagnosed as Adult Type 1 (or 1.5) Diabetics.
3) People answer questions with partial information or inaccuate information.
4) There are Lots of questions about Blood Glucose levels.
Anybody can answer a Yahoo Question. I always try to give a well rounded answer and I encourage them to come to the the Tudiabetes Type 1 forum to ask real TYPE 1 diabetics. Being a Type 2, I find this so scary that people would go to Yahoo Answers for questions about TYPE 1. I don't feel comfortable trying to advice Type 1. So that is why I am writing about it here. You are better experts than me.
I normally tell these people that if they are a Type 1 they should seek out an ENDO asap. I always leave the tudiabetes link so they can ask any more questions to a community of diabetes versus folks people who maybe guessing.
I think this is the least survivors of Diabetes can do with others that are being diagnosed and have been not given the proper information or tools about how to live and manage.
Below is the link to Yahoo Answers Diabetic Section.