HOUSTON — People with diabetes and their caregivers are increasingly turning toward online peer support communities to share and exchange information and experiences that affect outcomes and emotional health. However, it is crucial that diabetes care and education specialists begin to integrate evidence-based online peer-support networks into mainstream diabetes care, according to a speaker here.
The diabetes online community is loosely defined as online spaces where people gather, such as website forums and blogs, or via social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and
Anupam Ghose, a physician by training, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in 2017. After the diagnosis of T2DM, he followed a low carbohydrate high fat diet and reversed his T2DM within a year. Now he has one main goal in life and that is to make people understand that the conventional method of treating T2DM is not beneficial. Type 2 diabetes is reversible and the best way to reverse T2DM is through diet and lifestyle modifications. He now decided to help people with type 2 diabetes by offering online coaching to reverse their diabetes.