Hello. Let me be as authentic as possible and say that I work for a very large health insurance company, and that what brings me to join this site is that I believe health insurance companies should be encouraging their members who are touched by diabetes to join social networks.
I have two questions for anybody who wishes to respond:
1. Do social networks bring about positive behavioral change?
2. Is there a role for insurance companies in this conversation, or is this level of mis-trust so high that they should just stay out?
Many of us may have been burned by insurance companies in the past, and I should say up front that I don't have the knowledge or power to influence anybody's specific insurance issue -- even (sad to say) if it was with my own company. It's an amazingly complex system. I will say that I used to be in higher education, but I left to join a health insurance company because it is the number one issue affecting our country. I believe the power of networks and communities haven't yet been brought to bear on the issue. Your thoughts?