I have been to several conference in the past weeks that were about the impact of social media. I was the only blogger that I met that was doing advocacy for a chronic disease. Met lots of mommy bloggers and food bloggers but nothing about the social ills of society. So blogging and social media is still full of shiny happy people.....
I prose the question to TYPE 2 DIABETICS. this may sound mean but I am not interested in a Type1 diabetic view point. They don't even notice a problem most of the time..
1) how has social media affected you?
2) how do you use social media in respect to your diabetes (ie, support, information, meet friend, chat, etc)
3) why do you think there aren't alot of Type 2 diabetics using social media or have blogs?
4)what do you think can be done to have Type 2 diabetics to become more socially active?
5) why do you think Type 2 are not as vocal about their diabetes as type 1's.
I agree with mostly with what you have stated. I have been encouraging T2 folks especially those of color to seek out social media for support and information.
If you want to feel the wrath of T1's on this site all you have to do is disagree with them on an issue. I have certainly felt it because I am very vocal about my position. Please look up the video Manny and Emily did on Paula Deen diabetes announcement. I didn't care how most of the video was presented and I didn't care them calling Paula Deen "the Queen of Southern Cooking." This is rubbish... I am from S. Louisiana and all folks in the South cook the same way.
There have been people that openly state they don't want to be around T2's and the sensors here have been good to screen those folks out. Believe me I am not trying to souring your opinion. You have to do what is right for you. I just wanted you to know ugly experiences between T1's going after T2's have happened. I am glad they are not the common place as it use to be a few years ago.
Not trying to alibi here, but I think that "Queen of Southern Cooking" label refers to the fact that she's a high profile media star, not the type of cooking itself. (Personally I adore southern cooking.) And some of her public pontifications about diet are just . . . well, silly. Actually beyond silly: harmful. Being a gifted cook doesn't automatically make you an expert on physiology or medicine.
I have had sharp disagreements with some T1s here that have provoked spirited debates. But -- so far at least -- none has degenerated into name calling or character assassination, which what is I classify as flame. I guess everyone's experience is their own.
Wow -- great discussion here. I've been T2 for 20 years, and although to date have had no complications, I just spent 2 days in the hospital trying to get my bs down. The ER Dr. wanted to know why I came in -- didn't I think I could get them down at home? I again felt the naked bulb above my head at discharge between the discharge dr and nurse. Yes, I need help, but the shaming and fear mongering I got, and have gotten several times in the past, would tell me that the insanity is not just on my part. Would love to have a Db Anonymous group to help with the depression and the lack of resolve I seem to have. Does anyone know of a DA group for T2's? I too have learned to keep my mouth shut or at least be very judicious in my conversations. I have not written for years -- unable to voice anything to anyone or in a journal. Don't need or want to get ugly with anyone, but sure wish I could talk to someone who understands!
you can start you own group here on TuD. for depression for Type 2. You can start your own discxussion about depression