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Stu1963
By Stu1963 Latest Reply 2008-03-20 02:22:53 -0500
Started 2008-03-17 13:01:40 -0500

I would like to see collective results of information submitted by members that might be taken as a result of in-depth questions in the profile are or surveys. For example, "68% of members take multiple injections per day, 34% use an insulin pump, 13% have had type 1 for 15-20 years, etc., and post this in an area w/o having to read each members profile in depth (not that they are not worth reading.)
I feel the more specific information that can be pulled from each member through surveys, questions, etc. will be very helpful to others. How about a "top 10 snacks to carry for low blood sugar?" I'm less interested in medical information than what other "patients" have to say. I'm already inundated with product info, medical info, pharm info, etc. through other sites, i.e. mags, doctors offices, books, and healthcare professionals. The opportunity with this site is to have the patients and consumers help drive the well-being of the millions with diabetes than top down from the medical industry.


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John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-03-20 02:22:53 -0500 Report

I love this idea. We toyed around early on with an A1C tracker for the whole community. Everyone could post their latest A1C test and we could see a breakdown of how the whole community is doing.

I love the idea of showing some statistics.

That does bring up an interesting subject. As most of you are T1, how would you feel if this also became a major hub for T2s? Scott for instance, would you be less likely to refer your audience to the site if it is heavily used by T2s?

Just wondering.

Scott Dunton
Scott Dunton 2008-03-17 18:47:05 -0500 Report

I agree, I think this site is a great idea and I think for the use of promotion it would be great to have numbers like that. I travel to speak with tens of thousands of kids and and parents of children with diabetes and I think having the chance to be able to introduce these people while I am a speaking to a web site like this. I would love to be able to be like if you ever have a random question or just want to meet other people with diabetes, you should go to Diabeticconnect its a website where "say 43" of the people are on pumps and have type 1 diabetes and it would be a great thing for you to join to meet peoplee and talk about diabetes.
All of this would be alot more interesting for people to want to check out if I had numbers like you asked for.

Great thought,
Scott Dunton

Scott Dunton
Scott Dunton 2008-03-17 18:47:05 -0500 Report

I agree, I think this site is a great idea and I think for the use of promotion it would be great to have numbers like that. I travel to speak with tens of thousands of kids and and parents of children with diabetes and I think having the chance to be able to introduce these people while I am a speaking to a web site like this. I would love to be able to be like if you ever have a random question or just want to meet other people with diabetes, you should go to Diabeticconnect its a website where "say 43" of the people are on pumps and have type 1 diabetes and it would be a great thing for you to join to meet peoplee and talk about diabetes.
All of this would be alot more interesting for people to want to check out if I had numbers like you asked for.

Great thought,
Scott Dunton

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