Over the last year, I've been working with a stellar team of researchers, clinicians, and community members on a scoping review of studies looking at diabetes online communities (DOCs). This basically means that we did a super intense search of research articles that already existed that talked about or examined diabetes online communities. Our initial … Continue reading Open Access Study of Diabetes Online Communities Now Available
In the last week I have interviewed seven people with diabetes from various social media platforms for my dissertation research. If you haven't read this blog before or aren't familiar with me, here is a quick run down of my project: I am studying narratives and counter narratives in diabetes online communities crossing social media … Continue reading Seven interviews later…
Happy #DSMA day! Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about the study. This is also the post where you have the option to opt-out. All study details are below. Here is the opt-out form. If you would like to participate in the twitter chat but do not wish to have your responses … Continue reading #DSMA for Research, Option to Opt-Out
I'm thrilled to spread news today that my dissertation committee approved my project. I now am ready to share more of the study details and story of how we got here. I will note up front, however, that I am still waiting on approval from the ethical review board at my home university before I … Continue reading My Research is Approved… Almost!
The following post was inspired by the twitter chat #dsma on June 1st. Diabetes Social Media Advocacy is a great organization in the diabetes online community that connects people with diabetes to the support they need via social media in many ways. The twitter chat using #dsma is one such method. With that said, this post is … Continue reading What is the Story We Tell?
Welcome to Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week. The topic revolves around the mental and emotional aspects of living with diabetes and what each of us bloggers does to cope with the stresses diabetes brings. The coping mechanism that suits me best as I move through the trials of diabetes is curiosity. Becoming a researcher … Continue reading Diabetes Blog Week: Tuesday Take-Away