Episode 6: Online Peer Support

Corinna and Mike talk this week about online peer support for people with diabetes including the emerging DOC article from Baylor University, Elena Sainz’s dissertation based on members of EsTuDiabetes.org and we play an interview we did with Michelle Litchman about her dissertation on the topic.

This week we also talk about a document that can help people get started online. Download it here: http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org/doccolor/

Everybody Talks Diabetes Podcast Mike Lawson Corinna Cornejo

TuDiabetes Live Interview: Michelle Litchman – Peer Health in the Diabetes Online Community

Join us as we interview Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC and board certified Family Nurse Practitioner about the research she has done about the diabetes online community.
About Michelle: Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in diabetes care at Wasatch Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a unique practice in which she sees patients 1) in the clinic for one-on-one and group visits; and 2) in the home for older adults and mentally ill individuals who have difficulty getting to the clinic. She is an advocate for diabetes related technology and peer support for chronic disease management. Through her PhD studies at the University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, she researched the role of the Diabetes Online Community among individuals with diabetes. She is a co-founder of the Diabetes Mixer, a social networking event for young adults with type 1 diabetes and founded the Fakebetes Challenge in which healthcare poviders were paired with individuals with diabetes to better understand the experience of living with diabetes.

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