Type 1 Diabetes Testing News: Study Reveals Importance Of Support

On September 16, 2013 the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland released an interesting piece of news. It was done in conjunction with the University College Cork’s Sociology Department and focused on recent type 1 diabetes research. According to the Ireland based healthcare professionals’ research, there are several factors that cause young people afflicted with type 1 diabetes to become stressed. They also found that those factors may be mitigated by providing type 1 diabetes sufferers with access to clinical and social support as well as educational materials.

It isn’t the first time that type 1 diabetes research has indicated as such either. In the late summer of 2012, an article appeared in an issue of Diabetes Spectrum. The article focused on the results of a study supported by the University of Melbourne. It too indicated that those with type 1 diabetes crave support from their peers.

Thankfully, there is a multitude of ways that those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can find support. One of them is to participate in reputable online and off-line groups. For example, the American Diabetes Association hosts an online forum for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They also provide visitors with the information needed to make contact with off-line support groups located all across the country. Those that prefer using mobile apps to communicate have options as well. A few of the mobile apps that type 1 diabetics and their physicians may find useful are Glucose Buddy and MyCareConnect.

In addition to online/offline support groups and mobile apps, there is a plethora of clinical information available to type 1 diabetes patients too. For example, there are websites such as ours that offer visitors access to educational materials, resources and type 1 diabetes testing. Furthermore, complimentary A/V materials and downloads may also be obtained through organizations like the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

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