We have members of all types and relationships to diabetes, including carers, partners and spouses, people who have become diabetic due to removal of their pancreas, Type 1, 1.5, 2, gestational, some with days of experience and some with decades!
The forum has helped many people connected to diabetes. One unusual case involved a person who had undergone major surgery and become diabetic due to the removal of their pancreas.
As a consequence, blood glucose control was proving extremely difficult, but with the help and advice of other members who suggested an insulin pump might be the most appropriate treatment, she found a good clinic and is now managing well on her new pump. Her healthcare team had not even mentioned this as an option, so she had been completely unaware of it. As a consequence of her success another pancreatic diabetic has also pursued the pump option.
We have also had a number of cases where a person has been left frightened and confused by their diagnosis, but who is now enjoying the best of health and good diabetes control after reading about the experiences of others who had been there before.