Community for Diabetics: Join the largest diabetes support group today!

Since at least 1982 there have been online support groups, creating a venue to disseminate information and give voices to strangers and in turn cr...

Since at least 1982 there have been online support groups, creating a venue to disseminate information and give voices to strangers and in turn creating community. Our Facebook group "Winning Type 2 Diabetes Together" is no exception. However, it is exceptional, and we are celebrating our 3rd year of being the largest diabetes support group out there! Now THAT'S something to celebrate! Today we are discussing what our community is and looking at the benefits of joining our community and asking you if you haven’t joined why not now?!

Why community? 

From the time we are born we grow emotionally, intellectually, physically through our relationships and our surroundings and we begin to develop our sense of community.  Communities play an important role in every aspect of our lives. Our identities are built around communities, where you’re from, what music you like, a religion or even favorite food. Having a sense of community unites us and gives us a sense of belonging to something greater, a greater connection between people with which you share things in common.  Through this we can connect, grow, learn, achieve and feel safety and security. 

Health interventions aimed at facilitating connectedness among seniors have recently gained traction, seeing as social connectedness is increasingly being recognized as an important determinant of health.  Today, technology is both a tool and a hindrance, it can be a gift and a curse. But, in many ways, communities can now be found through online platforms. As we get older it can become harder to connect with people around us. But finding community, and connection doesn’t have to be a struggle with technology at our side. The connections will ease stress and feelings of loneliness. 

Winning Type 2 Diabetes Together is a supportive community for everyone suffering from high or erratic glucose levels, with an emphasis on type 2 diabetes. It’s the best place to find support, knowledge, lifestyle tips and recipes; whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been coping with the condition for years.  Our community is strong because of our past and present experiences and shared goal to live healthy lifestyles with Type 2. 

Winning Type 2 Diabetes Together is a safe and transparent community. In addition to CuraLife's support and content, feel comfortable asking questions, helping others, starting or joining discussions with people coping with the same challenges as you, and making friends.  Whether you are someone who wants to become very active in communication through posting, sharing and writing OR a quiet observer on the sidelines, we can share in community together knowing that there is no shortage of opportunities to learn, support and grow in our Facebook group. We are giving you the support you need to succeed. We also want to state that we value our environment of safety and security, and use these values as guiding pillars within our community. We understand the need to feel safe on the internet and especially on social media. 

If you’re still not so sure if it’s beneficial for you, let’s break it down into these key takeaways from being a member of our group:

Knowledge - One of, if not the biggest reason you'd want to join our community is the chance to learn from one another.  Armed with knowledge you can effectively manage type 2 diabetes. 

Connections - Life is nothing without connections. It can be isolating to tackle different stages in life as well as maneuvering the changes that come living with type 2. Through strong connections we realize we are stronger together and we are not alone. 

Inspiration - Not feeling compelled, not feeling creative, not feeling like reinventing the wheel? You don’t have to! Between our expert CuraLife team, and our massive online community we have the brilliant and timely tools and tips best for type 2’s. 

Resources - comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, topics, and information about living a healthy lifestyle as it relates to type 2 diabetes. 

Support - Every day your peers are asking for advice, sharing stories and pictures, and opening themselves up to the community. This space is a place to seek relationships, stay socially engaged and campaign for others - you choose your involvement level from frequent poster to quiet observer. 

Have you joined? If not, there's no better time! Continuing through the end of the month we will be celebrating with awesome webinars, events, and giveaways! There aren’t risks or costs associated with joining our community and we are inviting you with open arms. If you’re reading this and you know someone who would benefit from being a member, please invite them by sharing the page.  We can’t wait to see you!