Sunday, January 11, 2015

Diabetes On The Internet

Did you know that the World Wide Internet began 20 years ago? Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web way back then (see below). That was the early 1990s. Where was I back then? I tuned in to a Dlife TV show in July, 2006, and saw a reference to Dlife.com That was the first time I knew there was a diabetes support group online. So there may have been people discussing diabetes and sharing life stories online for about ten years before I had a clue. I have tried to make up for lost time, but it would have been wonderful to have joined the online support ten years earlier than I did. I have learned more about diabetes in the last eight years online than I have known from any other sources. I hate to think where I would be today with my diabetes, if there was never an internet.
When did you first join online diabetes discussions? Tell us about it!

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