State of the Science: A Scoping Review and Gap Analysis of Diabetes Online Communities

Michelle L. Litchman, Heather R. Walker, Ashley H. Ng, Sarah E. Wawrzynski, Sean M. Oser, Deborah A. Greenwood, Perry M. Gee, Mellanye Lackey, Tamara K. Oser
2019 Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology  
Individuals with diabetes are using online resources to engage in diabetes online communities to find diabetes-related support and information. The benefits and consequences of DOC (diabetes online community) use are unclear. This scoping review aims to map existing research focused on organic DOCs in which individuals affected by diabetes are interacting with peers.
doi:10.1177/1932296819831042 pmid:30854884 pmcid:PMC6501517 fatcat:lkk4g7ufeje2lf5ujklg27yfj4