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One of the biggest reasons Glucology prioritises itself as a community-driven platform is because we understand the importance of connections (not just for the diabetes community but also as a living human in general).
We asked some questions to Phoebe, one of our Glucology Influencers, to have her help us shed light on the value of community and connections. Phoebe also provided some personal tips on how you can expand your support connections.
1. How did you first start making meaningful supportive connections with like-minded people in the community
2. How have your relationships with people in the community or within your close social circle helped you with your diabetes journey?
One of my closest friends is a type one diabetic and he is like my older brother. We often get mistaken for siblings due to our sibling bickering. He has been the person to call when I have been stubborn with my hypo treatments and my husband has his number too. He's also the one helping me with diabetes technology. He has used a wrench to help me push a transmitter onto a sensor because it wouldn't fit and I was getting super angry.
3. What are the best ways to get involved and connect with the community (and where people can go to start if they feel a bit alone and don't know where to start)?