The #GBDoc makes me feel like I’m not fighting this battle on my own. No matter the time of day or night, I know I can hop onto Twitter for some support if I need it. The #GBDoc is full of some of the kindest people I’ve ever known and I’m really very glad it exists. I think I’d be in a very sad place if I had to cope with my diabetes alone, I don’t even talk about it much or share many of my thoughts/feelings/emotions etc, but just knowing you’re all there when I do need some peer support is a fantastic feeling.
The #GBDoc has given me a supportive network of friends who are now my dia-family.
Before joining the #GBDoc I was struggling to overcome my eating disorder and fear of insulin. Without the #GBDoc, I wouldn’t be in recovery and they have helped me realise I can live a happy life with type one diabetes. This community has given me so much confidence. From #GBDoc shy-lurker, to running the monthly quiz!
The #GBDoc has given me support in so many ways and I will always be thankful💖
I've been T1D over 9 years , I really value the #GBDoc, have met some lovely people who are always supportive with any T1D queries I have , and it’s a good laugh with plenty banter too ! It’s great not to feel alone with T1D & I never feel alone when I’m online with the lovely GBDoc people . Thanks for all you do !
I wouldn't be doing anywhere near as well as I am with my condition if it wasn't for the community of the #GBDoc.
I've felt welcomed and a part of it since the first time I reached out at diagnosis.
I would say that it's been an essential part of my journey.
I love the #GBDoc
because it makes me feel supported and I like being able to support others in return,
because I learn so much from everyone - little tips, new research, issues I’ve never considered - every day is a school day,
because I’ve ‘met’ some wonderful people that share other interesting things about their lives on Twitter and being friends with people from different walks of life enriches us all
It's taken me 45 years of living with diabetes to find peace with the fact that we can't always get it spot on.
I’ve been type 1 for 25 years since the age of 12. The #GBDoc is amazing and a huge support network that I rely on sometimes. Having grown up with diabetes I was always conscious that I was the only one with it. No other family, or friends, or work colleagues really knew what it was like. The #GBDoc has changed that. A large community of people who all just get it. They understand. They offer advice. And even if you just want a moan, they are there to support you. It’s a great community.
#GBDoc makes me feel like I'm not alone, through to difficult times with diabetes, through the mini victories we have and everything inbetween! The support is ALWAYS there ❤️
I get a lot from #GBDoc even if it's not directly useful to me. It's just good to have conversations with other t1ds.
This photo is of my T1 group. We met three yrs ago on a diabetes support course organised by our health trust. At the end we decided to keep in touch so we meet every month for a pub lunch and now we're good friends. We all find it so helpful and supportive.
I can't wait for the next Wednesdays and Thursdays 🤩🤩
Such a great experience I had last year and I am more than happy to get back with you guys
My t1d family 😍
I'm stronger than the highs and lows.
Love #GBDoc in all its forms
#GBDoc: a diverse and random community, reflecting the indiscriminate diversity of #T1D.
Somewhere amongst the keyboard extroverts or the introvert lurkers, the optimists or the pessimists, the techies or the “keep it simples”, the angry or the cheerful, you'll find your tribe.
But the common ground is that everyone “gets it” when it comes to diabetes.
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