What is iDOCr?

Strategy

iDOCr Council was formed based on a collective belief that by involving people touched by diabetes (meaning people living with type 1, type 2, gestational, MODY, LADA, etc., and their caregivers), and other underrepresented and/or underserved groups in medical and behavioral research we can help inform patients of their treatment choices and, ultimately, improve health outcomes. iDOCr will focus our research efforts on investigating the effect of treatment combined with online peer support (in its many forms), in comparison to other treatments, on diabetes outcomes. We will share the results of our research with people touched by diabetes, medical professionals, researchers, policymakers, and others in the hope that our research will influence medical practice & policy.

Mission

iDOCr Council’s mission is to:

Engage people touched by diabetes and other underrepresented and/or underserved groups in medical and health services research related to diabetes.

Focus our research efforts on investigating the effect of online peer support (in its many forms), in comparison to other treatments, on the day-to-day self-management of diabetes.

Share the results of our research regarding online peer support with people touched by diabetes, medical professionals, policymakers, and others in the hope that our research will influence medical practice & policy.

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Our team

Papers Published
2
Awards
3
Advisory Board Members
18
People with diabetes worldwide
422000000

WHAT THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY PROVIDES?

I found the DOC and it was relieving to start knowing other’s people stories. Starting to understand that other people passed through the same (or similar) processes, and learn how they handled it. Also the DOC gave me tools to communicate with people close to me, and to explain to them what diabetes is and how it makes me feel.

Rui Santos Lives with Type 2 Diabetes

The DOC has taught me that I am not alone in my life with diabetes and empowered me in the process.

The DOC encouraged me to develop and use my diabetes voice to help myself and others living with D, across the globe, and in my back yard.

Kelly Kunik Lives with Type 1 diabetes, Blogger, and Diabetes Advocate

Diabetes management is tough. Through the DOC I was able to see other people´s experience in lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and technology issues. Not only I feel they understand and have walked in my shoes but to learn in other patients “voices” is clear and empowering.

Mariana Gómez Community Manager, Blogger and Type 1

I was diagnosed at age 19 and was completely alone with my diabetes for way too many years. Finding and engaging in the DOC changed my diabetes life. Like a marriage, for better or worse and in good times and bad, the DOC is ALWAYS there. The DOC allows for management to be “manageable” through support, education, advocacy and more often than not…by simply sharing a “you got this” an “ugh!” and some virtual hugs…

Cynthia Celt Lives with Type 1 diabetes