Online forums/communities for older adults w/ diabetes & obesity
March 26, 2011 6:18 AM Subscribe
What are some good online forums/communities for older adults w/ diabetes & obesity?
posted by jruckman to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
Someone close in my family has been suffering for some time now w/ obesity, diabetes, and something called Hidrendanitis Supperativa, which is basically sores scattered around the body, especially in areas of high friction, that don't heal very well. She also has problems with her hip, arthritis, etc. The end result is she's in a lot of pain, and doesn't get out a whole lot. She's in her late 50's and is home alone quite a bit.
She's extremely internet-savvy, so I want to find her some online forums/communities where people with similar challenges are discussing their problems and potential solutions. Maybe she'll find some treatments she hadn't considered before; maybe she'll find some inspiration; or at the very least, maybe she'll find some people that can relate to her pain.
Any suggestions? Forums, mailing lists, private social networks, Facebook groups, etc -- all welcome. Thanks!