I decided I need a diabetes buddy -- someone to link up with over the internet. I want somebody to check in with about how I'm doing with my diabetes control, on a day-to-day basis. And in return, I would do the same for the other person. It seems relatively obvious. But when I went looking on the internet, I didn't find anything here in the US. There are diabetes buddy programs in Australia and the UK, but I don't think they are focused on the internet. Am I missing something, or is this kind of program just not available?
Yesterday I talked to my friend John in California about being my diabetes buddy. He said he could do it, but he's Type 2, and I'm Type 1. He doesn't take insulin and only has to check his blood sugars twice a week. He says he doesn't think he'd have much to offer. After some thought, I figured he was right.
I think it would be cool to start an internet diabetes buddy program. I wonder how that would work. There would need to be a central meeting point, like a Yahoo group for example, where people could post looking for a buddy. It would be a place where people could match themselves up. And a place for information about what it takes to be a good buddy. I don't think I have the time to achieve such a thing...but maybe somebody else does.