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Student Research Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, Student Reseach Journal May 2020

Student Research Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, Student Reseach Journal

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Glu: An Online Type 1 Diabetes Information Community, Stefanie Witt Jun 2016

Glu: An Online Type 1 Diabetes Information Community, Stefanie Witt

School of Information Student Research Journal

This research paper examines the online health community Glu (MyGlu.org), a type 1 diabetes social media site. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic medical condition that requires constant and specialized medical attention. Online health communities like Glu, are an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for many of its members. This study discusses the composition of this information community, the motivations of its members, and the benefits members gain through their participation. It describes the major characteristics of the community and focuses on the information needs of type 1 diabetics. It concludes with reflections on how libraries and LIS …