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Florida Finds Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Turn to the Internet for Support

For parents, thinking about their child’s disease rarely stops at the clinic. They carry their concerns home with them. In fact, most parents of children with Type 1 diabetes use Internet forums to gain knowledge of their child’s disease and to find social support among other parents, University of Florida researchers have found. They examined how parents used these forums in a study, which was published online in Pediatric Diabetes.