Thursday, December 08, 2005

Support Group Blogs

The rise of blogging has led to the formation of health blogs. I have found a couple of blogs that support groups for cancer and diabetes patients just to name a few.

I think these blogs brings a new dynamic to the creation of support groups. People are able to get some of the latest information on medication, procedures and treatments available. People who suffer from these diseases are able to console one another making people feel that they are not alone.

These blogs make me trully see the impact and influence blogs have on peoples lives. In the diabetes blog there is a post to a link of a young man's blog who has been battling with diabetes since a very young age adding a personal touch. There are even links to local foundations were people can volunteer or make a donations.