Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla from Mayo Clinic: How Can Social Networks Help Manage Diabetes

JUNE 18, 2016
Adam Hochron

When people think of social networks their immediate reaction may be to think of web based networks and programs. A new recent study looked at the impact of having people to turn to for patients in the early stages of diabetes treatment and beyond.

Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla, a graduate student from the Mayo Clinic and a medical school student from the University of Puerto Rico discussed this study during the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting in New Orleans. As part of her research Bonilla noted when patients have people they can depend on in their lives it can have a positive affect on their lives including glycemic control. 

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