The Type 2 Experience is a collaboration blog created by some members of the Diabetes Online Community who live with type 2 at different levels and with different backgrounds.

The idea was developed after coming to a consensus that people with type 2 diabetes need to make their presence more visible in the DOC, and that voices united are louder. As advocates we believe it is necessary to establish a stronger presence, and follow the example of many leaders in the type 1 community to open a space for connection, sharing of ideas and feedback among the type 2 diabetes community.

Our wish is that by sharing our personal experiences, which vary greatly when it comes to type 2 diabetes, we will be able to work on the many misconceptions about our condition and educate people about the value of community, honesty, compassion and mutual understanding.

We invite you to meet the authors and say hello. We are glad you are reading our blog, and we would love to have your comments and suggestions.