Alt-Support-Diabetes (ASD) is an online support group for diabetics, their families and friends. We use this forum to freely share our personal experiences, knowledge, hopes, successes and frustrations concerning diabetes and it's impact on our lives. Currently we are using three major forums: the newsgroup alt.support.diabetes, our IRC chat room, and this website.
Newsgroups are one of the oldest parts of the internet called UseNet. It even pre-dates the World Wide Web. Currently there are over 70,000 individual newsgroups.
We encourage everyone to first read the newsgroups FAQ. It explains the few do's and don'ts and some basic information about posting to a UseNet forum such as ours.