Paul, being newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, was inspired by the amazing work being done by Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) in the USA and so created the #gbdoc. It was launched on the 15th August 2012 as a resource available online for people affected by diabetes.
Paul built the community one #tweetchat at a time, by hosting a weekly #tweetchat. Over the first five years #gbdoc grew week by week and became a self-sustaining online platform.
#gbdoc is now a self-managed, self-sustaining community that is making a difference to the lives of thousands of people with diabetes around the world every day.