That is very US centric though. In the UK it is more about what is handed down from the local trust which is at the mercy of a load of administrators who pick bits from the national guidelines. Frankly crap.
Many many people even within the NHS are seeing the light!
BUT... back to the subject of Dr D's original point about social media, this forum is part of social media. Also I belong to two groups on Facebook, one regarding my particular pump and one regarding the Abbott Freestyle Libre sensors which I have been trialling with lots of success for the last 2 weeks and previously I have done other trials and even bought them for myself at some expense. I value the people I meet there as I value the people I meet here. I have to say I also meet many people who are, or used to be members here. Things move on....
However, as to my husband, I generally do not discuss his business on Facebook, except when his prostate surgery was over and succeeded because so many friends had asked.