Médecine Des Maladies Métaboliques
Introduction: The first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown has had a significant emotional and psychosocial impact on the French population. We study the particular impact felt by people with type 2 diabetics through their exchanges on social networks.Method: Netnography of perceptions and emotions related with diabetes, based on the grounded theory using a double-coding method, on messages published on two Facebook group between March 17 and May 31, 2020.Results: Overall, 992 posts and 29,837 comments were collected. Two themes, divided into categories, emerged. « Living with diabetes » was characterized by ease or by a mental load. « Situation assessment » was characterized by primary feeling, cognitive assessment, and planned actions or changes.Discussion: Each theme was associated with contradictory perceptions and emotions. These results may be linked to the use of social networks.