Sometime earlier today, membership of this forum reached 15,000.
It took around two years from the start to reach 5,000; it has taken the next two years to reach 15,000.
Place your bets now, folk! How many members in April 2016?
I find it very sad that, apparently unlike some other diseases, a very large proportion of members join because they are not satisfied with their treatment at the hands of GPs, endocrinologists or others. We should be joining groups/forums to exchange general information and support each other. Not to get a diagnosis, have the basics of the disease explained, to find out basic information about medicines, even to find out how to get some from the other side of the globe.
Nevertheless, from time to time it does appear that progress is achieved. The more we here involve with companies that manufacture our medicines, organisations that control the medicines and doctors who prescribe them, the better chance we have of seeing changes - in the longer term.