Actually I’ve lost count, but 16 sounded good. Anyway, check out another new diabetes blog by a doctor at JJS Diabetes: Dr. John J. Schelmet from New Jersey has the unique idea of maintaining a blog for his practice. Patients can learn about diabetes stuff right there with information on the office staff and upcoming schedule changes. I wish my doctor were so proactive on the Net! Neat.
Then there’s Carl Wood out of the UK who maintains the site Life With Diabetes. He’s been Type 1 for 21 years and is going strong, he tells me.
And finally, drumroll please…………. introducing a new Weekly Roundup of Patient Blogs!! It shall be entitled the Carnival of Compassion (catchy!), and is being initiated by a Canadian med-type blogger by the name of Dr. Del. This review will be along the same lines as the “Grand Rounds” for medical blogs, i.e. hosted at a different blog each week, featuring the “best of” posts for that period.
Keep your eye out for it, as I signed up to host on Oct. 2. If you know of any new or great patient blogs, or care to sign up to host yourself, email to admin@Medsim.net.
Oh, and in case you don’t get the significance of the logo (I didn’t): “<3″ is apparently shorthand for “heart.”