Goody Goodies

Happy Monday!

Ugh, back in the office even though it’s summer. Life is so unfair. OK, so… skip the donuts today. Instead perhaps sink your teeth into a few carb-free goodies I have to share:

Donut_brooch Who’s seen the excellent article on diabetes blogs in this month’s Diabetes Self-Management magazine? Yup, this one’s penned by our very own Goddess of the OC, Allison Blass. She does an excellent job of explaining blogs and their value to the as-yet-offline. She also features some of our best: George, Penny, and Rachel. Purchase the mag and clip this article for distribution to anyone in your life who has the nerve to complain about all that lallygagging in front of your PC. We are changing the world here, Folks!

Donut_broochHow’d you like to get a free book? Our book? Just sign up to order your D-supplies from ClickOnHeath HERE. Oooh, shameless self-promotion, I know, but I’m kind of excited about it. And the company says they’ve distributed hundreds of books already! Would you believe?

Donut_broochMore shameless self-promotion, sort of. The HealthiNation health video folks, who featured me in their diabetes segment a while back, are partnering with dLife for a big new diabetes promotion. And they’ll be distributing dLife video through their nationwide network, as well. So a great recommendation for all those friends and relatives with diabetes who are more inclined to watch a video than get on a computer to read a website or blog…

Donut_broochHealth 2.0 is for real. This is the hip, insider-ish term now for the movement toward “user-generated healthcare.” It is being ushered in by a very insider-ish hot new conference by the same name, coming this September to San Francisco (where else?). The event is roughly modeled after the super-trendy insider-ish DEMO conference for the information technology industry — albeit much smaller at this point. I am honored to be moderating a panel on “Social Media for Patients” (the WSJ editor couldn’t make it :) So, all you patients-addicted-to-social-media types, feel free to email me any issues or suggestions. A nice diversion for your Monday, I hope ;)


4 Responses

  1. Allison
    Allison July 16, 2007 at 8:17 am | | Reply

    Aw, stop it, Amy. You’re making me blush.

    And you forgot to mention a couple of very smart comments from a Californian Type 1 mom of three… I believe you know her…

  2. Rachel
    Rachel July 16, 2007 at 5:04 pm | | Reply

    Maybe I *SHOULD* clip that for my co-worker who has complained about me using the ‘net during lunch and breaks…

    (Yay Allison! Thanks for the link, too!)

  3. Dave
    Dave July 26, 2007 at 2:50 am | | Reply


    I work with a team of UK (BDA & HPC) registered dietitians. We’ve just launched an online clinic that works in partnership with the Freelance Dietitians Group, our aim is to promote visibility and accessibility of genuine professionals online. We also have a blog where you have the oppurtunity to put general questions to a dietitian and we try and posts blogs of general interest every other day.
    I hoped our service might be of ineterest to some of your visitors.
    Many thanks


  4. Dave
    Dave August 2, 2007 at 4:29 am | | Reply


    I work with a team of UK dietitians who’ve created an online clinic called It offers online consultations direct with a dietitian. We also have a subscription service to our website for just Ā£10 per year, but as a special offer to visitors to our blog theres a promo code to get it for free!
    We’ve got diet plans, food database and honest advice from qualified dietitians. Just visit, thanks, Dave

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