Two new blogs you’ll want to know about:
* The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has launched a blog (!) at its new Side by Side website. The co-authors are three bubbly CDEs: Barbara Walz, from San Antonio, Texas; Molly Rodriguez, also from Texas, grandmother of four; and Sharlene Emerson, of Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
Happy to see that I’m on the blogroll, along with the Diabetes OC site and a handful of our other independent patient blogging brethren. One of the ladies’ first posts is about (Hah!) knowing your numbers. I wonder if they’re aware of our Know Your Numbers book? I went ahead and posted their very first comment, pointing them that way
* Also, speaking of The New York Times, they’re beefing up their Health Pages with a new blog launched today called Well. Columnist Tara Parker-Pope will be “sifting through medical research and expert opinions for practical advice to help readers take control of their health and live well every day.” I understand she’ll be pumping out five posts per day, so that’s a lot of sifting!
Note that Tara was formerly a health columnist at the Wall Street Journal, and she’s a big proponent of not taking anything at face value. “My pet peeve is when I see somebody take a single study as the final word on a subject. In medicine, nothing is ever the final word. It’s always just one more piece of the puzzle. We’re all guilty of this sometimes because we get caught up in the story we’re writing,” she told the Columbia Journalism Review last year. Her Well should be very bookmark-worthy, I’d say.