OK, you guys already know this stuff. But here I am with Dr. Steve Edelman and CWD founder Jeff Hitchcock talking up diabetes on the Internet. (Note: Don’t mind my left eyebrow, which looks extremely weird — what can you expect without pro hair & makeup support?)
btw, did anyone catch this week’s debut of the New York Times new online column “Doctor and Patient,” by Dr. Pauline W. Chen? Chen is a liver transplant and cancer surgeon, who “has treated some of the medical system’s sickest patients. And she has seen firsthand how the growing rift between doctors and patients has hurt patient care.” Her first column, about how “more and more Americans feel disconnected from their doctors,” garnered hundreds of reader comments, via the NYT Well blog. Doctors and patients “have lost the ability to converse thoughtfully with one another,” Chen writes.
We chronic patients knew that already. That’s why it’s so important for us to feel connected to each other via the Internet. Roger?