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  1. social media services
    social media services July 30, 2010 at 8:49 am | | Reply

    Superb Post!
    Really I found this site very helpful for Diabetes patients who follow health-care tips to improve their health. The fastest moving things on the web are the social media services through which many things can be done online.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Robert Blakely
    Robert Blakely July 31, 2010 at 11:06 am | | Reply

    I think you have an excellent viewpoint and article. Social Media when not used properly could lead to negative results so thanks for sharing this information with everyone.

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  3. e-Patient Dave
    e-Patient Dave July 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm | | Reply

    Silja (and Amy),

    I’m lately starting to think about patient social media at a deeper level: not just being engaged in your/our care, but in declaring what makes a better LIFE, in your view. The thing is, no branch of science I know of has pursued this. And if we think the point of medical science is to give us a better life, perhaps only patients – not scientists – can ultimately define value.

    I’ve also been thinking about Mayo’s Victor Montori, advocate of “minimally disruptive medicine” – not minimally invasive, like surgery, but minimally disruptive to our lives. His Twitter profile says “Mayo Clinic diabetes clinician + researcher focused on creating a patient revolution vs. healthcare corruption, and working for treatments that fit patients.” Love that thinking!

    Anyway I do think of diabetics as the canaries on the rooftops – whichever direction you tweet, I look there as a hint of our future. Keep it up.


    p.s. Hey Blakester! Link us up to your published and verified results on 100% success with Type 2 Diabetes! And warm up that jet to Sweden!

  4. riva
    riva August 1, 2010 at 7:39 am | | Reply

    Dave, I agree with you completely. While we need our HCPs to help guide us with the medical end of diabetes management, we also need HCPs to understand the goal is really to help patients create our best life. And while we patients know what that is, they can help facilitate our thinking and actions to get there. Unfortunately, this is not typical thinking or training among HCPs. So it’s something we’ll have to keep saying and saying until it is.

  5. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson August 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm | | Reply

    Great post and great comments too (mostly).

    I hate that we have to deal with and watch out for snakeoil, but I suppose there’s really no escaping that entirely is there? (Dave – I need to take lessons on your PC response…)

    Thank you Silja & Dave – I think it’s pretty neat to be looked at in such a positive light when all we were really doing was trying to find some companions. Life with diabetes can be such an isolating thing sometimes.

    If we can create win/win situations for everyone involved, that’s a great thing and we should do as much of it as we can. :-)

    Thanks for the great guest post Amy.

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