Diabetes Blogs and Web Stuff

D-Blog News Flash!

Exciting news! My @#$! Amazing Stories post helped spawn another blog child: Melissa, who told her story so poignantly here, is now recording her own adventures at her new blog, How’s the DB? I love how she explains the title: “I must get asked this question at least once a day. How do you even begin to answer such a crazy question? To most people I am speaking a foriegn language anyway…” Go post a…

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Big D Roundup: More Blogs, Bags, BG Gadget

It seems that even with my nifty new “Weekly Nuggets” section, I never can get around to posting everything I’d like to. It’s humanly impossible. So here’s my latest catch-up on some neat new stuff in the diabetes/Web world:
* Check out a neat new glucose testing gadget over at Medgadget. The so-called “In1″ is a sleek little all-in-one blood testing kit invented by a diabetic design student. Mouse-sized and fits neatly in the side…

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GRAND ROUNDS, Vol 2, No 4: Go Meds!

I am honored to host this week’s Grand Rounds, the weekly roundup of what’s happening in the health and medical blogosphere, going strong for over a year now.
This looks to be the first hosting by a blogger from the other side of the medical ledger (!), patient that I am. Quite right, I believe, in this new era of Citizen Journalism and Participatory Medicine, that the Informed Patient should stand up and be heard!…

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Carnival of Compassion No. 3: Reaching Out

Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth! The newly launched Carnival of Compassion (edition No. 3 here), the definitive showcase of how insta-publishing technology is allowing people with all variety of afflictions to reach out, share, inform and care for one another.
According to the Wall St. Journal, no one officially tracks patient blogs, but “there are ‘hundreds of thousands’ of people blogging about illnesses, caring for parents, dealing with end-of-life issues and pregnancy,” estimates…

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Diabetes Web Update No. 16; The Patient Carnival

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…

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