Diabetes Blogs and Web Stuff

Some Musings on… the Widget

Along with the plethora of new health-related web tools and communities popping up like daisies at the moment are a ton of associated health-related widgets — those little “icons” anyone can post on their sites, which house small applications providing functionality and content. Widgets are neat. Widgets are cool. But are widgets just free advertising?
I’ve been approached by a number of Health 2.0 companies asking about my level of interest in posting their widgets.…

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Web Tools for the Sandwich Generation

Something else to share with you while I’m tip-toeing around the topic of “getting old“:
When my brother and I were both in college, and our poor Mom was running herself ragged taking care of her aging parents while working full-time, she kept making references to “the sandwich generation” — people caught between raising and supporting their children and caring for aging parents or other relatives. What a hectic life they lead. Now that I’m…

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NaBloPoMo, A “Giving Mall,” and More Ways to Follow This Blog

A few indispensable updates:
* I haven’t said much about NaBloPoMo, but am quietly applauding everyone involved! What a coinkidink actually that November is BOTH National Diabetes Awareness Month and National Blog Posting Month, in which all good bloggers are challenged to post something to their blogs every single day of the month. OK, I’m only 95% on board, since I take weekends off. Hell, I’ve been posting every single weekday for nearly three years.…

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Look Who’s Blogging

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…

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The Future Of (Is) Health on the Net

It felt like the early days of the Internet, when a bunch of seemingly delirious companies were all hyped up about something called “eCommerce” — the then-stunning concept that people might actually conduct end-to-end shopping transactions on the Net, from browsing products to paying and delivery. Who would’ve thought?
So if some of the new stuff debuted at yesterday’s forward-looking Health 2.0 conference sounds dubious to you now, take a deep breath and keep an…

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