Diabetes Blogs and Web Stuff

Congrats and Thank You!

Not necessarily in that order…
First, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank-you for everyone’s support in the MedGadget 2007 Medblog Awards contest, which closed out late Sunday night. It was an honor for DiabetesMine to be nominated in both the Best Medical Weblog and Best Patient Weblog categories. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first time any patient-blogger has been nominated for the former, so that was a special treat.
Second, an equally…

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NEWS FLASH: Plot Your Health Politics

This just in: HealthCentral.com (where I also appear) has just released an extremely cool new tool you can use to plot where you stand vis-a-vis the presidential candidates on healthcare issues, called Healthcare ’08. Check it out!

A simple quad chart shows where all the candidates — 5 Democrats and 8 Republicans — stand on the biggest national health issues: Healthcare Reform, Drug Prices, Prevention, Technology (electronic medical records, etc.), and Stem Cells.
The neat…

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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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