Diabetes Blogs and Web Stuff

The Death of the Press Release

On another note altogether (I’ll get back to “As the Glucose Meter Turns” soon enough), I am pondering the PR question again today.  I am doing this because I’ve received an advance invitation to be part of a panel discussion on how healthcare and pharma enterprises should approach bloggers in “serious disease categories” — i.e. bloggers like us.  Big question.
I have worked on both sides of the communications fence and understand the in’s and…

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The OC Gets Moving for National Diabetes Month

Today is the first, so say hello to November, aka national Diabetes Awareness Month.  So many diabetics, so much to do!
In addition to the FDA/FTC crackdown on phoney diabetes web ads, plus all sorts of creative fund-raising initiatives like the JDRF’s campaign with the Build-A-Bear Workshop, the Diabetes Online Community (O.C.) is launching two new initiatives:
1) A new navigation system to make finding blogs about living with diabetes easier.  The OC website will…

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Grand Rounds, Vol. 2, No. 51: Celebrating Education

Welcome! First off, if you haven’t already, I invite you to hop over to see my Pre-Rounds host interview on Medscape (requires free login). 
In keeping with the September tradition of “Back-to-School,” this week’s Grand Rounds celebrates education.  That is, participating medical bloggers were asked to highlight posts that reflect in some way on the indispensable role that universities and other training centers play in making medicine happen.  God knows, all the medical professionals (and…

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Grand Rounds Coming HERE Next Week

Hello, medical bloggers, friends, and readers. That weekly compilation of happenings in the health care blogosphere that we affectionately call “Grand Rounds” will be hosted here at DiabetesMine.com next Tuesday. Pre-Rounds is a new series of interviews with the host bloggers, published on Medscape.com. Check out mine HERE (requires login.)
In keeping with the September tradition of “Back-to-School,” I’d like us to take the opportunity to celebrate education. That is, theme of the week will…

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Notice Anything New?

Check out my new blog Category over on the left — Interviewed! — in which I’ve compiled all the recent chats I’ve posted with great diabetes and blogging minds. And also a new addition to my “Sponsored Links” section in the right-hand margin, in which a new advertiser and I are taking each other for a test drive. No major layout re-haul, but enough to feel a bit like a Fall rebirth over here at…

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