Diabetes Blogs and Web Stuff

A Blog Lost… While Diabetes Thrives?!

For a few years now, my husband’s been saying that AOL is where good services go to die.
Did you catch this veiled announcement last week that TheDiabetesBlog.com would be shut down by owner AOL on Sept. 14, 2007, ostensibly for “not being consumer-oriented enough.” WtF?!
AOL inherited TheDiabetesBlog as part of its 2005 acquisition of Weblogs Inc. Now it looks like AOL is killing off a majority of the existing Weblogs Inc. blogs, with…

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Got Ethics?

Have you spotted these icons yet?

What they represent is another solid answer to the burning question, “How do you know whether a health/medical blog is credible”?
There is of course the HONCode for policing the reliability of medical and scientific sites on the Net, and also Trusted.MD’s new HealthTrain Manifesto, a sort of online community petition for a new “integrity standard” among healthcare bloggers.
But Rob Lamberts, MD, who practices internal medicine and pediatrics…

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What Do You Want From a Health Site / Community?

Oh, how the health-related websites proliferate. They’re popping up faster than frozen yogurt shops in the 1980′s. At least a dozen new health-focused search engines and patient community sites have graciously contacted me in recent weeks asking for feedback on their functionality and patient karma. Sadly, I haven’t been able to do them all justice.
Which makes me think they can’t possibly all survive. I’m guessing that most of you are as busy as I…

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Live from the DH Studios: Watch This!

Hello from Computer-TV-land.
Today I am on-site at Diabetes Health magazine’s new broadcast studio in Marin, CA. Editor Scott King and I will discuss the latest D-news, new product designs, and conduct a big fat Q&A session answering dozens of reader questions. The flagship show of Diabetes Live is must-see TV!
So settle down in front of your PC and have your telephone handy to call 800-473-4636 with questions.

Definitely let me know how it…

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Doug Burns Update, a Little “Dia-Log,” and Fiction for the ADA

It’s another Miscellaneous-Updates Day here at DiabetesMine.com. I’m stuffing things in bags, as our family’s off to Lake Shasta for a long weekend. Ah, the outdoors… Honey, are you bringing your laptop?!
Anyway, here are three news bits I wanted to share pre-road trip:
* Did anyone else catch the headline that Mr. Universe Doug Burns is now planning to sue the city of Redwood City? What?! After all that talk of not being litigious?…

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