Diabetes Blogs and Web Stuff

Flying Circles

They’re kind of like Frisbees.  But with diabetes awareness benefits. And you can trace their whereabouts all over the globe.
These flying blue circles are part of the Unite for Diabetes campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), which of course just celebrated a great victory in the passing of the first-ever United Nations Resolution on diabetes. 
“Over 245 million people worldwide have diabetes. If nothing is done, this figure will exceed 380 million…

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Diabetes Blog Awards ((Hug))

Today, a brief note of THANKS to all the wonderful people in the Diabetes OC for investing their precious time and effort into blogging, so that we can all share in each other’s experiences.  I wish I had time to keep up on every one of the 140-some-odd D-blogs that now exist.  Whew! 
And a huge hug of Thank You to Allison Blass for creating the OC website, maintaining the bloggers’ roster, and going the…

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2nd Annual D-Blog Day

Today is the second annual D-Blog Day, a day of rejoicing over our ever-growing community of diabetes blogs.  Did I tell you lately that I love you guys?! (sniffle…)
As you know, there’s lots happening in the D-blog community, including of course nominations *now open* for the 2nd Annual D-Blog Awards. Apparently the policy is that last year’s winners don’t appear as nomination options, but will appear on the final ballot, so please keep me…

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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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