Talking to mainstream media about diabetes seems to be one of the biggest mysteries of life, does it not? When a big news story hits, we’re often faced with one perpetuated myth after another. For example, recent headlines screamed that the CDC is now speculating that 1 in 3 people in the US will have diabetes by 2050, but most stories didn’t specify that they meant type 2 diabetes exclusively. Big difference, right? Everyone from…Read more »
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, and the (for you too?) gorgeous weather that blessed us for World Diabetes Day 2010.
Here in San Francisco, Kelly Close and her team at Close Concerns collaborated with the local JDRF chapter, and ADA too, to bring us a fantastic rally at the Yerba Buena Rooftop Gardens near the SF Convention Center. It was a perfect evening:
You’ll be happy to know that we surpassed our goal for…Read more »
Are you ready, PWDs? I hope you have your calendar marked for this Sunday, Nov. 14: World Diabetes Day 2010.
What to do to help the cause? There are plenty of campaigns to get behind this month, but here are my Top 4 suggestions:
* Find out what’s happening in your city/ state / town and be part of it this Sunday!
To do this, you can:
Browse the International Diabetes Federation’s calendar of 300+…Read more »
Many of us patient advocates who make the rounds at e-patient and health 2.0 conferences hear an awful lot of talk about “what the patient wants” and how Pharma and device companies should reach out to our communities online. Meanwhile, they’ve been slow to embrace Social Media, and given the controversy over FDA regulations for this, who knows what’s happening internally at these companies as they struggle to form a viable strategy for getting involved?…Read more »
Red Maxwell is father of 15-year-old Cassie, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a toddler. He serves as National Chair of Online Communications for JDRF and spearheads their Juvenation social network. Despite being new on my radar, he’s also been blogging about diabetes since 2004, at his own site called Daddybetes.
On top of being a supercharged D-parent, Red happens to know a thing or two about collaboration. With over 20 years of design and…