When I was down in Orlando for the Children with Diabetes conference, I bumped into a booth for something called the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, and chatted with its president Mary Podjasek, a wife and mother to two with type 1 diabetes. Never heard of this foundation? Well, if you’re the parent of a future college student who’s living with diabetes, take note! The Diabetes Scholars Foundation has awarded over $300,000 to incoming freshman with diabetes…Read more »
If you ever get discouraged feeling that nothing impactful is being done to improve Type 1 diabetes at the point of care (getting doctors on board, etc.), have a look at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. I too was pretty unfamiliar with their efforts until recent conversations on my conference tour through Orlando.
Since April of 2009, Helmsley has begun a multi-million dollar Type 1 Diabetes program that consists of four parts: a research consortium, a…
As you’ve probably read by now, Roche Diabetes was brave enough to host a ‘Social Media Summit‘ for the second year in a row last week, inviting a group of diabetes bloggers and online advocates to commune and interact. Yes, this was an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, FL, for those who attended, but by no means a marketing spiel. In fact, I was delighted that representatives from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American…Read more »
OK, I know: HealCam sounds like something off vintage Late Night David Letterman. But in fact, it’s quite the futuristic service.
It’s a new, interactive video chat site for people with medical issues to talk to each other, being developed by my friends over at Medgadget.com.
HealCam‘s tagline is: “Talk. Listen. Heal.” It’s an extremely simple concept. All you do is press “Start” and choose a health category (diabetes is one of the first available!),…
Happy Independence Day, All. I hope you too are enjoying the long weekend. We’ve (finally) got some killer summer sunshine here in the Bay Area. Plus a nice rib cookout and some fab fireworks last night.
I’m still recovering from my week in Orlando, FL, where I attended both the annual ADA Conference, and for the very first time, Jeff Hitchcock’s wonderful CWD Friends for Life event. I thought y’all might enjoy these snapshots of…Read more »