I’m a huge fan of Jeff Hitchcock — one of the most famous figures in the diabetes community. He’s founder of the Children with Diabetes website, which serves millions of pages each month to thousands of people around the world. Jeff launched CWD in 1995 as a way for his young daughter Marissa to meet others with diabetes, and it has since become one of the top destinations online for diabetes information. In 2000, they…Read more »
I don’t know if all you fellow patients realize this, but the big companies that make the medicines and devices we rely on (those giant Pharmas that we love to hate) are struggling something fierce to come to terms with Social Media. By that I mean they see the world of blogs, social networks, YouTube and wikis exploding all around them and they’re not quite sure what to do about it.
But with the Obama…
Mollie and Jackie Singer are 19-almost-20-year-old twins from Las Vegas, Nevada, who have spent the better part of their lives advocating on behalf of people with diabetes. Mollie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 4 and she and her sister Jackie, along with their mom, Jackie, and their aunt Mollie (who are also twins — so yes, two sets of twins, both Mollie and Jackie!) — recently launched a new social network called…Read more »
All the most useful and intriguing things I learned about diabetes seem to come from other patients. No contest. Every time I correspond with folks in the community and read other PWDs blogs (as much as time permits), I am blown away by the stuff I hear about. I was fortunate enough to actually see Manny Hernandez and Anne Findlay live and in person in San Francisco last week. Here are three cool things they…Read more »
A note today to remind you that this is the final week to send us your story and apply for a FREE DIABETES MAKEOVER. Who couldn’t use some individualized help getting their diet, exercise routine, and glucose control regimen into a healthy and productive groove?
We already have had a number of people writing in about their struggles controlling their weight, and how they’ve “started many exercise programs, but just can’t keep motivated.”