Advocacy

Bundle of Contradictions

This phrase, which happens to be the name of a new diabetes blog by Nic (welcome her here!), lodged squarely in my mind this morning as I read reaction to the latest NY Times article on diabetes (children and diets). WtF? After that hard-hitting series in this very same publication by N.R. Kleinfeld, we’ve suddenly got an experienced NYT health writer waving a dismissive hand at all the “hysterical rhetoric” about children and diabetes.
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“The Diabetes Song” and Other Must-See D-Video

Have you heard of YouTube.com? It’s a place to post homemade videos, and thus “broadcast yourself” to the world. Just for fun, I decided to find out if anyone was making videos on the disease at hand — and guess what? They are!
Search for the term “diabetes” on that site, and you get an array of quick-flicks ranging from irreverant parodies of Wilford Brimley for the Big D to child’s diagnosis in claymation.
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Nip and Tuck

As you can see, DiabetesMine.com has undergone a bit of a makeover over the weekend. No worries, it’s still “the yellow blog,” because I didn’t want to part with my sunny background, even though my designer friend suggested it. I just love the figure in the Pile ‘O Gold: pretty much sums up how I feel* about this blog (and you, too?)
Hopefully the new look is coming off “cleaner” and easier to read all-around.…

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Plagiarism Update

Thank you everyone for your support and tips on fighting back against plagiarism! Naturally, I’m flattered by a citing now and then as long as there is clear attribution, but the web site in question has actually stolen DOZENS of my posts, including the associated images (even of my kids!), and was so brazen even to lift my original category names: “Scrutinizing the Diabetes News,” “Diabetes Bulletin Board,” “Self-Disclosure” and so on. Wankers!!
Anyway, based…

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