Dr. Anne Peters is one of our favorite endocrinologists in the limelight. She’s director of the Diabetes Program at the University of Southern California (USC), head of the nation’s largest outreach program for community-based diabetes prevention and treatment in Los Angeles, and author of the best-selling book Conquering Diabetes. She does a series of regular videos on diabetes for Medscape and other sites, and we’ve interviewed her and featured her here several times in the…Read more »
Really smart people doing really smart things…TOGETHER!
That’s pretty much how I sum up the newest efforts to jumpstart diabetes research through a collaborative approach to making it more effective for the entire D-Community — from those of us on the patient side, to the researchers and innovators and everyone in between.
Here’s the scoop:
On Nov. 1, a non-profit called Unitio got its official launch as the new umbrella organization presiding over the T1DExchange…
Sure, diabetes is an everyday “in your face” thing for those of us living with it or caring for someone who does.
But now the rest of the world is getting slammed with all kinds of info about this chronic condition, since November is National Diabetes Month (or National Diabetes “Awareness” Month, because awareness is the name of the game, of course).
We got word recently that some fellow diabetes bloggers and advocates were sharing…
Patient Engagement. It means different things to different people. Until recently, the term was mostly used by corporations as a euphemism for brand loyalty to their medical products, or by healthcare providers as the antidote to “noncompliance.” We at the ‘Mine think of engagement not so much as what others convince us to do, but as a chance for patients to take the reigns, acting as catalysts for change themselves. That’s what the DiabetesMine Innovation…Read more »
Last week marked the big European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) taking place this year in Barcelona, Spain. Like the annual American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions, this gathering draws thousands from the scientific, medical and research spheres to talk about diabetes advances.
We unfortunately weren’t able to make it to Barcelona ourselves (boo!), but have been watching the news announcements closely. Plus, one of our 2013 Patient Voices Contest winners who happens to…