I was definitely a little awed (OK, and maybe a little jealous) when I discovered that fellow diabetes writer Riva Greenberg had been selected to write about diabetes for the influential national news & commentary blog, the Huffington Post. But then it occurred to me what a boon this is for all of us D-bloggers and patient advocates in general, to have that kind of “mainstream visibility.” So I asked Riva what it’s been like…Read more »
Arthur Ainsberg is the successful director of a New York-based financial firm. He is also a survivor himself and successful “hobby author,” who is just completing a new book on the discovery of insulin — “a drug that turned a death sentence into something more akin to a chronic nuisance.”
According to early reviews, his book Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle is “an important read for…
Diana Pihos is the Director of Communications for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). She was somewhat caught off-guard at last month’s Diabetes Social Media Summit, when our group barraged her with questions about the state of diabetes education in this country. I asked Diana to kindly offer us a recap of what she heard there, and what her organization intends to do about it.
A Guest Post by Diana Pihos of the AADE…Read more »
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 »
Stacey Simms is an award-winning medical reporter. She also spent 10 years as a TV anchor in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Syracuse and Utica, New York. But after getting to know her a little, I’d venture to guess her most challenging role in life has been as the mother of a very small child diagnosed with diabetes. (Check out her blog here.)
As a complement to this week’s guest post on parenting tweens and…Read more »