NaBloPoMo, A “Giving Mall,” and More Ways to Follow This Blog

A few indispensable updates:
* I haven’t said much about NaBloPoMo, but am quietly applauding everyone involved! What a coinkidink actually that November is BOTH National Diabetes Awareness Month and National Blog Posting Month, in which all good bloggers are challenged to post something to their blogs every single day of the month. OK, I’m only 95% on board, since I take weekends off. Hell, I’ve been posting every single weekday for nearly three years.…

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Type 1 vs. Type 2 and Other Diabetes Confusion

When the Powers That Be established National Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m guessing they had the millions of at-risk and yet-undiagnosed Type 2s in this country in mind. That’s an estimated 6.2 million people in the latter category alone. And then of course, there’s the public at large: How aware are they of truth vs. myth about this pervasive disease? For a condition that effects 7% of the American population, it’s just astonishing how much misinformation…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 17 — Knowing is Half the Battle

Hello again here at the Diabetic Partner Follies, where people who live with and love the PWDs (people with diabetes) are invited to share their stories and vent, if needed.
Today, a woman who prefers to remain anonymous explains how she and her boyfriend are learning to cope with this disease together — with the emphasis on learning.
Remember, if you’d like to submit something to the Follies (post, link, video, you name it), email…

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World Diabetes Day Agenda Grows, and Grows…

Hey, it’s November, National Diabetes Month! And the countdown ticks: just two more weeks until the first-ever UN sanctioned World Diabetes Day is slated to light up New York City, literally, with the illumination of the Empire State Building in diabetes-awareness blue on Nov. 14. See an official list of events around the country and around the world HERE.

Lots of people with diabetes still don’t even know about this monumental awareness campaign, so be…

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Health 2.0 Conference 2.0: ePatients Wanted

The next Health 2.0 Conference here on the West Coast is in the works, and it’s all about us patients!
They’re calling this one “Spring Fling,” taking place on March 4, 2008, at the Westin hotel in San Diego, CA. The Big Idea is “Connecting Consumers and Providers.” I’m excited to report that I’m scheduled to run a flagship panel about patients using Health 2.0 technologies for community and self-care. Cool!
“At the Fall event,…

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