Grace, Achieved

Who knows Birdie? Who loves her like I do? Her blog, Aiming for Grace, always offers a combination of the most compelling images and simple words about living with diabetes that stop you in your tracks. It’s the purity of the them that gets you. For example, this recent post about the compulsion to explain ourselves to perfect strangers.
Well, when Birdie marked 20 years of living with Type 1 diabetes in March 2006, she…

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Health 2.0 Made Easy (And What Matters)

While I am busy at the Health 2.0 conference in San Diego today — moderating and learning as much as I can about what the future of healthcare might bring — I have a few related items I wanted to share.
First, in case you’re still uncertain about usefulness of Social Networks, or having trouble explaining them to your boss or your Grandma, have a look at this super-easy lesson from the CommonCraft Show:

See…

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Health 2.0: The Patient Experience

I’m very excited to report that today myself and a bunch of online health experts convene in San Diego, CA, for the “Spring Fling” version of last Fall’s Health 2.0 Conference. As you can see, the focus of this round is “Connecting Consumers & Providers” with a huge emphasis on the user experience (that’s us!!).
Therefore, the organizers have me busy all day long tomorrow. I’ll be running a morning panel on “The User Experience”…

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Your Chronic Condition — In Comics :)

My friends at HealthCentral Network understand the value of a smile when it comes to living with compromised health.
Thus, they’re creating a new series of personal health stories in comic strip format. And they’ve done mine to kick off the diabetes series! Based on the recent Newsweek article about me…
Check this out:
(Click on the image to be re-routed to the full comic version over at HealthCentral)

Gee, I look younger in comics…

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Scandal at JDRF!

Today, a shocking revelation about the JDRF: two employees have been caught embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars, the New York Times reports. This is pretty well the worst news I have heard since my diagnosis with diabetes four years ago.
Imagine the fireworks! All those parents killing themselves to raise money for JDRF, striving to fund research toward a cure. All those dedicated walkers and cyclists doing the same. And all the rest of…

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