BusinessWeek Covers “Designing for Diabetics”

Score another point for Health 2.0! Meaning, in this case, that the voice of the patient community is resounding, all the way to the Innovation Dept. of BusinessWeek.
Check out this feature article that went live last night, called “DESIGNING FOR DIABETICS.”
The mainstream media (MSM) got whiff of our whole push for improved medical product design, i.e. our campaign to get the vendors to “provide diabetics with equipment that fits as seamlessly into their…

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The Future Of (Is) Health on the Net

It felt like the early days of the Internet, when a bunch of seemingly delirious companies were all hyped up about something called “eCommerce” — the then-stunning concept that people might actually conduct end-to-end shopping transactions on the Net, from browsing products to paying and delivery. Who would’ve thought?
So if some of the new stuff debuted at yesterday’s forward-looking Health 2.0 conference sounds dubious to you now, take a deep breath and keep an…

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Where HealthCare Meets Web 2.0

Today I’m at the Health 2.0 Conference here in San Francisco, the first gathering of its kind: over 400 entrepreneurs, investors, analysts, media and other industry insiders have convened to discuss what happens when old world healthcare meets new world Web 2.0. The event is sponsored by Silicon Valley icon Cisco Systems, and representatives of Google, Yahoo! and other Web heavyweights all have speakers on the program.

You might wonder what this is all about,…

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Who’s Afraid of the HealthCare Wolf?

Here I am living with a chronic disease, and blogging my brains out about it, and yet I’ve been shielded so far from all the agonizing over health insurance. I’ve been lucky enough to be covered by my husband’s employer’s plan — since pre-diagnosis, so Hah!, they were stuck with me. But I do realize this arrangement may not go on forever, and that prospect scares the heck out of me.
Nobody’s arguing that healthcare…

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Low-Carb Favorites, from the Devotees

So this whole low-carb thing about diabetes is driving me crazy.
As I said myself recently, when struggling to control your blood sugar, the more carbs, the more struggle.
But I also don’t believe that complete abstinence is the answer (like “just say no” isn’t really the answer for birth control, right?) Carbohydrates are part of life, and part of a healthy diet, too, in moderation. I just wish there were more — and more…

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