As many of you may know, my husband/consulting partner and I were approached by Roche Diabetes’ Accu-Chek team a few years back with a challenging project request: how could we help them best “embrace” the burgeoning online diabetes patient community (what is now known lovingly as the DOC)? Our suggestion was hosting an in-person summit, to offer us cyber-advocates a rare chance to meet each other, as well as an unprecedented “peek behind the curtain”…Read more »
We all spend too much time fighting insurance coverage battles, am I right? This humongous time-sink can be one of the worst things about living with a chronic illness. But don’t take my word for it. Take a read on fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins’ latest row:
Special to the ‘Mine by Mike Hoskins
Like most of you, we spend thousands of dollars in diabetes supplies and meds every year.
Thankfully, our insurance coverage…
Grassroots advocates, we love you! That’s why we recently launched a new series to showcase these oft-overlooked activists working so hard out “in the trenches” to raise awareness and help fellow patients.
Today, we’re talking with Canadian Barbara Wagstaff (aka Barb Marche), founder of the community website aptly named
By D’Mine Columnist / Correspondent Wil Dubois
Canadian Barbara Wagstaff created the site Diabetes Advocacy following what can only be described as the…
We’re already a quarter way through 2012! Hopefully that means Spring will be arriving any day now… In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of our favorite blog posts from the last month, in no particular order:
Even after years of living with diabetes, Shannon finds herself embracing some things she never quite got a handle on. Like many of us, she considers herself a work in progress.
Jacquie Paul Wojick is having…
Happy Diabetes Alert Day! OK, so it’s not a real holiday, but once a year in March, the American Diabetes Association holds its one-day “wake-up call” to encourage Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test, which is a short, seven question online test to determine one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, for every Diabetes Risk Test taken between now and April 27, Boar’s Head will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association…Read more »