Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the first-of-its kind e-Patient Bootcamp program held at the offices of Edelman PR in New York City. The event was hosted by the venerable leader of the e-Patient movement, Dave deBronkart. e-Patient Dave, as he’s more commonly known, has an incredibly moving story: after being diagnosed with “terminal” metastasized kidney cancer, he managed to beat the odds by using the internet and his own stubborn persistence to…Read more »
Here at the ‘Mine, we are constantly amazed and in awe of the work that so many folks are doing in the name of diabetes awareness. From parents of children with diabetes, to adults with diabetes, to even siblings and spouses and friends, there are so many worthwhile advocacy projects that we’d like to showcase … So we’re launching a new series, called Amazing Advocates (for lack of a better term ), because these folks…Read more »
Welcome again to 2012! Last year, we launched a monthly recap of the best blog posts we’ve seen around the blogosphere, and now we’re back with even more awesome posts that can’t be missed. As always, we love reader participation, so please feel free to send us your recommendations for the next round-up.
It’s often difficult to explain to others what it’s really like to live with diabetes. Patricia Brownell, a type 1 PWD and…Read more »
The Artificial Pancreas has the potential to become a huge leap forward in diabetes care. As anxious as all of us are to push the boundaries in diabetes technology, we can’t forget the importance of clinical trials; nothing will move forward without real patients ready and willing to strap on the gear and let researchers observe them for hours on end, most of the time in a clinical setting.
That might not seem like the…Read more »
Today is my 18th diaversary. That’s DOC slang for the anniversary of my diagnosis. I used to think 18 years with diabetes sounded like a looooong time. Growing up, most of the people I knew had diabetes for about as long as me, because most of my D-friends were the same age as me and were diagnosed around the same time as I was (at age 8). Now that I’m older and have had the…Read more »