We love grassroots advocates — regular folks who recognize a need in their community and step up to the plate! Earlier this year, we decided these unsung heroes of the diabetes community deserved a spotlight of their own, which is why we launched our Amazing Advocates series. This month, we’re highlighting Merle Gleeson, a PWD for nearly 50 (!) years who founded the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge almost 15 years ago. As far as diabetes…Read more »
Another very exciting announcement from our side today: we have a new team member here at the ‘Mine!! Mike Hoskins, who many of you know already as a beacon of the diabetes online community, and a recent freelancer here, has just signed on as our new Managing Editor!
Like me, Mike has a background in journalism and is passionate about patient advocacy. He’s spent the last 6 years as a lead reporter at Indiana Lawyer/IBJ…
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 »
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 »
Our community is filled with brilliant diabetes advocates just itching to do good deeds, but awareness campaigns and educational projects take both time and money, right? That’s where the Diabetes Hands Foundation wants to step in and lend a hand . They’ve announced today the launch of a new project funding initiative called DHF Seeds, a grant program dedicated to fostering ideas for improving the lives of people touched by diabetes (ooh, sounds familiar!).