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!).
This year is coming to an end, and over the past 12 months, we’ve been sharing our favorite posts each month from all around the DOC. Today, we’re reviewing a few of our overall favorites from 2011, plus a couple of excellent stand-outs from December. Enjoy!
Inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” initiative, Kim Vlasnik launched the You Can Do This Project earlier this summer. Her goal: to inspire PWDs everywhere that they…
We’re about to reach our 20,000th reader comment here at the ‘Mine! No kidding. Incredible, right?
Without a doubt it is YOUR VOICES that make the difference!
Your visits and your input are what make our efforts worthwhile, and what makes this site worth visiting every day, in our humble opinion… for example, this post, with over 970 comments!
We want to THANK YOU ALL for speaking up, speaking out, and supporting us for seven…