Last Spring, the DOC was abuzz when a casting call went out for MTV’s reality series “True Life.” The producers were planning to make a one-hour documentary on diabetes, and they were looking for folks to submit their stories. Understandably, many people were wary of what kind of “reality” MTV would create with this show. What kind of people would they choose to represent PWDs? Would they overhype or downplay different parts of life with…Read more »
Today we’re happy and proud here at DiabetesMine. By all accounts, the DiabetesMine Design Challenge we’ve hosted here for the past three years has been a roaring success. We inspired creative thinkers from all over the country and all over the world to design and showcase more than 300 innovative concepts. We helped place some of these talented young thinkers in key positions in the industry. And we managed – on a patient blog and…Read more »
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 »