The funny thing about diabetes is that it can actually be, well… kinda funny! Although diabetes on the whole is no joke, there are plenty of moments in living day-in and day-out with this chronic illness madness that provide some chuckles. This month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is all about the lighter side of diabetes. Laughter certainly is one of the best medicines for PWDs. Here are Allison and Amy’s answers to…Read more »
Autumn brings hectic school schedules and shorter days, but we’re staying on track with bringing you the latest bloggy goodness from the DOC. Check out our picks for best reads of this past month (unfortunately starting with some sad news):
First, let’s rally around Kelly Kunik as she says good-bye to her beloved mother, who passed away last weekend. Our hearts are with you. We love you, Kelly!
The diabetes community also loses another young…
What causes 63% of all deaths in the world? If you guessed AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, you’d be wrong. It’s actually non-communicable diseases, with the top four being cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. It costs governments billions of dollars in both healthcare costs and loss in worker productivity, and that’s just one of the many reasons why a delegation of heads of state, ministers of Foreign Affairs and Health, and representatives from NGOs…Read more »
This weekend, at Stanford Campus in Palo Alto, CA, I’m proud to say we hosted a historical gathering of different stakeholders around innovation in diabetes… The first-ever DiabetesMine Innovation Summit gathered in one room about 60 designers, web visionaries, Pharma Marketing and R&D folks, experts from venture capital investment, innovation and regulatory experts, and passionate patient advocates.
The aim was to kick off a new era of collaboration among these various stakeholders, to begin revolutionizing…Read more »
Diabetes has never felt like an “invisible illness” to me. I can see the teeny-tiny puncture wounds on my fingers, the juice box that weighs down my purse, the stray test strip on the bedroom floor. The presence of diabetes is very apparent to me. But because my hair doesn’t fall out, my skin doesn’t change color, and I can walk and talk without impairment, most people don’t know that there is anything wrong with…Read more »