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…
* A special report by our Ask D’Mine columnist Wil Dubois *
The weather forecast today calls for radical change, patient empowerment, new roles for doctors, and a call for a return to some good old fashioned medicine.
Last week the ’Mine crew were privileged to attend the day-long Stanford Summit that was part of the larger academic Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical…
Who can relate??
Mike Lawson is a new addition to our Sunday Funnies line-up. Even the bio he sent us made us laugh, so we’re reprinting for your enjoyment here:
Mike Lawson is a self-proclaimed social media junkie, and a doctor-proclaimed Type 1 Diabetic. He’s also a blogger, Facebooker, Flickr Photographer, TuDiabetic, Youtuber, Tweeter, Podcaster, Linkedin-er and About.me-er. Since his Type 1 diagnosis in 2000, Mike has used the Internet and social media to connect…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 »