I’ve been writing DiabetesMine for six years now: 1,425 posts and over 15,000 (legitimate) comments to date, most of it all about what’s happening in the diabetes world and the industry that serves us. Only a little bit of it is personal stuff about me. So as I’ve been watching this meme bouncing around the diabetes online community (D-OC) for a while, I’m thinking it’s about time I shared a little piece of me, too.…Read more »
Back in 2004/2005 when I started this blog, who would have thought that patient bloggers and advocates would soon be flying around the country as honored speakers at forward-thinking health events? Look how far we’ve come, and I’m very excited to be part of it!
A few relevant dispatches from the ePatient world today:
D-OC members Manny and Kerri have just returned from speaking at the ePatient Connections (ePC) conference in Philadelphia, which brings together…
Seeing as how all of my creative mindspace is currently going into selecting bathroom tiles and countertops (oy, remodel madness!), I almost dropped the ball on today’s special holiday: Diabetes Art Day.
This movement is the brainchild of D-blogger and Diabetes Art Therapist Lee Ann Thill. “Diabetes art therapist?!” you say. Yes, indeed. Please review Lee Ann’s recent guest post here about the therapeutic qualities of art expression for people living with the ultra-frustrating and…Read more »
Anyone else feel like keeping up with reading around the diabetes / health communities online is becoming overwhelming? Yup. And that’s a good thing, because it validates that what we’re all doing here is meaningful. Don’t believe me? Just ask CNN’s big-shot medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, who just published a book called The Empowered Patient (nope, I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my list!).
Here’s what I have been reading of late:
Today, first in a three-part series of guest posts addressing a duo near and dear to my heart: Technology & Diabetes.
Silja Chouquet is CEO of the Switzerland-based social media consultancy Whydot and author of the leading blog WhydotPharma, which is all about “creating patient-focus through social media.” She believes that social media has the power to “profoundly change the way healthcare is delivered.” When I asked Silja to comment on what’s happening in particular…