Chris Stocker lives with Type 1 diabetes in south Florida. He shares his thoughts and struggles on his blog, The Life of a Diabetic. Chris has faced some tough times, including missing the recent Diabetes Social Media Summit because he was down on his luck, which just broke my heart. Having been hit with diabetes smack in the middle of becoming an adult, Chris has some significant life experience to share. So for today’s Guest…Read more »
I was definitely a little awed (OK, and maybe a little jealous) when I discovered that fellow diabetes writer Riva Greenberg had been selected to write about diabetes for the influential national news & commentary blog, the Huffington Post. But then it occurred to me what a boon this is for all of us D-bloggers and patient advocates in general, to have that kind of “mainstream visibility.” So I asked Riva what it’s been like…Read more »
Once again, I’m launching a series of Guest Posts here at the ‘Mine for your summer reading enjoyment (and also because I’m going on vacation, K?)
If all goes well, this year’s Guest Posts should appear intermittently with a few features and news items that I hope to cover from abroad. We’re spending *a whole month* in Germany this year, so I’m packing an entire roll-on carry case full of pods, test strips, and insulin…
Who says it’s all just idle chatter? We PWDs (people with diabetes) are finding new and different ways to use Social Media to impact our lives every day.
The latest campaign is a community-wide diabetes-friendly recipe exchange called D-Feast Friday, masterminded by D-bloggers Lorraine (Mom of Caleb), Elizabeth Arnold, Kelly Kunik, “Bittersweet” Karen and a few others. Not long ago, they started tweeting pictures of what they were making for dinner, then in response to…
OK, I too am suffering from Diabetes Blog Week withdrawal. I find myself still trolling Twitter trying to discover more great posts that I missed. In particular, it seems last Saturday’s planned “wild card” topic — brag about your triumph or commiserate about your D-blooper — got changed at the last minute to a collection of diabetes snapshots. Which I loved. Too bad for me though, because I had a really good blooper to share.…Read more »