The Diabetes Online Community is all about support, but what about in-person diabetes support groups? This month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) Blog Carnival asks, “Describe your ideal diabetes “support group”? What would you discuss?” Amy’s really concentrated on getting most of her support from the DOC, but I’ve attended local support groups on-and-off for the past 18 years. So this month, I’m sharing a little about why I love IRL (Internet-speak for “in real…Read more »
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 »
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 »
Ever feel like you’re making the same New Year’s Resolution over and over and over again? I know I do. I have several changes in my life that I’m planning to make this year, but the No. 1 thing on my Diabetes List is logging my blood sugars.
I feel like a broken record! Wasn’t I just talking about this a few weeks ago? Don’t we spend loads of time here at the ‘Mine…
For this month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy blog carnival, founder Cherise Shockley left it up to us bloggers to choose what to write about based on the DSMA chats from the month of November (FYI: you can participate in those chats every Wednesday at 9pm EST on Twitter).
With Hanukkah starting this evening and Christmas coming up this weekend, we were naturally drawn to the theme of “Celebrating the holidays with diabetes,” so Allison and…