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…
Diana Pihos is the Director of Communications for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). She was somewhat caught off-guard at last month’s Diabetes Social Media Summit, when our group barraged her with questions about the state of diabetes education in this country. I asked Diana to kindly offer us a recap of what she heard there, and what her organization intends to do about it.
A Guest Post by Diana Pihos of the AADE…Read more »
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…
As you’ve probably read by now, Roche Diabetes was brave enough to host a ‘Social Media Summit‘ for the second year in a row last week, inviting a group of diabetes bloggers and online advocates to commune and interact. Yes, this was an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, FL, for those who attended, but by no means a marketing spiel. In fact, I was delighted that representatives from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American…Read more »