As many of you may know, my husband/consulting partner and I were approached by Roche Diabetes’ Accu-Chek team a few years back with a challenging project request: how could we help them best “embrace” the burgeoning online diabetes patient community (what is now known lovingly as the DOC)? Our suggestion was hosting an in-person summit, to offer us cyber-advocates a rare chance to meet each other, as well as an unprecedented “peek behind the curtain”…Read more »
Welcome again to our ongoing series about living with diabetes around the globe. We’re very excited to bring you this special account of life in the United Arab Emirates by Aisha AlQaissieh, a 25-year-old native of Abu Dhabi, the capitol of the country, where she works at her family’s business. Aisha was diagnosed with type 1 at age 12 and struggled with her diabetes for a few years before becoming a patient at the UAE’s…Read more »
It’s not often you get to meet someone who actually worked directly with Dr. Elliott Joslin, “the father of diabetes care,” back in the day. But lucky for us, fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins lives in Indiana, very near the Eli Lilly HQ and a gentleman who’s made an incredible impact on treating diabetes over the past 74 years. Don’t miss his (somewhat lengthy) historical perspective today:
Special to the ‘Mine by Michael Hoskins…Read more »
This past weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at the Interactive portion of the South by Southwest conference (SXSW) in Austin, TX. Launched in the mid-80s as a music festival, SXSW has grown in the last decade or so to become one of the largest festivals in the world, including all manner of social media and mobile technology. A couple of years ago, a group pulled together an unconference portion called SXSH, to focus…Read more »
Wow, LifeScan’s OneTouch Verio IQ meter just barely hit market in the U.S., and we got word today that all meters across the country and across Canada are being “voluntarily removed and replaced” by the company, due to an error that can cause the meter to shut down when a user accesses the stored test results.
VerioIQ is LifeScan’s new smart meter, billed as “the first meter ever that automatically alerts you to patterns… and…