What made the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Philadelphia last week an extra special experience this year? Social media did, of course! That’s because for the first time ever, members of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) attended en force, and a special broadcast of the weekly DSMA Live radio show was hosted live from a packed room of about 50 people at the downtown Philly Marriott, where attending bloggers…Read more »
Last week, for the second year in a row, I attended the Lilly Diabetes Blogger Summit in Indianapolis and experienced up close and personal the place that's been making the insulin that's been keeping me alive for almost 30 years.
This was the sequel, so to speak, of the first Blogger Summit the pharma giant held last year, hosting a dozen diabetes bloggers at the company's huge headquarters in Indy (where I live). But unlike…
This month's Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) Blog Carnival asks our community to stretch our imaginations, in order to address one of their funnest queries yet:
Disney just gave you funding to create a character with diabetes. What type of character would you create? What would your character’s message be?
Let me start by saying that my wife and I are huge Disney fans. OK, that me rephrase that: Suzi's love for all-things Disney has…Read more »
People with diabetes are living longer and healthier lives than ever. The life expectancy for PWDs has dramatically increased through the years (yay!), but that doesn't mean that diabetes gets any easier. In fact, as the well-respected endocrinologist and person with diabetes (PWD) himself Dr. Irl Hirsch put it at a conference earlier this year: we're seeing more "geriatric PWDs" these days and that presents a new host of issues that endocrinologists and patients traditionally…Read more »
Diabetes educators who do less talking, and more listening to the real-world concerns of patients? That's something I think we can all rally around! So we're pleased to report that this was a running theme in all the sessions our team attended at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), which just wrapped up this weekend in Indianapolis.
Team members Allison Blass and Mike Hoskins report that at this giant…