Congrats again to the winners of our 2014 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest, announced earlier this summer! Over the next weeks, we’ll be featuring an interview with each of them — all leading up to the 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit set for Nov. 21 at Stanford University. That’s our signature invite-only event bringing together patient voices with industry, regulatory, clinical and D-technology leaders. All in the name of fueling innovation, especially in these times of…Read more »
We’re now three-quarters of the way through Diabetes Blog Week 2014, and today we’re asked to take a positive spin on yesterday’s topic of what brings us down:
Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a…
This month the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is taking a personal look how technology and its outputs affect our D-lives.
It refers to the #WeAreNotWaiting campaign, a D-Community push for diabetes innovation now.
It’s a grassroots initiative calling for diabetes data and device interoperability — so that we PWDs have full access to our own data, can share it as we like, and can use on whatever apps or platforms we choose…Read more »
The Diabetes Social Media (DSMA) Blog Carnival topic for the month of February asks us to explore the concept of “advocacy.”
In our diabetes community, the word gets tossed around a lot. What does it mean? Is blogging, attending conferences, or getting a lot of Facebook likes in itself advocacy?
If you go by the dictionary, an “advocate” is simply someone who speaks up in support of a person, cause, or particular issue:
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One thing you can’t deny about our Diabetes Community is that there are a lot of passionate people working hard to help make this world a better place for those of us with faulty pancreases.
And many of those efforts have been crystallized over the past several months in a wave of new diabetes non-profit orgs.
Sure, the PWD-led diabetes non-profit world already seems pretty crowded (exact numbers are hard to come by, as they’re…