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 »
We're already a quarter way through 2012! Hopefully that means Spring will be arriving any day now... In the meantime, let's take a look at some of our favorite blog posts from the last month, in no particular order:
Even after years of living with diabetes, Shannon finds herself embracing some things she never quite got a handle on. Like many of us, she considers herself a work in progress.
Jacquie Paul Wojick is having…
The topic for this month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is about dealing with diabetes at work and/or school. Do you tell people around you about your illness? Why or why not? Amy's been out of school and self-employed since her diagnosis (lucky her!), so she deferred to me on this topic — and frankly, I've always been pretty "out there."
I remember my first job interview out of college very clearly.…
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 »
This hasn't exactly been the coldest, darkest winter on record, but neverthless, it can be a difficult time of year to stay upbeat — especially when your blood sugar levels seem to be unresponsive to all your daily efforts. Ugh. This month, the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy) Blog Carnival is focusing on Diabetes in the Winter:
What can we do to help stop depression from hitting our community during the winter months?
I'm not…Read more »