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 sure that…Read more »
Here at the ‘Mine, we are constantly amazed and in awe of the work that so many folks are doing in the name of diabetes awareness. From parents of children with diabetes, to adults with diabetes, to even siblings and spouses and friends, there are so many worthwhile advocacy projects that we’d like to showcase … So we’re launching a new series, called Amazing Advocates (for lack of a better term ), because these folks…Read more »
Like many of you, Allison and I have been spending time reflecting on the past year, and thinking about where this new year might take us.
Turns out, this month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy DSMA Blog Carnival asked just that question:
What is the one thing you are looking forward to in 2012? (diabetes related)
It’s hard to pinpoint just one thing, but here’s where the thought process took us both:
We wrapped up the year here at DiabetesMine with our traditional year in review post — outlining everything we thought was BIG for our year in diabetes. That got us thinking:
What did the major diabetes advocacy organizations and patient communities in this country believe were their biggest accomplishments in 2011? How would they describe the year? And what are their flagship plans / goals / strategies for continuing to help the diabetes community in…