People with Diabetes:
Got strong opinions about diabetes tools & treatments you wanna share with decision-makers?
Interested in being flown out to beautiful Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, to act as a patient advocate?
You came to the right place!
You have until the end of day today, July 26, to enter our 2013 DiabetesMine PATIENT VOICES SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST!
That’s right, we’re looking for 10 passionate PWDs (people with diabetes) or caregivers to receive…
People with Diabetes:
Did you know the DiabetesMine team were secret artists, painting masterpieces with our lancets in our garage studios by night?
Yeah… April Fool’s! Actually we’ve got, well… close to zilch artistic ability.
But our new friend Cathy Leamy in the Boston area is one of those people who REALLY has talent, and is using her comic-creating capabilities to raise awareness on important healthcare topics.
Cathy tells us she’s been doing comics and cartoons for most…
The topic for this month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is a great one! It prompts us to directly address our healthcare providers (HCP) and certified diabetes educators (CDEs), telling them what we’d like THEM to learn from the Diabetes Online Community.
That’s a very important question, as we’re constantly thinking about how much we want our docs and educators to actually listen to us patients individually, rather than treating us all like…
We don’t talk about it all that much in the heart of the diabetes online community (DOC), but there’s actually an incredibly vibrant and growing larger community of online patient advocates out there who are banding together to do great things. No matter if you have prostate cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic migranes, or… diabetes.
I’m a member of a group called the Society for Participatory Medicine and on their email list, so I get to see…
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the first-of-its kind e-Patient Bootcamp program held at the offices of Edelman PR in New York City. The event was hosted by the venerable leader of the e-Patient movement, Dave deBronkart. e-Patient Dave, as he’s more commonly known, has an incredibly moving story: after being diagnosed with “terminal” metastasized kidney cancer, he managed to beat the odds by using the internet and his own stubborn persistence to…Read more »