Many of us patient advocates who make the rounds at e-patient and health 2.0 conferences hear an awful lot of talk about "what the patient wants" and how Pharma and device companies should reach out to our communities online. Meanwhile, they've been slow to embrace Social Media, and given the controversy over FDA regulations for this, who knows what's happening internally at these companies as they struggle to form a viable strategy for getting involved?…Read more »
Anyone else feel like keeping up with reading around the diabetes / health communities online is becoming overwhelming? Yup. And that's a good thing, because it validates that what we're all doing here is meaningful. Don't believe me? Just ask CNN's big-shot medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, who just published a book called The Empowered Patient (nope, I haven't read it yet, but it's on my list!).
Here's what I have been reading of late:
What's that you say? What the heck is a "Health Account Plan?" I am pleased to announce that this week, at the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, I'll be part of the launch of a brand new kind of online platform called Keas — featured in the New York Times today (!)
As many of you know, Dr. Richard Jackson (of Joslin Diabetes Center) and I wrote a guidebook for patients in 2007 called…
Scott Johnson is one of my favorite fellow diabetes bloggers. Always has been. This post will show you why.
A Guest Post by Scott K. Johnson, of Scott's Diabetes Journal
Amy’s guest post from Dr. Anne Peters last Thursday on "How to be a Good Diabetes Patient" sure ruffled some feathers. I wanted to take a stab at the other side of the story: How to be a good endo, from a patient’s point…Read more »
At my endo appointment last week, the good woman reminded me that she hadn’t seen my “full-body” test results for a while: my most recent eye exam, mammogram and pap smear. This turned out to be a good reminder, as the former two were last done a full year ago and it was time to reschedule (sigh). What a pain! More appointment-making and driving around and time out of my schedule for unpleasant tests.