Although many people with diabetes tend to think just in terms of our own community, PWDs are actually part of a much larger community of folks with chronic illnesses; we are residents of the “Kingdom of the Sick,” a term coined by cancer patient and writer Susan Sontag. That’s also the title of a new book being released tomorrow, In the Kingdom of the Sick, written by Bostonian and college science writing professor Laurie Edwards.…Read more »
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…
Hello Dear Readers and Empowered Patients Everywhere,
Today we are pleased to announce the WINNERS of our 2012 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest, a campaign to identify 10 articulate patients who can represent the Diabetes Community in our ongoing push for innovation to improve the lives of people with diabetes (PWDs) everywhere.
We asked folks to submit brief videos talking about their lives with diabetes and what they feel are the biggest unmet needs. We were…
We’ve had four great years running our wildly successful crowdsourcing competition, the DiabetesMine Design Challenge.
Today, we at DiabetesMine are proud to announce a new program in our continued efforts to “push the envelope” on diabetes innovation:
The DiabetesMine™ PATIENT VOICES CONTEST!!
We’re asking YOU, the empowered PWDs (people with diabetes) to tell us about your most pressing design needs.
All you have to do is create a 2-3 minute video testimonial about the…
We like to think we’re educated, empowered ePatients here at the ‘Mine, doing everything we can to stay healthy… But what if we don’t necessarily agree with a doctor’s recommendation?
As type 1 PWDs, Amy and I have both had to accept that we need insulin, but having diabetes has also left open the door to other possible meds, like a statin or an ACE inhibitor, which have clear pros and cons. In other words,…