As many of you may know, my husband/consulting partner and I were approached by Roche Diabetes’ Accu-Chek team a few years back with a challenging project request: how could we help them best “embrace” the burgeoning online diabetes patient community (what is now known lovingly as the DOC)? Our suggestion was hosting an in-person summit, to offer us cyber-advocates a rare chance to meet each other, as well as an unprecedented “peek behind the curtain”…Read more »
Grassroots advocates, we love you! That’s why we recently launched a new series to showcase these oft-overlooked activists working so hard out “in the trenches” to raise awareness and help fellow patients.
Today, we’re talking with Canadian Barbara Wagstaff (aka Barb Marche), founder of the community website aptly named
By D’Mine Columnist / Correspondent Wil Dubois
Canadian Barbara Wagstaff created the site Diabetes Advocacy following what can only be described as the…
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…
Happy Diabetes Alert Day! OK, so it’s not a real holiday, but once a year in March, the American Diabetes Association holds its one-day “wake-up call” to encourage Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test, which is a short, seven question online test to determine one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, for every Diabetes Risk Test taken between now and April 27, Boar’s Head will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association…Read more »
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Lucky for us, fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins is on the case.
Special to the ‘Mine by Michael Hoskins
As if we PWDs (people with diabetes) didn’t have enough to keep our minds busy with daily blood sugar tests, health insurance coverage headaches and finding the time to read all the D-blogs and #dsma tweets, apparently now also have think about something else in our homes…