Diabetes has never felt like an “invisible illness” to me. I can see the teeny-tiny puncture wounds on my fingers, the juice box that weighs down my purse, the stray test strip on the bedroom floor. The presence of diabetes is very apparent to me. But because my hair doesn’t fall out, my skin doesn’t change color, and I can walk and talk without impairment, most people don’t know that there is anything wrong with…Read more »
Talk about your really cool mashups of Web 2.0 technology being employed in clever ways to help improve people’s health! The non-profit Diabetes Hands Foundation has teamed up with Joslin Diabetes Center and pharma sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim to introduce a new interactive, Facebook-based game with social networking features that teaches you about healthy eating and diabetes management, and encourages you to take actions. The game is called HealthSeeker, and it goes live today!
Darn it, it’s tough returning from vacation. Somehow you feel like your life is all loose ends, and man, are you behind on tying things up! Diabetes sort of makes you feel that way all the time though, doesn’t it? As I attempt to “un-bury” and get back into my “more responsible” routine, it occurred to me that a list might help (or not…)
Ten Things I Should Definitely Do More Often
1. Count…Read more »
I was thinking about how you don’t see so many bumper stickers on cars these days. A few, to be sure, but during recent elections I noticed that folks seemed very hesitant to advertise their political views on their automobiles. Oddly, I felt the same way, even though I’m part of this new tidal wave of people willing to “put it all out there” on the Internet.
Just for fun, I searched for diabetes bumper…