The funny thing about diabetes is that it can actually be, well... kinda funny! Although diabetes on the whole is no joke, there are plenty of moments in living day-in and day-out with this chronic illness madness that provide some chuckles. This month's Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is all about the lighter side of diabetes. Laughter certainly is one of the best medicines for PWDs. Here are Allison and Amy's answers to…Read more »
Who can relate??
Mike Lawson is a new addition to our Sunday Funnies line-up. Even the bio he sent us made us laugh, so we're reprinting for your enjoyment here:
Mike Lawson is a self-proclaimed social media junkie, and a doctor-proclaimed Type 1 Diabetic. He's also a blogger, Facebooker, Flickr Photographer, TuDiabetic, Youtuber, Tweeter, Podcaster, Linkedin-er and About.me-er. Since his Type 1 diagnosis in 2000, Mike has used the Internet and social media to connect…Read more »
When we reported last summer about the Helmsley Charitable Trust developing an open national registry for type 1 diabetes, we were envisioning some kind of dry database, or perhaps a big listing of sorts like ClinicalTrials.gov. We sure as heck weren’t expecting the kind of social media “wow factor” that Helmsley has infused into its new site, MyGlu.org. Check it out:
The site is in beta testing now, scheduled to go fully live later this…Read more »
Like my buddy Scotty J of Scott's Diabetes Journal, I've got some big changes for 2011 to share with you all, which I'm very excited about too. I am pleased to announce that DiabetesMine.com has joined the Alliance Health Networks family of social media websites serving our growing community of people living with a wide variety of chronic conditions.
Say what? Yes, you heard correctly: we're teaming up with Alliance Health to help bring you…
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 »