Contrary to some recent criticisms, we don’t believe the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) is a closed club. Actually, it’s a very open and welcoming place where anyone struggling with diabetes can find support and information. We each might be looking for something different online, and we each have unique experiences. With that in mind, the monthly Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is reflecting on a chat from June 13th called Winging It and…Read more »
When we’re diagnosed with diabetes, we hear about something called a “patient-centered healthcare team,” where the patient is supposedly the captain and the endocrinologist, certified diabetes educator, dietician, eye doctor, primary care doctor and other specialists are all supporting team members.
Or so they say. Truth is, “healthcare teams” are rarely set up like this.
As we all know, the patient is rarely in charge of anything and medical professionals are rarely working in harmony.…
You might not know it by just glancing at the name “Children with Diabetes,” but the annual diabetes conference in Florida each year isn’t a kids-only atmosphere. At least, not anymore.
Nowadays, the Friends for Life conference is definitely a grown-up party and more adults are joining in on the fun!
Everything began in 1995, when an Ohio D-Dad named Jeff Hitchcock founded the online forum that has become the thriving CWD community. His daughter…
Our friend and fellow D-blogger Beatriz Dominguez lives near Chicago, where she works as Assistant to the Chair of Medical Laboratory Technology at Oakton Community College. But that’s just her day job. Beatriz grew up in Colombia and witnessed the effects of type 2 diabetes on her father. Beatriz was passionate about diabetes long before she was even diagnosed. Since her diagnosis, Beatriz has become a well-known type 2 blogger, attended the Roche Social Media Summit,…Read more »
Living with diabetes can be a lot to deal with every day, and some of us have joked that navigating our daily D-routines can sometimes feel like an Olympic sport in itself! The Diabetes Olympics, one might say.
Of course, most of us don’t really have any insight into both living with diabetes and being a part of the actual Olympics. But some fellow PWDs can claim that, and not just the elite athletes striving…