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 »
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the first-of-its kind e-Patient Bootcamp program held at the offices of Edelman PR in New York City. The event was hosted by the venerable leader of the e-Patient movement, Dave deBronkart. e-Patient Dave, as he's more commonly known, has an incredibly moving story: after being diagnosed with "terminal" metastasized kidney cancer, he managed to beat the odds by using the internet and his own stubborn persistence to…Read more »
* A special report by our Ask D'Mine columnist Wil Dubois *
The weather forecast today calls for radical change, patient empowerment, new roles for doctors, and a call for a return to some good old fashioned medicine.
Last week the ’Mine crew were privileged to attend the day-long Stanford Summit that was part of the larger academic Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical…