Last Spring, the DOC was abuzz when a casting call went out for MTV's reality series "True Life." The producers were planning to make a one-hour documentary on diabetes, and they were looking for folks to submit their stories. Understandably, many people were wary of what kind of "reality" MTV would create with this show. What kind of people would they choose to represent PWDs? Would they overhype or downplay different parts of life with…Read more »
Today is my 18th diaversary. That's DOC slang for the anniversary of my diagnosis. I used to think 18 years with diabetes sounded like a looooong time. Growing up, most of the people I knew had diabetes for about as long as me, because most of my D-friends were the same age as me and were diagnosed around the same time as I was (at age 8). Now that I'm older and have had the…Read more »
As veterans in the diabetes blogging community, Amy and I are often asked how people can get started or get more involved in social media. If you're unfamiliar, it can feel like a huge undertaking, so it's not surprising that many people are hesitant about jumping in feet first. Plus, the discussion continues about whether social media really does make a difference. This month's Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) carnival poses the question:
Today might be the spookiest day of the year, but have no fear, our favorite D-picks of the past month are here. Hey, that rhymed! Our friends in the DOC certainly make living with diabetes a little less scary, huh?
We're still riding the wave of excitement following the epic Simonpalooza DOC meet-ups! Chris Snider chats with the man himself on this episode of the hit podcast, Just Talking.
Kim Vlasnik writes a great post…