My dad has hypothyroidism, as does my grandmother. For my whole life, my dad has taken a tiny little pill every morning to make sure his metabolism functions properly. I always thought that compared to diabetes, thyroid disease wasn’t very “serious” — all my dad needed to do was pop a pill! — and that it was nothing I needed to worry about anyway. But then, because of my diabetes and my “genetic predisposition,” my…Read more »
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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…
Amy Johnson, now age 18, of Kansas City, Missouri, is the American Diabetes Association’s 2010 National Youth Advocate — which has got to be very exciting for any young person. She’s spending this year traveling around the country giving talks to encourage youth and adults alike “to get involved in the fight against diabetes.” The ADA even set up a blog for her.
I asked Amy to talk about what we all can and should…