One of our diabetes friends from Melbourne, Australia, is Renza Scibilia, a type 1 since 1998 who we’ve had the honor of knowing in the Diabetes Online Community for years now. Though we’ve been interacting online for a while, it wasn’t until the ADA Scientific Sessions in June 2013 that I finally had the chance to meet Renza in person — huddling at the convention center there in Chicago with our much-needed cups of coffee…Read more »
Everyone wants to know what the patient community is thinking these days. The explosion of social media and patient advocacy has fueled the desire for Pharma, device companies, health organizations and insurers to seek out our perspective and input — which is a wonderful development!
This is happening not just in diabetes, but across the broader spectrum of health conditions. But the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) does stand out, as it seems to be the…
Not long ago, I attended the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo here in New York City. Personally, I didn’t expect to get much out of the event because I knew that the Diabetes Expo (and ADA as a whole) is skewed toward the predominant type 2 diabetes population. But still, I wanted to bring along a friend who’s been struggling with her diabetes, and I wanted to say hello to a few other friends who…Read more »