Diabetes Gets All Social.
"Social media in the diabetes sphere is exploding, and patients are actually using online venues as one of their first lines of defense after diagnosis - and even years after their initial diagnosis. Logging online hours is becoming as important as getting in to see your endocrinologist these days."
As a community of people with diabetes, we definitely know that diabetes is more than checking in with our doctor for seven minutes every few months. But we want the general population to know that diabetes isn't an easy-peasy fun diseasey (sorry - that was horrendous, but if it rhymes, I'm easily suckered in), and that we still very much deserve research and advancements in disease management. I'm happy to be hopefully helping to burst the diabetes bubble at least a little bit this morning by guest posting on the widely-read technology blog ReadWriteWeb, with shout-outs to Karen, Scott, George, Diabetes Daily, and TuDiabetes.
If you have a chance to check out The Social Method for Diabetes Care, I'd really appreciate it! It's still Diabetes Month, and we're still doing our best to educate the public about diabetes, one click at a time.