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To A Crisp.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes September 1, 2015 6 Comments

The folks at Diabetes Daily have cobbled together a day to discuss diabetes social media burnout.  (Yes, ironic to dedicate a day of online discussion about diabetes social media burnout …) but the topic is real and something that we have all encountered over the years, so it bears discussion. Only I’m not talking about it today. Why?  Because I…

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What Are You Advocating For?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community July 7, 2015 1 Comment

A discussion from Masterlab at Friends for Life: Social Media Prompt: What are you advocating for?? #MasterLab — Diabetes Hands Fndn (@diabeteshf) July 7, 2015 Some answers: My spiel: We need to stop blaming. Help everyone get the tools they need to be healthy. Access to tools for all! #diabetes #masterlab — Diabetes Ramblings (@RFamsRamblings) July 7, 2015 Our mission:…

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Urgency – #Vote4DM and #DOCasksFDA.

Uncategorized October 20, 2014 1 Comment

Today is the last day to participate in the #DOCasksFDA survey.  The link is HERE and you can just CLICK ON THIS LINK and I’ll stop using the caps lock key. Also, if you’d like to contribute your voice and share your dream for the future of diabetes, do it.  Do it via video, if you’re so inclined, like so…

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What Does the DOC Mean to You?

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Uncategorized October 8, 2014 1 Comment

Two weeks ago, the #dsma chat was centered on the how and why of people’s participation in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), and after chat participants shared what brought them to the web for diabetes information, the last question of the night asked them what the DOC means to them. The answers created a quilt of community and comfort that…

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Drafting Off #DSMA: Diabetes Job Description.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes August 28, 2014 1 Comment

I love tuning in to the diabetes discussions on Twitter – they are always insightful and make me see things through a different (insulin-colored?) lens. The final question of last night’s #dsma chat really brought out some interesting responses: Q4 At the time of diagnosis, would it have been helpful to be offered a Position Description for life with diabetes?…

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Advocacy: Do It with Flair.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes August 17, 2014 5 Comments

From @sixuntilme, after watching some of DarthSkeptic’s Tweets correcting diabetes misinformation fly by in my feed (thanks to @txtingmypancreas for highlighting):  “Why did you decide to take this wickedly funny high road?” From @darthskeptic:  “It was partially based on frustration and partially based on ‘TheoryFail’ and ‘TakeThatDarwin‘ addressing and mocking people ignorant about basic science.” Whatever the reason, I love…

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We Are Not Waiting: CGM in the Cloud (Part 1).

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life July 10, 2014 30 Comments

Waiting, when it comes to diabetes, frustrates the hell out of me.  According to the “cure in five years!” mantra that rang out constantly when I was diagnosed in 1986, I’ve been waiting for a cure for almost 30 years.  Currently, I wait (impatiently) for the Animas Vibe to become available to US patients.  I wait for the Dexcom Share…

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