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Looking Back: Of Cocktails and Community.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 29, 2015 Tags: , , 3 Comments

Today, after a lovely morning at the dentist (once again fixing this issue), I’m recovering from a half-droopy novocained face and, as a result, am looking back at a post from 2013 about search engine optimization, diabetes, and cocktails … sort of. * * * “So what you should do is see what people are searching for and then carefully…

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What Does the DOC Mean to You?

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Uncategorized By October 8, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

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 By August 28, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 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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What Do You Want to Talk About?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By July 17, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Last night’s #dsma chat was a particularly good one, because its intention was to generate discussion and feedback about what people in the diabetes online community (DOC) want to talk about. These questions will be about DSMA and how we can improve your experience and to discuss topics that are near and dear to you. #dsma — DiabetesSocMedAdvoca (@DiabetesSocMed) July…

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I’m That Type.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Real Life Diabetes By June 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

Last night closed out a long week+ of travel, and it closed out with style at the JDRF TypeOneNation Texas event, where I was honored to be a presenter at the conference (talking about balancing diabetes – HEY-O! – and getting the most out of your medical appointments).  More on those sessions once I dive into this basin of coffee,…

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What is a Diabetes Advocate?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes, Uncategorized By January 16, 2014 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

Last night’s #dsma chat was a terrific one, focusing on how people in the diabetes community define “advocacy.” I wanted to summarize it here (at least the parts that resonated for me) because it could serve as a catalyst to inspire. [For information on what the #dsma chat is, click here. And to learn more about connecting with people with…

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HCPs and the DOC.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships By November 21, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 17 Comments

My type 1 diabetes is managed on a day-to-day basis by me.  I do my blood sugar checks, I make insulin decisions that correlate with the food I’m eating or the exercise I’m doing.  I have decided to make an insulin pump, a glucose meter, and a continuous glucose monitor part of my diabetes technology arsenal. My endocrinologist helps manage…

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Strip Safely: Taking to Twitter.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By August 21, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

(Note that the banner looks like a test strip.  Clever, eh?) Wednesdays are usually a diabetes-heavy night on Twitter, since it’s the night that the #DSMA conversation takes place (at 9 pm EST – check out the #DSMA webpage for info, and for tips on joining the conversation, click through to this post on Diabetes and Twitter).  Lots of #diabetes…

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Partnering for Diabetes Change.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes By June 19, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

Will you be at the CWD Friends for Life conference? There’s panel taking place, discussing “Social Media & The Monster Under the Bed: The Latest Thinking on Fearing vs. Embracing Social Media,” focusing on efforts to validate the role of peer-to-peer support in diabetes management.  Here are some details: I am proudly involved with this project, and am inspired by…

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Finding Diabetes on Twitter

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes By July 13, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

One of the Friends for Life sessions that I co-lead with my favorite tall guy, Scott Johnson, was about finding diabetes support through social media.  (More on that session this week, but I wanted to get this post up today because there’s a diabetes chat that takes place on Wednesday nights.)  While that session had it’s own discussion points and a broad definition of…

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