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OK Brainiacs… Riddle Me This: Crowdsourcing Diabetes Management

 

Let me explain why the pattern above troubles me. I have been having late afternoon lows off-and-on for months. Normally I would think I need less insulin except for a few pertinent facts:

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I Can’t Find The Word For This Type Of ‘-ism’ Or ‘-ist’

And it’s not from a lack of trying, the word simply doesn’t exist. Maybe there’s been no need for it, a word to describe a concept that is imbedded in societies around the world. Maybe it simply hasn’t risen to the level where society will take notice. Except, I believe, it has.

Let’s look at […]

Your Child is Going to Die and We Can’t Do Anything About It

“Your child has Type 1 diabetes”

Those are six words that no parent wants to hear. Those six words were a death sentence 90 years ago before the advent of insulin.

Today, most of the developed world has insulin to treat diabetes, but those six words are still a death sentence in most impoverished, undeveloped, […]

Finding Morpheus

** those following along the last few months know who Morpheus refers to… for those who don’t it is how I refer to my psychologist in my blog posts describing my experiences in talk therapy

One of the main benefits of social media is that it allows people to connect, to draw on the joint […]

Hey EHR Guys, Data is Data

Recently, during a discussion on EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems on the Society For Participatory Medicine’s mailing list, fellow Society member Casey Quinlan wrote:

We are so not even near that, given that 800+ EHRs have created 800+ new data silos, with no effective pipes laid between them yet. That’s the hackathon that’s desperately needed […]