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 [...]
Diaversary, a word I had never heard of before finding the diabetic online community (DOC), is similar to an anniversary or birthday except the “celebrated” date is your date of diagnosis. Some do actually celebrate another year of co-existing with diabetes.
Personally, I used to just view it as another day of being cursed. I [...]
“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, and [...]
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 [...]