Like these links– Friday edition.

Happy Friday! I hope that somehow you’ve either avoided the terrible weather gripping the country right now, or that you’re safe and warm wherever you are.

I haven’t done this for a while, so I thought I would pass along these terrific posts from around the Diabetes Online Community. You’ve probably already seen a couple of these, but there are also links to a couple of items that you may have missed.


Christel at ThePerfectD has your initial lineup of diabetes conferences for 2014. Personally, I was glad to see this since there were a couple in my area that I didn’t know about. Look for conferences in your area here:

Here are a couple of additional conferences for you:
I got an e-mail about a one-day event in Washington, D.C. in February. From The Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) the focus of the conference is “Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System”. It’s a public conference that will be held at the Omni Shoreham hotel on Feb. 6. The conference will convene stakeholders critical to driving interoperability – a cornerstone to improving patient care through safer and more cost-effective health care delivery. For more on the conference, and to register (it’s free),
Go here.

On February 28, there’s a symposium entitled “Challenging Current Diabetes Care: Strategies for Practice Improvement”. It’s taking place in Richmond, Virginia, and it’s coming from the University of Virginia’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. It looks to be primarily related to Type 2 diabetes care, and features a few notable speakers. I don’t have a web address for you, but if you’re interested, e-mail me at happymedium[dot]net[at]gmail[dot]com and I’ll send you the information.

Kim at Texting My Pancreas is looking for a little help test-driving a new source of diabetes information via the web. I won’t link you there directly. Instead, I’ll send you over to her post so you can get all of the information. Oh, and get this: If you help provide feedback, she’ll enter you for a chance to win a $100 Target gift card:

Finally, I want to turn you on to a blog from someone who’s outside of the normal diabetes-blogger profile. This writer graduated from college in the USA recently, then took off this fall for Kenya, where she’s working with people living there. Her story about managing diabetes on the African continent is the perfect example of “you can do anything with diabetes” (except make insulin, of course). The blog is Achieving Dreams While Acing the A1c:


I hope your weekend is spent doing something fun and fulfilling. Life isn’t always about the diabetes, but when it is, make it worthwhile.

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  • Kim  On January 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for helping me spread the word, Stephen! 🙂


  • fifteenwaitfifteen  On January 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Would be nice to meetup with you at a conference sometime! I’m going to the TCOYD one in Raleigh on May 17th – a possibility?? 🙂


    • StephenS  On January 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Rhonda, I was seriously considering it until I realized it’s on May 17th. I’ll be in Easton, Maryland that weekend doing the ADA bike ride thereew MB. Can I offer a couple of alternatives? (these are both closer to me… sorry)

      The TCOYD event on June 7th in Washington, D.C.– or the JDRF Research Summit on March 1st in Bethesda (also in the D.C. area). You (and anyone you come with) are free to stay with us!


  • Laddie  On January 3, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Living in Maryland, you seem to have access to some good conferences in DC and offerings from UVA. I never knew how involved UVA was in diabetes research until I participated on the Driving Study. Now I see UVA studies and symposiums everywhere. And of course you had the opportunity to participate in one of their studies.


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