We are excited today to recognize the diabetes bloggers community. Whether focused on type 1, type 2, diabetes research or community programs, these bloggers dedicate themselves to spreading the word about the disease and for that we thank them.
While we wish we could honor each person in the blogger community individually, check out how three bloggers, David Edelman of Diabetes Daily , Manny Hernandez from the Diabetes Hands Foundation , and Kelly Close from diaTribe, are using their voices to raise awareness about the fight to Stop Diabetes®.
From David: Too many people deal with diabetes in isolation. By standing up and engaging in the diabetes community – joining a forum, participating in a diabetes Facebook page or engaging on blogs, you can not only help yourself, but also help others. And together we can build a world where it’s a little easier for everyone to live with diabetes.
From Manny: Raise your hand to Stop Diabetes! Advocate for yourself and for the silent majority. One way to do it? Take The Big Blue Test – test your blood sugar, exercise, test again and share the results. You help yourself and you help others.
From Kelly: Earlier this year we published a book titled Targeting A Cure: How Long Will We Have to Wait? We interviewed dozens of thought leaders, including many who have been leaders at the American Diabetes Association (such as former President Dr. Jay Skyler). Free to download until the end of 2011, the book features the latest information on the most promising approaches for stopping diabetes through a cure for type 1. These include immune therapeutics, islet and pancreas transplantation, beta cell regeneration agents, and the artificial pancreas. We also publish each month a free patient newsletter diaTribe, which provides timely information about new therapies, products and research that are aimed at stopping complications. We want to get the information out as soon as possible to patients so they can talk to their healthcare providers about whether any changes in management make sense … or just to make sure they know about better tools coming soon.