Happy Monday!

Ugh, back in the office even though it's summer. Life is so unfair. OK, so... skip the donuts today. Instead perhaps sink your teeth into a few carb-free goodies I have to share:

Donut_brooch Who's seen the excellent article on diabetes blogs in this month's Diabetes Self-Management magazine? Yup, this one's penned by our very own Goddess of the OC, Allison Blass. She does an excellent job of explaining blogs and their value to the as-yet-offline. She also features some of our best: George, Penny, and Rachel. Purchase the mag and clip this article for distribution to anyone in your life who has the nerve to complain about all that lallygagging in front of your PC. We are changing the world here, Folks!

Donut_broochHow'd you like to get a free book? Our book? Just sign up to order your D-supplies from ClickOnHeath HERE. Oooh, shameless self-promotion, I know, but I'm kind of excited about it. And the company says they've distributed hundreds of books already! Would you believe?

Donut_broochMore shameless self-promotion, sort of. The HealthiNation health video folks, who featured me in their diabetes segment a while back, are partnering with dLife for a big new diabetes promotion. And they'll be distributing dLife video through their nationwide network, as well. So a great recommendation for all those friends and relatives with diabetes who are more inclined to watch a video than get on a computer to read a website or blog...

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
Metformin: A Great Lakes Disaster?
Wisconsin researchers find diabetes drug being discharged into Lake Michigan, affecting fish.

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Donut_broochHealth 2.0 is for real. This is the hip, insider-ish term now for the movement toward "user-generated healthcare." It is being ushered in by a very insider-ish hot new conference by the same name, coming this September to San Francisco (where else?). The event is roughly modeled after the super-trendy insider-ish DEMO conference for the information technology industry -- albeit much smaller at this point. I am honored to be moderating a panel on "Social Media for Patients" (the WSJ editor couldn't make it :) So, all you patients-addicted-to-social-media types, feel free to email me any issues or suggestions. A nice diversion for your Monday, I hope ;)

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