Jeff Hitchcock, President of Children with Diabetes, Inc., is my guest this week. We cover the origins of childrenwithdiabetes.com, the massive popularity and growth of the Friends for Life conference, keeping up with diabetes news and technology advances, and the simultaneous feeling of fear and freedom that comes with running a non profit organization. I also learn which movie best depicts the work culture of the CIA, because I can segue from, and to anything. Enjoy.
Visit childrenwithdiabetes.com for diabetes resources and more information about upcoming conferences.
After 4 intense days of planning Medicine X 2015, I’m ready to get back to…whatever it is I call ‘normal’.
While the process was at times grueling, it was certainly rewarding. At the end of the last day each of the advisors wrote a word to represent what we meant to each other on a post-it note. The picture above is my collection of words. I was secretly hoping for ‘diet coke’ to be on all of them, but I appreciate the feedback I received.
I’ve never been part of something like this, where my input was so integral to everything that happened, and will happen. There’s a lot of work to be done before the conference next year, but I truly believe we’re on the right path.
5 years ago today, I met a girl at a cupcake shop.
Best decision I ever made.
For the next four days I’ll be participating in the 2014 Medicine X Advisory Board Retreat. Along with the other ePatient Advisors and Dr. Larry Chu, we’ll be discussing the 2014 conference and laying the groundwork for the 2015 happenings.
Also, there’s a view.
Santa Rosa is quite nice.
This week I spoke with Rick Johnson, Director of Healthcare Practice at JD Power and Associates about the recently released Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction Survey. We also discussed the mechanics behind the survey, conclusions, and the general state of diabetes technology. Enjoy.
More information about the Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction Survey can be found at jdpower.com.
2K’s Director of Community and Customer Service, Stephen Reid, is my guest this week. While Stephen has had a lengthy career in and around the video game industry, we focus on his time as Editor in Chief of PlayStation.com in Europe, his philosophy on community management and interaction, and life at 2K during a busy holiday, and launch season. We also discuss his adventures co-hosting the podcast Nerds Who Wait, and their show’s magical ability to compel breaking news from Hollywood every time a new episode is published. Enjoy.
Follow Stephen on Twitter at @rockjaw and listen to Nerds Who Wait at nerdswhowait.com.
This week I’m joined by Colleen Young to discuss her keynote panel at Stanford Medicine X, her work as a health community manager, the origins of the weekly #hcsmca chats, and the care required to moderate a community about end-of-life, loss and grief. Enjoy.
Follow Colleen on Twitter at @colleen_young and her blog at colleenyoung.com.