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.
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.
Dr. Roni Zeiger joins me this week to chat about his life on the west coast, his experience as Google’s Chief Medical Strategist, delivering a TEDx talk, and his current venture – Smart Patients. Enjoy.
Follow Roni on Twitter at @rzeiger and learn more about Smart Patients at smartpatients.com.
Julie Cerrone joins me this week to talk about things like avascular necrosis, psoriatic arthritis, complex regional pain syndrome, finding (and focusing on) positive thoughts when they are needed most, and how patient communities have made a significant difference in her life. We also sneak in some hockey trash talk, as one does. Enjoy.
Follow Julie on Twitter at @justagoodlife and check out her blog at itsjustabadday.com.
Russ Pitts returns to the podcast to talk about life after Polygon, life in freelance journalism, as well as the process behind and effort required to complete his upcoming book ‘The Making of Defense Grid 2: The Complete Story Behind the Game’. We also discuss the growth of Take This, the formation of a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity, and the future impact Take This looks to have in the world. Enjoy.
Follow Russ on Twitter at @russpitts, learn more about his book at falsegravity.com, and learn more about Take This at takethis.org.