How The Tables Have Turned

The latest episode of my podcast features Dr. Mike Sevilla. You should listen to it.

After our conversation we agreed that it would be fun to turn the tables and I was invited to be a guest on Dr. Sevilla’s podcast. We recorded it last night and you can check it out here.

Among the topics discussed: podcast intro music, my many Tumblr blogs, a firm social media handshake, and the two-step verification process for PR people with respect to my blog.

If you want meaningful topics we also covered my definition of an ePatient, what I learned at last year’s Medicine X, what motivates me to continue with my podcast, and #dayofdiabetes.

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Day of Diabetes

Last Friday I had the grand idea of “live tweeting” a day of diabetes. Every time I took a diabetes action, be it checking my Dexcom receiver, injecting insulin, or eating would get a tweet. I wasn’t sure how this would be received by my followers. Not that I’m looking to appease everyone, but I know that there’s a potential to overwhelm people with stuff like this. That’s why I try to post warning messages before my participation in #dsma chats.

But early on in the process I realized that it didn’t matter if I was inconveniencing anyone. If they want to unfollow me, that’s fine. The point of this was to show that diabetes, even on the good days, can be overwhelming. The point was to show that this disease is infinitely more complicated that the uninitiated could imagine. The point was to provide a moment of insight into what this disease is really like. After curating all of the tweets (and adding some commentary) on Storify, I have some final thoughts on the day’s adventures.

If you haven’t seen them yet, you can see my day on Storify.

First, to the people who thought “that’s a lot”, bless your heart: That was a good day.

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