Two Clips

Here are two YouTube clips I found this morning.

The first, by way of Kim by way of Heather, is a commentary on the pinkification of breast cancer. It’s powerful stuff.

I’m not sure if you could simply replace ‘pink’ with ‘blue’ and ‘cancer’ with ‘diabetes’, but the commercialization of chronic and life-threatening illnesses is quite disturbing when you step back and look at everything that’s going on.

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Celiac Awareness Month

In my opinion, I don’t do enough championing of the You Can Do This Project. I need to be better about that. Especially as a member of the advisory board.

If you’ve ever considered submitting a video, I highly recommend going through with it. If you think you have a story that’s been told before, that doesn’t matter. Everyone has a story with sharing, and every story deserves to be told. Your contribution to the project might be someone’s tipping point to starting down the path to better (however they define it). I don’t mean to be hyperbolic about all of this, but these videos have the potential to be that meaningful.

To that end, here’s the latest collaboration, covering people with diabetes living with celiac. You should watch it.

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This And That

Seems like a lot has happened over the past week that I didn’t really get a chance to comment on for one reason or another. Now’s as good a time as any to bundle all of those notes into one post, right? Right.

Get authentic patient voices in the room. To lead change in health care, organizations must get in the room the voices of real patients – people whose lives are touched by our products and services. “What It Really Takes to Listen to Patients” – Harvard Business Review

Then there’s this:

And this:

This came from yesterday’s “Design for Health” class at Stanford.

And to balance out the serious…


Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to prepare for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Dayle got us tickets smack dab in the middle of the theater. She’s the best.

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