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Diabetes365: The best e-patient project ever

Kerri Morrone is one of the most famous e-patients nowadays. She runs the popular Sixuntilme blog that focuses on diabetes management and now finished a one-year-long project, the Diabetes365 (check the Flickr image collection out):

Over the last 366 days (leap year added the extra challenge), I’ve lived my life with my camera at the ready, snapping photos of everything from CGM sensors to snacks … and the moments in between.  I thought that the Diabetes 265 project would make me feel like diabetes is an overwhelming facet of my life, but instead I’ve seen that diabetes truly does not define any of us.  We can grab pictures of our meters and our pump sites, but there’s also so much LIFE going on between all these moments of diabetes management.

Why is it important?

Because Kerri can provide other patients with sometimes more information on diabetes than their own doctors. She can give support and help to diabetic people around the world. And let’s be honest here. If you find out you have a chronic medical condition, do you check a medical website first or start reading other patients’ stories?

E-patients become guides for other patients. And healthcare needs these valuable guides more than ever…

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  1. Diabetes365 is also a great resource for any publication looking for images related to living with diabetes.

    Many photos come with a description that describes what is in the photo and how it impacts living with diabetes.

    For more information on living with diabetes, look at the Diabetes OC site. It has a diabetes blogger directory.

    January 2, 2009

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