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Why Is Measuring Data About Your Condition Worth It?

This is not a new story but I’m always fascinated when I read it again and again. Doug Kanter measured data about his life, his condition, blood sugar levels and every details that could have been relevant.

Later, he published his findings and what he learnt during the process. Amazing read and a perfect proof for those against measuring health data as patients that this can lead to better health and disease management. After some time, he realized that his average blood sugar levels became lower due to self-management.

Doug released a service, Databetes, to help other patients with diabetes better manage their condition.

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Webicina.com: New Design, New Mission

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

Now we created a new design in order to help patients and doctors where find the content they are really interested in.

Webicina.com main page

Webicina.com main page

If you are a patient and looking for reliable health information and web 2.0 tools focusing on your medical condition, we built packages for you. Check out the Diabetes 2.0, Depression 2.0 packages and stay tuned for the next one, Cancer 2.0 that will be launched this Sunday.

Webicina.com Patients' Page

Webicina.com Patients' Page

If you are a medical professional, you can check the services we can provide you with, follow the latest medical news with PeRSSonalized Medicine and we will also make our medical personalized Web 2.0 Guidance Packages public next week. The first topic is rheumatology.

Webicina.com Medical Professionals' Page

Webicina.com Medical Professionals' Page

We have many plans for the near future. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about the improvements.

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Webicina Poll: Which Web 2.0 Guidance Package Next?

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

A few days ago, we released the first free medical web 2.0 guidance package focusing on diabetes. As this is meant to be a collaborative effort where we are totally open to your suggestions, we would like to ask you to decide which medical condition to focus on next.

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24 Hours with Diabetes

Kerri Morrone Sparling at Sixuntilme.com shared her normal day with us in her post 24 Hours with Diabetes. Such posts can help other diabetic patients around the world so much.

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Kerri sent me a lot of useful suggestions when creating the first Diabetes 2.0 package on Webicina.

Webicina: Web 2.0 Guidance Package about Diabetes

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

After weeks of hard work, I’m happy to announce we just made the first free patient package, Diabetes 2.0 Package, public. If you would like to know which web 2.0 tools can provide support or reliable health information, which communities to join and which quality blogs to read, I hope you will find Diabetes 2.0 Package interesting and useful.

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As this is a totally free service, please share your suggestions with us!

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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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      Online Communities: Diabetes

      I’ve already written about a few diabetic community sites such as D-Life and TuDiabetes.Now I would like to share two other sites with you:

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      If you want to know more about the role of web 2.0 tools in diabetes management, check my interview with Kerri Morrone.

      Please let me know if you happen to know or use other diabetes communities.

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