A Health 2.0 Overview, Through the Eyes of a New Diabetic Geek by Matthew Holt
This is a really interesting phenomenon—a web 2.0 expert, Richard McManus, editor of the well known Web 2.0 blog Read/Write Web, was diagnosed with diabetes recently.
What was his response? To find out what Web 2.0 tools there were available to him. The result?
Read through the comments to get a good perspective on several quick issues that come up—lots of support from the diabetic community (including several of our friends like Enoch, Amy T and Manny), notes on how tough it would be for Richard to find future insurance coverage—of course he lives in New Zealand, and many commenters just assume a Web 2.0 guy is American— and of course the requisite loonies suggesting that Type 1 diabetes is curable by drinking the milk of virgin mice (or some such rubbish).
It’s often said that diabetes care is a microcosm of the health care system; and the same thing is true for diabetes in Health 2.0