DSMA Blog Carnival – October Round-Up

Since 2011 the Blog Carnival has been a way for our community to delve a bit deeper into questions from the #dsma chats, without the 140 character restriction.  It’s been a lot of fun, but all things must come to an end.  October was our last blog carnival, and this is our last round-up.  So lets get to it.

There are many different types of diabetes, but all types have many things in common.  However, this month we chose to embrace and admire some of the differences between the types.  We asked you to tell us something that is easy about living with your type of diabetes that isn’t easy for another type.  Here’s what you had to say . . . .

As always, you can click over to the blog carnival page for the link to the full list of posts.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the #dsma Blog Carnival – whether regularly or with a post here and there.  And a special thank you to Stephen for sharing blog carnival posts here on the DCAF blog.

Stay tuned for some exciting new things coming up for #dsma and DCAF!

October DSMA Blog Carnival

Type 1, Type 2, LADA, Gestational, diabetes brought on by surgery . . . . the list of types of diabetes goes on.  Each type may have differences, but ultimately they are all diabetes.  When we think about it, there is a whole lot that all types have in common.  However, that doesn’t mean we can’t give credit for some differences too.  So lets look back to our “Breaking down the barriers between types” chat on September 10th and discuss . . . . .

Anything easy about living with your type of diabetes that isn’t easy for another type?

Don’t forget to come back to this post and link your carnival post in the comments section.  Also please add the following line to your post: “This post is my October entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.  If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetescaf.org/2014/10/october-dsma-blog-carnival-4

DSMA Blog Carnival – September Round-Up

Many of us jot down notes with questions and issues we’d like to discuss with our doctors during our appointments.  It helps us arrive prepared and get the most of our time with our HCP.  During our appointments, our doctors also make notes in our files.  This month we wondered how many of us have requested a copy of our medical notes.  We also wanted to know why you have or haven’t, and how often you make that request.  Here’s what you had to say . . . .

As always, you can click over to the blog carnival page for the link to the full list of posts.  Didn’t quite get a chance to submit your post this month?  Go ahead and write it anyway and leave your link in the September Blog Carnival comments section so we can check it out!

Don’t forget to check back here on Thursday when we’ll announce the topic for the October DSMA Blog Carnival.

September DSMA Blog Carnival

Most medical appointments involve notes of some kind.  Notes the patient brings with questions and concerns.  Notes a patient makes about the doctor’s instructions.  And, of course, notes our doctors make in our medical charts.  It had never occurred to me to keep track of the notes being made in my chart until our August 20th chat about “Notes”.  So this month, let’s explore that topic and answer the question . . . .

Do you request a copy of your medical notes? If so, how often? If not, why?

Don’t forget to come back to this post and link your carnival post in the comments section.  Also please add the following line to your post: “This post is my September entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.  If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetescaf.org/2014/09/september-dsma-blog-carnival-4/

DSMA Blog Carnival – August Round-Up

In honor of #DSMA’s fourth anniversary, we wanted to give you a chance to weigh in on what you’d like to discuss in future chats.  So we asked you to tell us what topics you’re interested in discussing and two topics you’d like to talk more about during #DSMA.  Here is what you’d like to tweet about . . .

As always, you can click over to the blog carnival page for the link to the full list of posts.  Didn’t quite get a chance to submit your post this month?  Go ahead and write it anyway and leave your link in the August Blog Carnival comments section so we can check it out!

Don’t forget to check back here on Thursday when we’ll announce the topic for the September DSMA Blog Carnival.