You know, in this wide wonderful world of MedBlogging, patient or layperson blogging is certainly more common than it was when I started this blog, but it hasn't taken over and taken the MedBlogging world by storm. I've always found it a bit odd, since a lot of MedBlogger spend a lot of time blogging about their customers, clients, patients, or perhaps the uninsured vs. the insured, so you'd think they'd love a little insight from the horse's mouth.
Well I doubt there's another patient-blogger out there who has led the charge like Amy from Diabetes Mine. She took what many would have seen as an unfortunate event, the onset of Type 1 diabetes in adulthood, and turned herself into a tireless resource and advocate for other people with diabetes.
Amy is the gal i use as an example and an inspiration when people talk to me about blogging about their health.
Just last week I had dinner with a guy who was contemplating starting a blog as a resource for other folks with his particular condition, because he hadn't found any, and I pointed him to Amy and Diabetes Mine to see how it should be done.
Anyway, all this to tell you that Amy is nominated for Best Medical Weblog as part of the 2007 Medical Weblog Awards...the first time, I believe, that a patient blog has been nominated for the top award. She's competing against bloggers who have practices, staff, even entire hospitals to support them, so I thought I'd do my part to get we, the regular people, to support Amy.
Carry on...and vote!