March 27, 2012

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Ghostbusters if you have a free floating apparition.


But if you are in the media and are writing about diabetes where are you going to get an informed patient voice?
Diabetes Advocates Offer Assistance in Accurate Reporting in the Media
27 Mar, 2012 17:00 CET
”We want to help get it right,” states diabetes advocacy groupTuesday, March 27, 2012 (BERKELEY, CA) – Did you know there are more than five different types of diabetes? If your knowledge of diabetes is defined by what you hear and see on the news or in movies then you probably don't. Diabetes Advocates, a nonprofit program made up of influential members of the diabetes community has launched a media outreach campaign, designed to assist the media on all things diabetes.  
Kelly Kunik, a member of Diabetes Advocates, stated: “Today is Diabetes Alert Day in the US and we are trying to stress to all media sources that more due diligence is required on everyone’s part when reporting on diabetes. We want to help all sources ‘get it right’ but also stress the importance of explaining the differences among ‘all things’ diabetes.” 
See full press release here: http://www.cisionwire.com/diabetes-advocates-a-program-of-the-diabetes-hands-foundation/r/diabetes-advocates-offer-assistance-in-accurate-reporting-in-the-media,c9236817



1 comment:

Michael Hoskins said...

SLIMER!!!!!

Love the lead in on this, Bennet! But yes, totally on board with the media awareness message! Thanks for helping to spread the good word - hope my fellow journalists listen and take an interest in working with us from this end.