I use Evernote and I have a “notebook” called Diabetes that I share with my husband. I’ve been lazier than usual about adding studies to it, but I think it’s important to have one central repository. Another plus of Evernote is it allows you to upload the actual article.
On that note, I’m wondering if we should have a Library wiki sometime in the future – just a central place where people can find all the resources they need?
Yeah I see it as an Explore More or Read Further section. So it woudn’t have to all be research. It could also be history (I would LOVE to read about some of those early pioneers who made their own insulin during WWII, for instance), etc. Of course, this all takes work and I am STILL behind on my wikis.
We are dealing with the crazy, insane-making SFUSD lottery right now for Zane’s school and it’s just taking a lot of my focused energy.
I do use Google Alerts for Type 1 Diabetes. I’ve also set up alerts for the companies or research I’m particularly interested in. There’s a lot of chaff in there but some wheat too. I am a journalist so a lot of my job is sifting through this type of stuff; I don’t mind reading the first two sentences of an article to see if it’s junk, redundant, or tangential to my interests.
EDITED TO ADD: One clue that can save time is that redundant stuff often pulls the same image over nd over again. So a recent story about a “cure” for T1D using gene therapy in mice has been repurposed and making the rounds now for weeks; but it often has the same image in the thumbnail because it was pulled from a press release.
This actually brings up a question I was going to ask about.
Rather than running an email newsletter of any kind, the general suggestion on Discourse is that we subscribe all new users to a specific category for site announcements (wich they, of course, are free to unsubscribe to).
Someone suggested that we create a similar subcategory, that we subscribe all new users to, from which we would post, once a week, a “best of FUD,” including news, best threads, etc. That would essentially serve as a weekly google alert digest, since I am assuming that anything a google alert will show makes it to the forums.