Almost two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the young age of 39. Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults; that's what my family physician called it. It was a shocker for sure. No one in my family has had diabetes. Like all good alpha geeks I decided to find out everything I could about my ailment.

I found a web site called TuDiabetes and the passion of a man named Manny Hernandez. The social networking site had only a few dozen members at the time but I quickly made new online friends; Bernard, Marston, Manny, Kerri, Jenny, Allison to name a few.

I learned a lot about diabetes, nutrition etc but I also learned a lot about the power and greatness of those who want to help others. Manny, thanks for stepping out and taking a stand to make the difference in all our lives. You made the community possible.


Press release here.

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ValleyWag is suggesting that Google is about to buy Plaxo. The rationale? Their software architects like each other. This is a great idea! Maybe now Google Calendar and Plaxo Sync will finally get fixed. I may finally be able to send email to all the new contacts I made through Plaxo.

Plaxo and Google are working closely on its OpenSocial platform, and Smarr incorporated Fitzpatrick's recently developed friend-finding tool hours after its launch.

(Via Deals: Google to buy Plaxo -- and a new pal -- for $200 million?.)

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