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April 2019

Empowered #patientchat – The Power of Patient Storytelling

You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss the power of patient storytelling with special guest Kerri Sparling (@patientrev). Kerri was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1986, and now works to raise awareness for diabetes as a speaker and writer.  Her blog is and she also sits on the board of Patient Revolution, a movement for careful and kind patient care.

Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

Guiding our discussion will be the following topic questions (T#:)

T1: How do you benefit from sharing your story? How do others benefit? #patientchat
T2: What would you say to a fellow patient who might be unsure about sharing their story? #patientchat
T3: Has sharing your story with your doctor helped you both make decisions about your care together? #patientchat
T4: Where can patients tell their stories? How can/do you share your patient story? #patientchat
T5: What words of caution would you have for people thinking about sharing their story? #patientchat

We hope to see you Friday, April 5th on Twitter (or at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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April 5 @ 1:00 pm


April 5 @ 2:00 pm

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