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3rd Annual World Diabetes Twitter Marathon

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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!

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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 16:44
  • 3rd Annual World Diabetes Twitter Marathon

    I've been abit behind in many things #diabetes these past few months, while I deal with other health disorders that are making my usual control of diabetes go out of balance (e.g. today was surgery pre op day - what an interesting experience that was ... again ... #dblog in the making when I can find some time to put my thoughts together).  

    I am excited to at least post this little ditty though before the day is over, about tomorrow's upcoming event for World Diabetes Day, that I'm hoping I can at least attend for a few "sessions". 

    The World Diabetes Day twitter chat will begin at 12 am ET on Friday, November 14th and end at 11:59 pm EST that evening. 

    To find out more details (e.g. a link to help those of you in different time zones - so you don't miss out on your fav #diabetes celebrity/etc.) then go directly to the DCAF (Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation) website at this link .  

    Also, if you are new to Twitter, and find it a challenge like I do at times for this type of fast paced reading/posting - go to TweetChat (remove the automatic Diabetes1.org frame by clicking on the "Remove the Frame" on the left hand side of your screen) then once you are seeing the "clean" page - simply type in #WDDChat14 in the search window to gain access to the  chat session on one page with no fancy ads, etc.  I find it much easier to keep up with the streaming (oh I sound so "with it in cyber world don't I?).  See ya can teach an old cat new tricks \\^,,^//    *** See update at bottom :) ***

    Now, if my above suggestions doesn't quite suit your style - then check out other options to join in on the discussion at this link.

    Hope to "see" you there at some pooint during the day !!!  


    NB:  Update to accesssing the chat sessions without pulling out your hair.  I'm not on a mobile so perhaps that is reason for above not working for me (I use my lap top for these types of discussions).  What I am finding works best for keeping up with the fast paced discussion is the following ...      .... so far I don't seem to be missing out on posts, and my ability to put in my "two cents worth" is going through.  Many thanks to Brenda Bell for this tip 

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