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Are you on Twitter?

Cherise Shockley
By: Diabetic_Iz_Me

I was diagnosed with Type 1.5/LADA in June of 2004.  The first 3 years of my diabetic life I was on glipizide and metformin.  I switched to insulin in January 2008.  I decided to switch from MDI's (mutiple daily injections) to the Omnipod insulin delievery system.  In May 2008, I started pumping insulin and blogging about diabetes.  I am a featured blogger at DiabetesDaily.com.  I am also very active in the Diabetes Online Community. 

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Posted: Dec 13, 2009 1:30
  • Are you on Twitter?

    I have to admit.  I use twitter ALOT! I mainly tweet to communicate with other PWD's (People with Diabetes) and to see what's going on around the world.  I can usually find out what's going around the world a lot faster than reading a newpaper or logging on to the internet.  There are 100's of PWD's on twitter who experience the same things you do.  I wanted to share a few PWD's who tweet on twitter that you should follow.









    This list of people I listed above are just a few people who have helped me a lot and they are inspirational people.  I have a lot more names but it would take me all night.  I follow over 200 people who touch my life on a daily basis.  Do you tweet? If so, what's your username?

    Be Blessed



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  • By: administrator: Dec, 24, 2009 15:54 PM

    Merry cristmas

    By: : Dec, 24, 2009 14:28 PM

    Hi Cherise & Anna

    I, too, love Twitter. Do you use an external twitter application? My favorite is Tweetdeck. It's a lot easier (and, dare I say, more fun) than using twitter.com, which has yet to catch up with these external programs.

    Do you use hashtags often? I find that some people are really into them and others aren't. I really like them. I like that health communities have their own special code-words to hashtag. I know #spoonie is one that people with "invisible illnesses" (like fibromyalgia etc.) use that has gotten pretty popular. Do you tweet about #diabetes often?

    You can follow me @wegoamanda :)


    PS - I just posted a blog entry about Twitter on my diabetes1 blog. I'd love to hear what you think. You can check it out here :)

    By: FatCatAnna: Dec, 23, 2009 21:05 PM

    Hey Amanda,

    Thanks for the link to Tweetdeck - I'll have to check it out when I have some time.  I thought it was something that had to be used in a Bluetooth (which I don't own) - but like you say - this looks good for ALL my contacts in other places I like to socialize at.  I only starting flapping my wings in Twitter back in the Fall - so I'm probably a newbie compared to you and Cherise.

    Yes, I use hashtags and "tweeter" alot about diabetes when I get the chance.  I also tweet about other things that I like to follow (travel, motorcycles, sailing).  Some of the hashtags I use in the diabetic area - which you probably know about are #bgnow, #bgwed, #dblog, #diabetes.  There's new hashtags starting up here and there every day, but I try to stick to the basics, as my sponge brain can't keep up with it (and my note pad that I write the hashtags on gets kinda filled up).

    The link for your blog below didn't work for  me for some reason, and I've tried a few varioius way  to repost it for you and same message.  So for those reading this, you can either go directly to the blog page and look for Amanda OR just open a new browser window - copy the link below - paste in a new browser window (sounds so long winded - but it will work <lol> ). 


    Will look for you on Twitter Amanda, when I get back from a few days at home with my family (leaving the laptop behind, taking in some fresh air and not being stuck at my desktop for a change of pace - the burning question - can I survive without my social mediums I use - sob - As The World Churns my friends ....)

    By: Diabetic_Iz_Me: Dec, 17, 2009 23:27 PM


    I agree twitter is/can be addicting.  I prefer twitter over facebook; I love the instant replies.  I read about news, entertainment and diabetes a lot faster on twitter than on facebook.  I am trying to cut back on tweeting but it's not working out for me. lol

    By: FatCatAnna: Dec, 15, 2009 10:12 AM

    Hey Cherise!  Yuppers, I Tweet as FatCatAnna, not as much as some people do, as I find it takes me away from my work (tho' it is a nice break but it can be highly addictive for me if I'm not careful).  I make a few posts a day, and "try" to keep up with all the interesting bits of info streaming thru' (Facebook has gone the same way with Livefeed - but I don't find it as good as Twitter - do you feel the same way).  It also helps keep me in tune with subjects I like to follow, not just diabetes, but other areas.

    Off I go to Tweet, Tweet, put in my #bgnow, and see how the rest of my Tweet friends are doing!

    Ciao from Anna and Limey (yeah - you're right - it sounds abit sour ).


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