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Twitter Monday: Diabetes Hashtags

Last week, I was a slacker.  It was the first day of school for me.  Niya was sick with strep throat and so was I.  I had to put blogging on hold for a little bit. I’m back this week.  I am sticking to the plan…Welcome to Twitter Monday. 


There are a lot of Hash tag’s floating around twitter.  I wanted to list them all for all of the twitterbetic’s out there.  If I am missing anything let me know. 

Most commonly used #hash tag’s used on twitter by the DOC (Diabetic Online Community).

1. #diabetes-is the most commonly used #hash tag.  You can use #diabetes for all things diabetes.

 2. #bgnow– If you want to display to all twitterbetic’s and the world what your current bg is you would type #bgnow200, followed by whatever else you want to add to it.

3.  #bgwed-If your not familiar with #14kpwd, click here to read more.  #bgwed was created for all PWD’s and T-3’s to come together once a week to share numbers, awareness and support for each by posting bg’s all day.  We don’t care what your numbers are, no shame, no diabetic police and the DOC (diabetic online community) will not judge you. You are not a lone:) We are here for you.

4. #blamediabetes– #blamediabetes is used because your having a bad day, numbers aren’t making any sense, someone pissed you off or just because you want to blame diabetes. Click here to read the post from George (ninjabetic) it’s how #blamediabetes was born.

5. #dblog– #dblog is used for diabetic blogs.  If you have a blog and want the DOC (Diabetic Online Community) to know about it, using #dblog is a way to make sure your blog doesn’t go unnoticed.  It’s the twitter directory for d-bloggers.

6.  #ddchallenge– #ddchallenge was created for the diabetes daily monthly challange, click here.  If you exercise for at least 30 min a day, want to share your progress with the community #ddchallenge is the hastag you want to use.  Click here to read David’s post explaning the Diabetes Daily August Challenge.

Remember your more than just a number! Have a GREAT week!

Be Blessed



Twitter Monday: Diabetes Daily, D-rap battle results and more

There was so many different things happening over this past week on twitter.  I am going to try to cover them all. 


George (@ninjabetic) wrote a blog titled “Blame Diabetes” !   The post was great.  If you haven’t read it, please do. blamedTo sum it all up…PWD’s (people with diabetes) and Type 3 diabetic’s often blame themselves for every thing diabetes related.  I can’t blame diabetes for everything but  for anything diabetes related why not?  George created a twitter hashtag #blamediabetes.  If you are having a bad diabetes day–tweet it, don’t hold it in.  Please use #blamediabetes hashtag.   I hope to see diabetes trend one day, wouldn’t you?







Diabetes Daily-August 2009 monthly challenge

ddchallengeWould you like to exercise but can’t seem to find the time to do it? Do you want to exercise but can’t find a cheering squad or a workout buddy? Trying to figure out a way to lower your blood glucose eadings?  Diabetes Daily-August 2009 challenge maybe the thing for you.  David ( co-founder of diabetesdaily.com)wants to encourage everyone to get out and exercise for 30 minutes a day, 4 times a week.  I don’t know about you–I need shed a few pounds and tighten up my abs.  Why not share your experience with other people on twitter by tweeting whatever exercise you did w/ hashtag #ddchallenge.  I promise you’ll have a cheering squad in twitterville!  I am going to participate, are you?






I would like to personally thank everyone who attended the d-rapbattle via tokbox on Friday.  Even though George (ninjabetic) murdered me.  I had a ball. I promise you, I’ll win the dance off.  If you would like to see my dancing moves check out Sara’s “Beat it” post.  I promise if your having a bad day, it’ll make you laugh.


Have a great week!

Be Blessed




I still can’t believe I am going to do this. I am a shy person:)

George (ninjabetic) and Ig&me1

Short and to the point: Wednesday night, George (@ninjabetic) challanged me to a freestyle rap battle. Oh, NO! HE DIDN’T….It’s on! The first ever #d-rapbattle will be held July 31, 2009, 7:30 PST. The #D-rapbattle will be brought to you live via Tokbox.com. You have to watch twitter for the invite. If you decide to watch/listen to the #d-rapbattle, PLEASE make sure your have your headset/earphones on. I am excited…hahaha I’ll see you there.

Be Blessed


Ninjabetic aka G-money bka G! Dang dude you have way tooo many nicknames. Lol…Gangsta G is fitting for this post. Don’t you think?

For the love of sugar

  One day I tweeted…”I need a t-shirt to wear– something diabetes.” Jenny replied..”I can make something for you.”    I was excited, a little nervous because I didn’t know Jenny was an artist.  Her twitter profile reads as follow…”53, Dog lover, T1 diabetic using insulin pump and CGM. Musician and MacGeek.”  Heck, I met her in person.  Jenny never mentioned she was an artist.  

Jenny sent me an e-mail the other day with a pic of the t-shirt.  I couldn’t wait until I could actually see the t-shirt in person. 

Today I went to the mailbox,  my t-shirt arrived.   I had an idea of what the shirt would look like via e-mail but to see it in person was awesome!   Jenny actually drew the PDM to the Pod and she included the main menu to the PDM.




 Now, I have a “one of a kind” diabetes shirt to wear:)  Thank you Jenny.  You ROCK! 


Be Blessed


Btw-  “For the love of sugar” is a phrase I say when someone rubs me the wrong way.

Twitter Monday’s: Follow Monday

Follow Monday

tagIt’s Sunday morning.  I really should be washing and folding clothes but I decided to take a break from it. I always start off Monday’s blogging about Twitter and the many tweets I love to read.  I decided to officially dedicate Monday’s post to Twitter.  You know how I feel about Twitter.  Yes, tweeting can be addicting; I’ve slowed down a lot but I still enjoy sharing my thoughts with other people around the world.    In Twitter world, Friday’s are dedicated to #FollowFriday.  

I like ENJOY! the personal tweets that sometimes come a long with Follow Friday.  Kelly, Lorriane, Crystal, Jaimie, Gina and others often made me think “Are they talking about me?”.  I am honored and humbled.  I appreciate all of the nice things that are said.  I am way too busy to tweet the people I would like to share with my other twitter buddies.  I decided to put a short list together of the people I follow and why I think you should follow them. 

People with Diabetes/Advocate  (A-B-C order):

@amblass:  She travels the world.  She enjoy’s tweeting about life, nice, enjoys meeting new people and she’s a diabetes blogger.

@askmanny: Besides being the co-founder the best diabetic on line communities.  Manny is the author of “Ning for Dummies”.  He is an amazing person. He is friendly, funny, LOVES music and someone I consider a friend. 

@bernardF:  he is diabetic blogger and friend. He keeps us all update on the latest diabetic technology.  Bernard has been a little busy lately but when he tweets it’s cool to see what he has to talk about.

@CALpumper:  funny, awesome, cool.  Crystal is an amazing person and awesome friend.  I am learning a lot about the government and the future of our health care system from here.

@ColCalli:  Lorriane is a inspiration.  She is funny, supportive and a woman with a lot of strength. Caleb (son)has diabetes and uses the Omnipod.  I consider her a great friend.  Need motivation. Follow Lorriane.

@diabetesalic: LOL, If you don’t follow her your crazy.  Kelly is funny, smart and amazing.  She has a great sense of humor. She is a diabetic blogger and diabetes advocate. Her tweets are funny and she keeps it real.

@diabetesmine:  Amy is a diabetes advocate, blogger and cool.  When she tweets, it’s all about the latest and greatest diabetes news. 

@dsainsights:  Tony is a diabetes blogger.  He is funny, loves sports and serious about keeping us all informed about technology.

More people to follow next Monday



Important things happening in Twitter worldtwitter_bird

Wednesday’s are BG (blood sugar)Wednesday’s.  If you would like to participate. Post your bg reading’s throughout the day on twitter with #bgwedYou will not be judge on your bg’s reading. As Kelly always says “No Diabetic Police Allowed”. 

World Diabetes Day Circle

It’s amazing seeing all of the avatar’s on twitter with the World Diabetes Day Blue Circle.  I know WDD isn’t until November but it’s never to early to celebrate WORLD DIABETES DAY. If you don’t have the WDD circle on your avatar… one click here

Have a great week….

Be Blessed


Diabetic Meet-up in Long Beach, CA

I don’t know about you but I enjoy talking to other PWD’s about life and of course diabetes.  If you are in the Southern California area you are invited to hangout and  have lunch with other PWD’s (person with diabetes).


Meet-up Information

Where: Chili’s–  

30 Shoreline Drive West

Long Beach, CA

(Long Beach Convention Center)

When: Saturday, July 25

Time: 1pm-3pm


Hope you can make it.  If not, Stay tuned for more Southern California Diabetic meet-up’s.


Be Blessed



Doc-Are you stuck on stupid?

 I have a high school friend who was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes last week.    I let him know everything would be ok. He said he knew it would be but he know he doesn’t want to end up like his father, who died from complications from diabetes. I told him diabetes isn’t a death sentence, you just have to take care of yourself.   He had his first appointment today.

I sent my friend a text message to see how his appointment went.  The appointment went good.  The Doc gave him med’s and he is going to make an appointment to the endocrinologist I recommended.   My next question was “What meter did your Doc give you?”.   He text back.  “He didn’t give me one.”  blood_glucose_250x251I couldn’t believe what I just read.  Why would someone  give a newly diagnosed diabetic medication without a meter?  Is his Doc stuck on stupid; he must be. The  Doc is sending the wrong message–“It’s ok to take your medication but don’t test your blood sugar.” I don’t get it. 

I told my friend to continue to watch what he eats, until he get’s his meter. If he had any questions I will be willing to help as much as I could.  OMG! I am upset right now.   I bet his Doc doesn’t practice– Patient First.  What a shame!  I am so upset right now.  I don’t get it.  I know his Doc has plenty of meter’s to give out to newly diagnosed diabetic’s.  Maybe I’m wrong? 


Be Blessed