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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’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


Support World Diabetes Day via Twitter

Saturday morning. I decided to drive to Idyllwild, CA.  It’s a beautiful place but I did not enjoy the drive.  Idyllwild is about 5,000 feet above the rest of CA.  OMG! I thought I was going to drive off the cliff a few times. When I finally made it to Idyllwild.   I checked to see what was going on in twitter world. 

Tweet by @askmanny Support Diabetes, add a #twibbon to your avatar now! – http://twibbon.com/join/Diabetes-3

Omg! I have been waiting on a twibbon to add to my avatar and it’s finally here.  I hit the link and field in the required fields.  wdd1

I love seeing the World Diabetes Day Circle when I open up twitter:)   Do you tweet? If so, Have you added WDD circle to your avatar?

Be Blessed


Got Diabetes? Top 10 reasons to use Twitter


PerPCMag.com: Twitter is a Web site and service that lets users send short text messagesup to 140 characters in length from their cellphones to a group of people. Launched in 2006, Twitter (www.twitter.com) was designed to keep friends and colleagues informed about one’s daily activities.

It’s not a secret, I am a huge fan of twitter and sending tweets. I know there are a lot of people who refuse to use twitter but if you are a PWD, you may want to think about joining twitter. I decided to list why you may want to rethink using twitter your a PWD or family member of a PWD.

Top 10 reasons:

1. There are ton’s of PWD’s/family member’s on twitter! no matter what type you have, you can find someone to relate too.

2. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to know the author of blog’s you read? There are a a lot of diabetic blogger’s who tweet.

3. Not having a good blood sugar day, No one to talk too? Tweet it someone will respond.

4. If you want to know the number of carbs in a meal or certain food.

5. Your husband, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister or friend just don’t understand Diabetes.

6. Want to keep track of the latest and greatest news or have news to share.

7. If you needs a quick response to all things diabetes. Remember twitter doesn’t replace your Endo or Doctor.

8. Keep track of JDRF, Tudiabetes , Diabetic OC and more.

9. There is always a PWD on twitter! You are never alone.

10. Laughing is great therapy. People say things you don’t expect them too.

The reason’t I listed above are why I use twitter. I look at twitter as fun, spontaneous and great conversation. I love the HUGE support system….

If you are interested in joining Twitterbetic’s visit TuDiabetes.com. TuD has a group just for people who tweet and their usernames. I hope you all had a great weekend.

Be Blessed


Tweeter or Twitter?

If you have met me inperson or talked to me over the phone-you know I have issues with pronouncing things.  Last Friday I went to Denny’s with JaimieH, Manny, George (ninjabetic), Dino and Dan.  We were sitting at the table discussing Twitting and I had to ask is it Tweeting or Twitting?  Enjoy the video!

BTW, I found one person who doesn’t tweet.  Dino, when are you crossing over to the dark side?

Be Blessed