Happy 5th D-Blog DayGina Capone of DiabetesTalkFest started D-Blog day in November 2005 and this year, we can all celebrate the 5th anniversary.
While World Diabetes Day is coming up quickly, today is a great opportunity to celebrate the richness of the online diabetes community (the DOC). When I started blogging about 3 years ago, people were blogging about diabetes and online communities did exist. Since then, the diabetes presence online has soared!
Today, we're blessed by social communities like TuDiabetes, DiabetesDaily, JoyOfDiabetes, and others. According to the diabetes search engine, there are over 525 blogs that cover life with diabetes. And many of us are also online using Twitter.
Today Twitter was full of #dblogday tweets, but any hour of the day you can find a lot of us at the Twitter water-cooler talking about diabetes, swapping blood glucose readings (especially on Wednesdays). To my view, Twitter has become a way to quickly update folks, look for help, or share successes.
Thank you to all my many online friends. Those that I've met, and all of you that I hope to say hello to in person before too long. I appreciate your insight, helpfulness, common sense and cold water. I know that living with diabetes is far easier because of you all.
On Saturday I'm planning to take part in the Big Blue Test, organized by Manny Hernandez. I'll be exercising for 14 minutes at 2 PM EST, and reporting my after exercise blood glucose readings afterwards (on Twitter and TuDiabetes). It's an easy way to get involved in the fun of the DOC, won't you join us?