HAWMC Day 14 – Spread the Love

  • *Thank a few of your fellow Health Activists for what they have done.  Call them out by name or twitter handle.  Share your love.

Ok, so this sort of blog is highly embarrassing for me but off I go! I’d like to start with one of the first people I started following when I jumped back into the doc(diabetic online community) and that is @grumpy_pumper. He has a fabulous attitude towards his diabetes that I find highly inspirational. He comes up with different terminology for people to use when it comes to diabetes that help a great deal when it comes to coping with this disease such as not referring to ‘targets’ because you can miss targets but rather as guidelines. The diabetic still knows they need to try and have their levels at a certain range but the words going around their head can mean they don’t beat themselves up as much overall. He’s really a great person to follow to help challenge your thinking towards living with type 1.

@ninjabetic1 is another great follow. She’s honest about her diabetes, good days and bad, and always trying to reach out and help people in any way that she can. She puts a hell of a lot of work into raising awareness, setting up meetings and asking all the right questions. She also happens to be quite funny and a good laugh to have on your twitter feed. 🙂

@HedgiePDiabetes was the main reason I crept back into the big and sometimes scary doc. This is a fabulous group looking to help support diabetics mentally. Every day there is some sort of reminder to keep the chin up and often there is information about mental illness and such. The mental side of diabetes is often swept under the rug. People know about it and know we’re far more susceptible to developing mental health problems but no one wants to talk about it. Hedgie Pricks does.


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