Friday, August 17, 2012

Making It Their Own

There are many things about the Diabetes Online Community that I love.

But this week, one thing in particular has been making me #furiouslyhappy.

The DSMA twitter chat has been going on for a couple years now.  The chat happens Wednesdays at 9pm EST.  Use #dsma to participate.

This chat is one of the highlights in my week.  I have met so very many wonderful people from all over the world, and learned a lot.  It's just so fantastically crazy and fast and fun!  And sometimes we even break twitter.  We're cool like that.

Because of the timing of the chat, it can be challenging for people from countries outside the US to participate.  Oh hey, people in London, you don't want to get up at 2am and chat?  No?  Yeah, I wouldn't do it either.

But now, there are other diabetes-centered twitter chats happening.  The DOC in Australia now has their own twitter handle (@OzDiabetesOC) and their own chat, Tuesday at 8:30pm AEST (#OzDOC).

Next, the UK got in on the action with @theGBDOC.  Their next chat will be Wednesday, August 22nd at 9pm London Time (#GBDOC).

And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I saw this twitter handle pop up: @theCANDOC.  Hey there, Canada! Their first chat will be Monday at 8pm EST (#CANDOC).

I am so, so very excited to see people taking the fabulous twitter magic that Cherise found and making it their own.  I know that the global DOC will be able to reach even more people now.  And I hope to see more chats pop up in more countries.

Group hug, everyone!


  1. Thank you !! Love this - the #doc is simply the best peer support group in the Pancreaverse !!

    Lots of love,

    @theGBDOC - we're on FaceBook too!

  2. Awe! You are awesome! *group hug* I am all warm and fuzzy now! :)

  3. Nice! Since I work nights and try to keep the same sleep schedule on my days off, I'll probably be able to participate in some of these! Thanks for spreading the word!