The tweetchat this week will take place on Tuesday 28th January between 8:00pm and 9:00pm and will be hosted by Leanne Ogden (@Oggy2203). The @OurDiabetes account will be retweeting her questions to ensure you know when to respond but if you aren’t already following Leanne, maybe now is the time to start… and here’s why…
Hiya! Im Leanne! (Oggy2203) I’m 17 years old and I was diagnosed at age 14! I’ve known diabetes for just over 3 years, and I am on injections. I am going on a pump at the start of February and I’m super excited!
I have chosen the subject of ‘Accepting Your Diabetes’ because it took me about 2 years to accept my diabetes. Going from a “perfect” life to having to inject 4 times a day was not great as you all know and I still go through phases of non acceptance. I would like to know how you come to terms with accepting your diabetes; and how you deal with the ups and downs.
Participating in the tweetchat
So, if you haven’t participated in a tweetchat before or are unsure how to participate in the chat, everything you need to know is explained in the article Explaining Tweetchats.
So take a look at the questions that will be asked, consider reading some of the linked material, have a think about your answers and join in on Tuesday with your thoughts – it’s as simple as that!
The “Accepting Your Diabetes” Questions
Question 1 – How did you come to terms with accepting your diabetes?
Question 2 – What struggles did you come across when accepting your diabetes?
Question 3 – How did friends and family members come to terms with your diagnosis?
Question 4 – How long did it take you to get used to using your medication?
Question 5 – Do you ever have days when you don’t accept your medical condition?
Pre-chat reading (optional!)