If you’re like me, you would have felt a great sense of excitement last week, with the appearance of the hashtag #OurD. After a couple of days being teased by the mystery, all became clear. Our Diabetes.
Summed up pretty well in their mission statement, Our Diabetes is the newest platform to give people with diabetes, a voice, a power and the support they need to live with their condition.
Our Diabetes is a community led, community focused platform that enables people with diabetes to be empowered, educated and supported in their condition.
Our aims are to give people within the diabetes online community (#doc) a voice by hosting their own ‘tweet’ chats on a diabetes topic of their choice. As the diabetes community continues to grow and develop we recognise the need to bring people together to share resources, ideas, experiences and opinions.
Our Diabetes also strives to provide trusted health care information that will help you to understand more about your diabetes as well as highlight events, campaigns, current and future research and technologies.
We see success in connecting and communicating. We believe that connecting like minded people will allow them to reach resources and other platforms that can benefit them and their diabetes. By communicating we can share knowledge in a welcoming, safe and transparent environment.
Starting 15th October, a tweetchat will be held every Tuesday 8-9pm. The hashtag “#OurD” will be used to follow the chats, and will be hosted by the Diabetes Online Community, for the DOC. The bright ideas don’t stop there. If you have a topic you’d like to be discussed during this hour, you can contact the wonderful people holding this together, and give them your suggestions! What better way to get your voice heard on the diabetes online community?!
To get involved,
I personally can’t wait to see this bloom into a beautiful flower!
Image taken from OurDiabetes