Welcoming people into the DOC

On September 28, 2011 by Cherise Shockley

I remember when I could read or comment on almost all diabetes blogs but not anymore. Why? The DOC (Diabetes Online Community) is growing. Community growth is a great thing, especially when there’s a chronic condition involved.  We talk about diabetes on Twitter,Facebook, blogs, vlogs and we even have our own social communities.  Let’s face it-diabetes is no longer a closet chronic condition.  So, we thought it would be a good idea to have a chat based on welcoming people into the Diabetes Online Community (DOC).  The response from the community was great.  This chat was a great one to participate in.  If you weren’t able to participate, read the transcript. Are you new to the DOC?  Not sure how to break the ice? Hi, my name is
Cherise.  What is your name?


Q1. What is a good way to introduce PWD’s to the DOC? Sites? Programs? Articles?

Q2. How do you explain Diabetes Social Media Advocacy to people who are not online?

Q3. How do you introduce yourself to a PWD? Do you mention your online involvement?

Q4. In what way could we make the DOC more welcoming?

Q5. Ice Breaker: What is your name? How long have you lived with diabetes? favorite color? and favorite way to treat a low?

Q6. What advice would you give to someone who wants to be an advocate or meet new people online?

Be Blessed



Interested in participating in Diabetes Social Media Advocacy Chat (#dsma)? Log on to twitter every Wednesday night at 9 PM EST. You can follow @diabetessocmed or the hash tag #dsma.

Do you have a question or topic you would like to discuss during #dsma? Click here to submit them.

If you can not make it to #dsma on twitter. Please feel free to listen to DSMA Live-Continuing the Conversation on blog talk radio-Thursday, 9pm EST-Guest: Bill Woods (http://www.1happydiabetic.com/)

2 Responses to “Welcoming people into the DOC”

  • Cherries, dsma falls during the time I am fixing dinner and/or eating dinner with the fam so as much as I would love to join in I must feed my diabetes and my family!!!! Though I want to thank you for being so welcoming on twitter!!

  • I totally agree, I know when i greeted new comers to TuDiabetes, they were so happy to hear from a member. I have met so many new friends as well as having the good feeling that my small help has helped them.

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