It happened sometime last night - we now have over 30,000 followers on Twitter. I’m personally very proud of our profile @diabeteshf and its role in advocating for PWD of all kinds all over the world. We promote our programs, events and call attention to popular topics here on our forum. We get the word out and encourage folks touched by diabetes to join our community. During large diabetes conferences we get the word out about the official hashtag for the event so you can follow the action too, be it #MasterLab or #CWDFFL2016 (friends for life 2016).
I’ve been active myself on Twitter since 2008, a few months after joining TuDiabetes. Everything I learned about Twitter I learned from @askmanny (which is Manny’s profile handle on Twitter) - I am @MarieBe. If you’re just getting started on Twitter, my best advice is look at how someone you respect uses it, who is following them, and who they follow. Be liberal with retweets of tweets you agree with. @ Mention folks frequently. And if you want to @ mention us, use our official profile, @diabeteshf and not @tudiabetes, which is not used.
Thanks again to all our followers!