Thursday, April 23, 2015

THANK YOU: #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes - It's Not Over.

Thank you for taking #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day spirit and hashtag and running with it at full speed on twitter & other forms of Social Media - and thank you for continuing to run with it! 
Thank-you for taking #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day with less then two days notice and knocking it out of the park!!

Thank you for taking #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day global. 
I’m still gathering info re: country participation, but here are the countries that I know were represented on twitter. 
Australia; New Zealand, China, The Philippines, Nigeria, Kenya, HongKong, Japan, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Peru, Mexico, Canada Puerto Rico and the United States. 
BIG THANKS to Kyle Schwartz and #Iwishmyteacherknew  - AMAZING. 
Special thanks to Cherise & Renza, for keeping me sane and Mike Lawson for designing the awesome logo on super short notice.
Thank you to everyone who sent me encouraging emails, Facebook messages and tweets - you guys kept me going!
Thank you to everyone on facebook who posted about #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day before/during, and thank you for those facebookers who used the hashtag in their statuses, sharing their diabetes realities and experiences, becoming empowered and educating others in the process. 
Your honesty and straight posts from the heart educated and enlightened so many.

Thank you to everyone who doesn't have a twitter account, but who followed the #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes conversation on twitter ALL DAY and were inspired. 
Thank you for reaching out to me via email and sharing your feelings privately - you inspired me to keep going. 

Thank you to those who wrote blog posts before and after and who are writing blog posts now. I not only appreciate your efforts, I love that some of you are getting back on the diabetes blog bandwagon because #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes inspired you to do so! 

At midnight, the analytics for #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes hashtag were: 
Impressions: 13,010,302  
Tweets:   6229
Participants: 1,158
Average tweets PH: 37
Average tweets per participant: 5

Today at 12:PM, the #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes analytics:
Impressions: 13,663,739
Tweets: 6,493
Participants: 1,222
Average Tweets Per Hour: 39
Average number of tweets per participant: 5

And those numbers continue to rise.
For latest numbers go click HERE, scroll down the page until you reach  The Start Date/End Date Calendars at the bottom. 
State Date is: 4/17/2015 End Date is whatever date/time it is, and click the "analytics," button. 

#IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes isn’t just a day and it isn’t over. 

#IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes has become something  - I movement? 
I didn't want to call it anything, but that's what people are calling and that's what it's become. 
It's another way to empower those connected with diabetes all dimensions and a way to educate people who only know the diabetes myths, not the realities. 

In the coming days - I will need your help and input AND I WILL ASK FOR IT. 

Lastly, #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes is the reason I found the amazing Diabetes Online Community 8 years ago. 

Our community,  made up of D peers; mentors, friends who have become both family and strong D allies & Advocates. Diabetes allies & advocates who are changing the world and the way the world sees people with diabetes~


Cath said...

Thank you Kelly for inspired us to tell the world how diabetes makes us feel and how is our lives with it. Great idea and initiative. I am Cath from Lima, Peru and I decided to participate in #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes because there is a lot of misunderstanding about D. One ore country to your data :)

StephenS said...

Those are some sick numbers! You are an amazing force of nature, and I'm glad you're on Team D. Thanks for being the #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Champion!

shannon said...

thank you thank you! :D