Monday, April 18, 2016

#IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day Happens On April 20th !

HUGE shoutout to Mike Lawson for creating and providing the beautiful #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes logo.
On Wednesday, April 20th (at least the 20th falls on a Wednesday in this hemisphere,) the 2nd annual #IwishPeopleKnewThatDabetes Day will happen via the #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes hashtag on twitter, facbook, instagram and beyond. 

It's my hope that you will share the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in-between via the #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes hashtag on Wednesday - and everyday. 

I've written about the day HERE , and I'm excited and nervous all rolled into one  - last year we had over 17 million twitter impressions and 16 different countries participating.
And to date, that number has grown to almost 25 million.
 I'll consider 2016's #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day a a success if: 
 1.One person realizes via the hashtag that they are not alone in their diabetes 
2. One person opens up about their diabetes struggles, issues, and triumph
3. One person realizes that diabetes is not only doable - but that anything is possible
4. One person realizes that their diabetes voice matters and needs to be heard. 

I can't wait to read and be inspired by your #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes tweets and  thanks in advance from the bottom of my busted and beautiful pancreas!


  1. I think it will be a smashing success in its second year. I will get this on my groups in Facebook and on twitter.

    I referred you blog to the TUDiabetes blog site for the week of April 18, 2016.

  2. I'll be there! I'm in Aus so will be getting in early- time difference and all :)

  3. Kelly Kunik and her award winning blog are Dy..No..Mite!!!!!