Follow Diabetes on Twitter: Tracking Diabetic Tweets

Jackie Smith Health Guide
  • So, I have a hard time sitting down and writing 300 or 600 words on topic, but I can type out 140 characters on any subject like a champ!

    My thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION? I’ve got some. A few publicity messages for work projects? I’ve got them covered. Links to anything that led to a few minutes of amusement? Why should I be the only one distracted at work? Grumpy comments about the world at large? Try and stop me from sharing.

    I follow snarky film and television reviewers, film studios, film festivals, filmmakers (by the way, I work in entertainment), business partners, Stan Lee, social media experts, public relations professionals, even NASA, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Fort Worth Zoo!

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    I’ve decided that I am going to add some lifestyle Twitterers to the mix. In accordance with my personal goals, which are to save money and spend wisely, be adventurous (which translates to: travel somewhere, anywhere), get healthy and be happy (I know, nice and vague), I’ve added these people/groups/organizations to my “following” list:

    @wisebread – Tips from the personal finance and frugal living portal

    @whereIvebeen – Near as I can tell, Where I’ve Been is a Facebook App for showing off to everyone you’ve ever known how worldly you are. Which I am not. But I’m following them on Twitter to read what cool places other people have been to and would recommend. It’s good for daydreaming purposes, I think.

    @SELFmagazine – You know the magazine, read its content in short and sweet blurbs with links which take you to the details at

    For diabetes-focused and diabetes-related experts add these to your tweetstream:

    @tudiabetes – is a nonprofit social network with nearly 16,000 members touched by the disease

    @AmDiabetesAssn -- Get news and research findings from the American Diabetes Association here. Plus, links to tasty yet healthy recipes and tools, calorie counters and the like, you can use.

    @theheartorg – Written by Shelley Wood, Managing Editor for heartwire on - the most authoritative and insightful cardiovascular disease news online.

    @ManageDiabetes – In Twitter shorthand: The Twitter account for the blog + website ( + magazine + books = every day information on nutrition, exercise, new drugs, medical advances, basically everything you need to know about how to stay healthy.

    @diabetesmine – It is, well, like they say, a mine of information about Diabetes and living with it! It rocks, actually.

    @ninjabetic – Written by George Simmons of the blog by the same name, And also like the blog, highly entertaining. However, he had me at the name.

    Don’t forget our very own -- @healthcentral has a list we can all follow at @healthcentral/diabetes!

    Do you have any Twitterers who you would add to this list? Share them!

  • Lastly, as for happy? Here’s where I’m starting:

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    @DalaiLama – It’s a verified account! It’s the real His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I mean, come on, it’s the Dalai Lama. He’s going to have interesting things to say. One tweet from earlier this month: “I think it is very important to know we can each transform ourselves into a better, happier person. I think it’s important to recognize this”

    @gretchenrubin --  Rubin is the author of the New York Times bestselling book and the blog entitled The Happiness Project. I just bought the book. I’m going to try optimism on, see how it fits. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    In the meantime, I’m @jackie_smith.

    Oh yes, and INCEPTION – my theories change daily.

Published On: July 26, 2010