Category Archives: 2013

#candoc tweetchat Monday April 8

This Monday’s #candoc tweetchat will be a general chat about diabetes. As such, there are no set questions this week so feel free to talk about what is on your miind about diabetes.

Sara will be hosting the chat this eveing in lieu of Alanna.

Don’t worry, we will still have #bgbingo!

Join the twitter chat:
Monday, April 8 2013
8-9 pm EST

You can join in via Twitter or in the Tweetchat here.

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Our chat Moderators: @NitaCure4T1D @AlannaSwartz and @terrileigh

#candoc tweetchat Monday April 1

This Monday’s #candoc tweetchat theme will be about local Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes in support of JDRF.  Sara will be hosting the chat at 8pm EST.

1. Have you/your family attended the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes in support of JDRF? Why or
   why have you not decided to participate?

2. How can we get others to participate?

3. What are your best practices for fundraising for the walk? Bake sales, school fundraisers, 
   grocery store posters etc.?

4. On walk day, do you find you manage your diabetes differently? More checks staying 
   hydrated, extra carbs etc.?

5. Do you have your donor page you would like to plug?

Last but not least: #bgbingo – Just cause we can!

Join the twitter chat:
Monday, April 1, 2013
8-9 pm EST

You can join in via Twitter or in the Tweetchat here.

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Our chat Moderators: @NitaCure4T1D @AlannaSwartz and @terrileigh

**Disclaimer:  Alanna is the Promotion Chair for the JDRF Walk in Halifax and Sara is on the Family Development Committee with JDRF Ottawa**

#candoc tweetchat Monday March 11

This Monday’s #candoc tweetchat theme will be a review of the Children With Diabetes – Friends For
Life Conference that was held this past weekend in Toronto. Sara will be hosting the chat at 8pm EST.

Q1. Have you yourself or your family attended a Children With Diabetes conference in Canada or the US? Thoughts? Would you return?

Q2. Have you sent your child to a D-Camp? If not, do you plan to? If you have, what is one thing they brought back that helps them with day-to-day diabetes management?

Q3. Have you/your family participated in Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet? What were your reasons for doing/not doing it?

Q4. Are there any family/child events that we may not be aware of that you’d like to share? eg. Connected in Motion or I Challenge Diabetes

Last but not least: #bgbingo – Just cause we can!

Join the twitter chat:
Monday, March 11, 2013
8-9 pm EST

You can join in via Twitter or in the Tweetchat here.

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Our chat Moderators: @NitaCure4T1D @AlannaSwartz and @terrileigh

#candoc Tweetchat for Monday, February 18

This Monday’s #candoc tweetchat theme will be all-things Mental Health related. Sara will be hosting the chat at 8pm EST.

In keeping with the Bell Canada Let’s Talk campaign to raise awareness about depression and other mental health issues, I have borrowed questions from a DSMA chat last May.

Q1-Do you know anyone who has experience with diabetes and depression?  What are the sign and symptoms?

Q2-How do you cope once you recognize the signs/symptoms (in yourself and others)? What kind of support was most helpful? HCP? Peers?

Q3-What resources would your ecommend for people with diabetes and depression? List your favourites and why they have worked.

Q4-What can we do for each other when we see the signs/symptoms in our loved ones or peers? What would you want someone to do for you?.

Last but not least: #bgbingo – Just cause we can!

Join the twitter chat:
Monday February 18 2013
8-9 pm EST

You can join in via Twitter or in the Tweetchat here.

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Our Moderators: @NitaCure4T1D @AlannaSwartz and @terrileigh

#candoc Tweetchat: Monday February 4 2013

Winter has arrived! At least is some parts of the country. And with it comes a multitude of health issues. This week we want to talk about Winter Blues and how it affects your routine, your BGs, and what you can do and are doing to stay on track.

Here are this weeks questions.

Q1. Do you notice any effects on your diabetes from Winter blues or S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)?

Q2. Does your routine change? Tracking your BGs? Outdoor activities? Carb counting?

Q3. Do you rely on friends and family to help with the Winter blues?

Q4. How do you combat the Winter blues? Any tips to keeping out of the slump?

Last but not least: #bgbingo – Just cause we can!

Join the twitter chat:
Monday February 4 2013
8-9 pm EST

You can join in via Twitter or in the Tweetchat here.

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Follow Can Doc on Twitter: @theCANDOC
Our Moderators: @NitaCure4T1D @AlannaSwartz @bestiebetes and @terrileigh