As I begin to curate and publish Day of Diabetes stories from yesterday, I’m starting to think about larger takeaways beyond the mere presence of tweets over the past 24 hours. I’m trying to keep track of the questions I’m asking, not with the hopes of finding immediate answers, but because I think there’s an extended conversation we can have as a result of your collective participation.
What can be gained by people with diabetes who observed #dayofdiabetes, but did not participate?
What can be said about the people who started sharing their #dayofdiabetes, but could not finish?
Why is sharing this level of detail important?
How can these stories become the foundation of something bigger? What does bigger look like?
Are there other patient communities that could engaged in a similar live-tweeting?
Getting everyone to participate in something like #dayofdiabetes is great, but I think there needs to be a “next level” for events like this. Even if I don’t know what it is yet, that won’t stop me from trying to find it.
Thanks again to all of you who participated. Even if it’s not immediately evident, the diabetes community is strengthened by your efforts.