Sara, Me, Jaimie, George and Niya
Last weekend myself and Jaimie planned a meet-up for the TuDiabetes Long Beach, CA area. I am glad we planned the meet-up. I the chance to see Rebecca and meet Arturo. I see Jaimie all the time. When it comes to anything diabetes related you'll pretty much see the two of us together.
Rebka and I
Please bare with me, I was going to blog about the meet-up over at my personal blog-- I decided to come back home (TuDiabetes) to share why diabetes meet-up's are important to me and a lot of other people in the diabetes online community.
George (ninjabetic), Me and Scott K. Johnson
Chatting with someone or responding to someone online is a learning experience and powerful thing. I am not knocking online communities by any means--sometimes it's great to sit with and conversate with someone who understands you. It's awesome to compare notes, learn about someone else's story and lifestyle. Meet-up's brings us closer together, bonds unlike any other--it doesn't matter what type of diabetes you have.
Manny, Me, Santi and Niya
Have you ever met, sat with or talked to someone with diabetes other than someone over the computer? If not, you do not know what your missing.
Jaimie, Jenny and Me
I promise if you take the time out of your busy schedule to attend 1 meet-up, I promise you it will be well worth it. Once you attend your first meet-up, you'll never look at diabetes the same. You never know who will inspire you and who you'll inspire.
Rebka, Arturo, Ally
Diabetes is becoming a global epidemic. We have to start meet-up's, raise our voice and getting the word out. Diabetes Community Rock's online but what about the people who are touched diabetes that doesn't have internet access? I challenge YOU to start a meet-up in your area. So, what if no one shows. I promise the more you talk about it, the more people will show up. Bill Gates didn't get rich overnight. If the Susan G. Komen foundation can make a difference in the world, by spreading awareness....So can YOU and I.
If you need any help planning meet-ups. Let me know.
Let's work together! Let's spread the word...1 meet-up, 1 voice, 1 computer, 1 community, 1 town, 1 city, 1 state and 1 country at a time. We can do it!!!
If I miss spelled words or my grammer is off. I am not sorry! I am speaking from my heart.