Last week’s #gbdoc tweet chat focused on diabetes diagnosis and what you need to know. There is so much to learn following a diabetes diagnosis. It can feel overwhelming at times. We made many rookie mistakes. Still do. Diabetes, like life, is about ups and downs. Good days and bad days.

At times, it can feel like you’re climbing a mountain. Some of us, like Chris Southwell, take their experience and literally live by it. Check out his blog But not all of us are destined to be professional athletes. For most of us, we will climb the metaphorical rather than the literal mountain.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or, maybe you’re experiencing a low: things do get better. And with time, experience and knowledge, self-management gets better.

The quickest way to best practices is bringing people together to share their experiences. Load #gbdoc, #OurD and #diabetesmanagement into your tweet deck to view the conversation. Find out how others manage their diabetes. find out what works for you.

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