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Instagram users - would you follow?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by mytype1.life, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I’ve been doing some research into T1 accounts on Instagram and am keen to set up my own. I love taking photos and most importantly I really want to share my T1 experiences to help others.

    There doesn’t appear to be a huge amount of English accounts with users using both the Omnipod and Libre so I feel there is a bit of an opportunity.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having been born not long after the dissolution of the monasteries, I am less than familiar with Instagram.
    Whether it makes any difference I don't know, but I have a limited tariff on my phone so am cautious (perhaps unnecessarily) about prodding too many buttons.
    Having said that, I think you're idea is a good one - any awareness / help diabetics can get must be beneficial. Good luck.
    (Perhaps you can give me a lesson)
     
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  3. Hammer1964

    Hammer1964 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi tiredoftrying2017, I am T2 but would follow as I love taking photos and would like to see other people’s photos too.
     
  4. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha @Jo_the_boat, that made me laugh!

    Instagram is thankfully quite simple in that you could be an active user or more passive and simply view other people’s posts rather than post yourself. There are a few guides online too.

    Thanks for your feedback @Hammer1964.

    I’ve seen a few accounts where people post a variety of things - recipes, food, BS readings, memes, etc.

    I really want to share the realities of T1 with photos and some text - the good days and the bad! I’m not great in the kitchen so mine probably wouldn’t be recipe based mainly readings, meals and sports/activity.
     
  5. Hammer1964

    Hammer1964 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I love cooking and creatingfood ideas so mine would be readings, what foods spike and what doesn't and the pics to go with.
     
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  6. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve set up my account - follow me if you can #mytype1.life
     
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