We’ve been thrilled with the success of our Diabetes Awareness Month Twitter chats and are looking forward to another exciting night of conversation with our advocates, experts, and members of the diabetic community like you. The next Twitter chat will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Join us to discuss artificial sweeteners by following Diabetic Connect on Twitter and using #DCDE (Diabetic Connect Diabetes Education).

Artificial Sweeteners can be a troubling topic for diabetics. What’s OK to use and what isn’t? What effect will artificial sweeteners have on your health? And what are you supposed to do when you have a sweet tooth? This Twitter chat should help you discover answers to these questions and give you the chance to share any knowledge and experiences you have with the rest of the diabetic community.

Our featured guest on November 18th will be Amy Campbell, CDE. Amy is a nationally known dietitian, author, blogger, and lecturer specializing in diabetes management. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge after working as a diabetes educator and program manager at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA for over 19 years. She is also a contributing author and editor for multiple diabetic magazines and blogs, as well as a contributing author for Diabetic Connect.

Jewels Doskicz, Diabetic Connect advocate and registered nurse, will join all of the Diabetes Awareness Month Twitter chats as our moderator. On November 18, she and our featured guest Amy Campbell will be posting questions for you to respond to via tweets with #DCDE so that you can have instantaneous, stimulating, and educational conversation with our guest, moderator, and other members of the diabetic community.

If you are new to Twitter chats and are unsure how to join or need a refresher, please see Diabetic Connect’s article here that will instruct you on how to get involved.

Please also join us the following week, Tuesday, November 25th at 9:00 p.m. EST, for Diabetic Connect’s Twitter chat led by Jewels and joined by members of the Diabetic Connect staff to discuss how to make Thanksgiving recipes diabetic-friendly.