Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Diabetes Won't Stop Me.

Whether you're a kid or an adult, type 1 or type 2, diagnosed recently or decades ago, MDI or insulin pump, diet and exercise or insulin therapy... I think one of the things we can all come together around is the idea that diabetes doesn't have to stop us from living the lives we want to live.

You can call it resilience... hope... optimism... stubbornness... whatever it is, it's a part of us that fights against the idea that living with a chronic disease limits us. And it can be comforting - even inspiring - to see others are "just like us" succeed and struggle and face the same things we do.

"Me too!" is a powerful emotion, no?

It's with that mindset that I'm announcing this: You Can Do This Project and Jerry the Bear are partnering to launch a new video campaign called "Diabetes Won't Stop Me". And we want you to join in!

The idea came about after watching the video below:

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... and realizing how inspiring it would be to see dozens - hundreds! - of short videos from all sorts of people in the diabetes community, just like this! We want you to share why "Diabetes Won't Stop Me".

So here's what we're asking:

  • Make a short (less than 30 seconds!) video telling and showing us about your biggest dreams and goals - or if you've already accomplished some, share what you did!
  • Starting on November 14th (yep, World Diabetes Day!), upload your video to somewhere like YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram or Vine. 

I can't wait to see what you share!


  1. This is huge. Super huge.

    Now to pick the proper instagram filter for my video...

  2. Totally in! Love this idea.

    Thank you!

  3. Awesome! Need to find a teddy bear to film with ;)

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