Explaining what Diabetes feels like to Non-D Folk

Hey everyone!

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Everyone always asks me "Diabetes? What's that? What is it like having diabetes?" Sometimes I pretend I'm a Certified Diabetes Educator and pull out my trusty white board and flashcards but that doesn't seem to get many good responses. It's like I am speaking Swahili, which I can't.

So, I thought up different ways to explain what the big D feels like to our non-D friends, family and strangers on the street. It starts as a bit of a rant and ends with me singing. Not quite sure how that happened but enjoy!



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Comment by Heather Gabel on November 30, 2011 at 2:43pm

Thank you for sharing. In the short time watching that video, I laughed, teared up, and had many "that's so true" moments. You are an inspiration!

Comment by Catherine Jane Vancak on November 30, 2011 at 8:05pm

I am so happy you liked my video! It's always fun getting a little goofy sometimes!
Thank you, that really touches my heart. Like one of my favorite Canadian TV personality Red Green once said "Remember, I'm pulling for ya, we're all in this together"

Comment by Gerri on December 1, 2011 at 12:15am

Wonderful blog & great video!

On the left side of the Tu home page, videos are featured. Hope you'll add yours.

Comment by Michael Mahanger on December 1, 2011 at 6:39am

I saw a few of your videos. Nice job!

Comment by Creed on December 1, 2011 at 8:26am

The vid is awesome. Thanks, going to share that with some who ask about the D.

Comment by Catherine Jane Vancak on December 1, 2011 at 11:41am

Thanks everyone for your support! I'll figure out how to add my videos to the homepage too.


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