Archive for the ‘Encouragement’ Category

Video: Crystal Bowersox

 

Contributor: Crystal Bowersox; singer-songwriter and runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol.  crystalbowersox.com

Connection: Adult living with type 1 diabetes

Quote: “I’m really enjoying my life, and my health. I just wanted to make this video to let everyone know that you can achieve your dreams.”

“Diabetes Won’t Stop Me” Campaign

We’re excited to announce that, alongside  Jerry the Bear, we’re launching a micro-video campaign called “Diabetes Won’t Stop Me”!

Our inspiration comes from this video:

We want to hear about YOUR story! Diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from living the life you want to live, and we’re hoping you can encourage others “just like you”.

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.
  • Here’s the important part – be sure to tag your video post with #DWontStopMe, so we can find it! You can use the submit form on our site, too, if that’s your jam. Every video (or photo, if you’re video-shy) we find will be featured here, as well as Jerry the Bear’s Facebook page.

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Help us spread the word – videos should be shared starting on November 14th!

Video: Amanda

Contributor: Amanda

Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes; diagnosed at age 14

Quote: “It’s great to see that there’s people here that I can relate to, and know that I’m not alone in this struggle that is diabetes. [Diabetes] doesn’t have to be who you are. “

Video: Kennedy

Contributor: Kennedy

Connection: Living with type 1 diabetes

Quote: “What diabetes has taught me is that you can’t let it rule your life. You’re not any different than anyone else; you’re just ‘limited edition’. Don’t be afraid.”

Video: Friends For Life “Words of Hope” – Kids With T1D

Just as we did in 2012, we asked people who visited our booth at the Friends For Life conference to share a little bit about their own journey with diabetes, and their advice for others. We had so many people participate this year that we’ve split the messages into three separate videos – here’s the third of three videos, featuring kids living with type 1 diabetes.

What advice would you share with children living with T1D? Leave your own “words of hope” in the comments below!

Video: Friends For Life “Words of Hope” – Parents of Kids With T1D

Just as we did in 2012, we asked people who visited our booth at the Friends For Life conference to share a little bit about their own journey with diabetes, and their advice for others. We had so many people participate this year that we’ve split the messages into three separate videos – here’s the second of three videos, featuring parents of kids living with type 1 diabetes.

What advice do you have for other parents? Leave your own “words of hope” in the comments below!

Video: Friends For Life “Words of Hope” – Adults With T1D

Just as we did in 2012, we asked people who visited our booth at the Friends For Life conference to share a little bit about their own journey with diabetes, and their advice for others. We had so many people participate this year that we’ve split the messages into three separate videos – here’s the first of the bunch, featuring adults living with type 1 diabetes!