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Update: Friends For Life Conference 2013 (Giveaways!)

UPDATED: Congratulations to our winners!

CVS/pharmacy diabetes care packages will go to Cassandra W., Lisa P., and Vickie S.

Tallygear accessories will go to Becca P., Evelyn F., Eliana H., Shelly S., Misty F., Jonathan D., Karen T., and Amber G.



News: Upcoming IRL Advocacy

True to the 2012 goal of “reaching more people, and reaching them offline“, You Can Do This Project will be present for at least two more diabetes events this year. They are:

  • The JDRF Walk to Cure in Omaha, NE, taking place at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 11th, 2012. Register at
  • The Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conference in Des Moines, IA on September 22nd, 2012. Register at; on-site registration begins at 7:30 am with the conference kicking off at 9:00 am.

In addition to spreading the word about YCDT, we’ll also be offering the option to record videos on the spot, as well as collecting “Words of Hope” from event attendees for other people with diabetes. Come join us!

Video: John

Contributor: John; CWD FFL Faculty

Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

Quote: “Thinking back, what I know now – if I knew that then, I would have had somebody tell me it’s okay to be depressed for a while.”

Year One.

The You Can Do This Project turns one year old today!

 It all started with this:

…and it keeps going strong.

 Have you been meaning to do a video, but just never got around to it? It’s never too late.

 Chances are there’s someone out there dealing with the very same thoughts, feelings and frustrations as you who needs to hear your story. Someone who thinks it’s just them; who thinks that no one understands; who feels so completely alone.

 They need to hear from you.

 Use whatever means you have necessary to record video (camera phones work too, ya know…), upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, and shoot me a link (youcandothisproject at gmail dot com) to it so that I can get it on the You Can Do This website and YouTube channels.

It doesn’t have to be perfect. Nothing is perfect. In fact, it’s more powerful when it isn’t.

 Share your story – be a light in someone’s darkness.