This morning I wanted to share two videos that ventured their way into my inbox recently, from folks in the diabetes community who I support whole-heartedly.
The first is from Seb, who is STILL running across Canada. What’s your plan for today? Mine is to get some writing done while sitting on my ass on a flight to California. Sebastien Sasseville will be running through the Rocky Mountains on Day Eighty Billion of his solo run across Canada. Give Seb some love through Outrun Diabetes today and let him know you’re thinking about him and his journey to inspire.
The second video is from a group of parents and PWDs supporting the Bionic Pancreas.
I feel like when people are diagnosed with diabetes-related complications, all of a sudden they feel like they have to hide somewhere and they aren’t allowed to talk about it, so they’re not able to get the support that they need to deal with this new diagnosis.
My macular edema diagnosis didn’t mark the end of my life as a healthy person; it just marks the beginning of a new journey with a new health condition.
You owe it to yourself to live the best life possible. Even with whatever you’ve got.
There’s an excellent, and inspiring, new You Can Do This video centered on parents helping their children with diabetes gain independence.
From the YCDT site: “Independence in any aspect of a teen’s life can be a double-edged sword for parents – while parents want their children to be capable, that same capability is the gateway to their separation and evolution into adulthood. Independence can be a scary concept as it means children are ready to try their wings. Flying on their own means that sometimes they will fall and make mistakes, but most importantly it means that they are growing up.”
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