Welcome to the first Friday of November! To kick off the month, we have another “life with diabetes” video short straight from Sugar Babies film creator Jenny MacKenzie.
The video this week is another look at “coming out” with your diabetes — a Brooklyn teenager’s challenges in telling others about his diabetes, navigating school life, and his mom’s worries about his future.
Episode 5: Before and After the School Bell Rings
It’s officially National Diabetes Awareness Month as of today, Nov. 1 — so get out your blue and start celebrating/advocating!! We’re excited to kick off the month by hosting Best of the ‘Betes Blogs awards for the previous month, October. We were wowed to receive nearly 40 nominations!
But before we get to the awards, we wanted to mention a couple of serious items important to all members of our Diabetes Online Community:
Keeping up with our new Friday series, we bring you the next “life with diabetes” video short from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie. This week’s clip looks at that “adventurous” time of life, the teen years (!), and how educating adolescents about diabetes management can be quite a challenge — especially when families may not have always set the best examples.
Episode 4: Teaching Teens About Diabetes
How do you set good examples for youth…
We’re back with another “life with diabetes” video short from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie. This week’s snippet looks at a family that’s working together to make better food choices — which is always more easily said than done.
Episode 3: Eating Well As a Family
Does your family get involved in helping you make healthy food choices?
TGIF, right? And welcome to the second in our new series of “life with diabetes” videos created for us here at the ‘Mine and for our sister community DiabeticConnect by filmmaker and D-mom Jenny MacKenzie.
This week’s episode is about a family learning to navigate life with type 2 diabetes — where eating isn’t as much fun as it used to be, for one thing.
Episode 2: Kids with Type 2 Diabetes