Type 2

  • Video: Yogi

    Contributor: Yogi; diabeticradio.com and 1happydiabetic.com

    Connection: Adult with type 2 diabetes

    Quote: “There’s not a moment where I’m not thinking about where my blood sugars are at. Despite the fact that it isn’t easy, it is doable.”

    [Editor’s note: please remember that You Can Do This Project videos cannot be taken as medical advice.]

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  • Video: “Captain Glucose and Meterboy”

    Contributors: “Captain Glucose” (type 2) and “Meterboy” (type 1)

    Connection: Superheroes living with diabetes

    Standout Quote: “Controlling your diabetes is not always easy, and some days you have to fight a little harder. But it’s something that doesn’t have to tie you down.”

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  • Blog: Aynzan

    Contributor: Aynzan; http://aynzan.blogspot.com

    Connection: Newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

    Blog post: http://aynzan.blogspot.com/2012/03/where-theres-will-theres-way.html

    It took me some time  to come to terms regarding my newly detected health issue. After analysing and comprehending the magnitude of the whole problem, I have stepped up with a totally new confidence in me. Like a mantra, I constantly keep repeating that I don’t want the ‘diabetes’ to take control of my life. And that’s when I decided to take the initiative to make amends: for me and for the sake of my dear family.

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  • Video: Rachel

    Contributor: Rachel; www.talesofrachel.com

    Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I was diagnosed six years ago, and while I have had stretches of excellent management – enough to think, “Hey, I have really beaten this diabetes thing to a pulp” – there have also been those stretches of questionable management where I feel beaten to a pulp by diabetes. Burnout is bound to happen when you live with a chronic condition long enough. A great life filled with awesomeness can still happen with the presence of type 2 diabetes, even if there are episodes of burnout.”

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  • Video: Doc P

    Contributor: Doc P; www.blackdiabeticinfo.com

    Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “Two months after being diagnosed with diabetes, I didn’t have a home anymore. Tornadoes swept through my area […] and wiped out my apartment. So there I am, two months into being a diabetic – still processing that, which meant I’m crying like every day – and I lose my home. […] I say, if I can do it, you can do this too.”

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  • Video: “Simonpalooza” Diabetes Meet-Up (Kansas City)

    Contributors: A group of approximately 30 people with diabetes (and their loved ones) who met up in Kansas City, MO

    Connection: Persons with type 1, type 1.5 and type 2 diabetes (and those who love them) – that’s 293 combined years of living with diabetes!

    Standout Quotes: “I can do this, and you can, too.”

    “Simple message: You can do this.”

    “I am Simonpalooza, and you can do this.”

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  • Video: Brenda

    Contributor: Brenda; http://twitter.com/tmana

    Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at times. It’s normal to feel guilty because you let living life come before worrying about diabetes. It’s normal to feel guilty because you let your diabetes come before living life. And it’s normal to need help.”

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  • Video: Mike

    Contributor: Mike; www.mydiabeticheart.com

    Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes (and congestive heart failure)

    Standout Quote: “I look at so many people in this community who have lived with diabetes for 20, 30, 40, 50 years, and I see and understand that I really can live with this disease. It really is possible to live a long time with this disease. […] You encourage me to keep doing what I need to do, and that means a lot. It gives me hope.”

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  • Video: Sue


    Contributor: Sue; http://rfamhere.blogspot.com/

    Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “”There are a lot of days where… I just want to curl up into a ball and hide. There are more days like that than I’d like to admit. But on days like that […] I look up the DOC – a lot of wonderful people there, and great support.”

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  • Video: Bob

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U73wbOiCHg0& (video is listed as private)

    Contributor: Bob; @rpederse

    Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “For me, success does not lie in a number on the scale, or even a number on my blood glucose meter – but on doing the best I can to live a healthy life from day to day. Don’t let discouragement rob you of your piece of mind and your physical health. Forget about the things you can’t do this, and focus instead on the things you can do.”

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