Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Birthday YCDT

Did you know that the You Can Do This project was launched a year ago today?

You Can Do This is a project dreamed up by Kim of Texting my Pancreas, in which people with diabetes create YouTube videos telling their diabetes story.  It’s a way to show that we are all in this together, a way to share your story in the hopes it encourages others to keep going, a way to hear stories that will inspire and energize you when the road you are on gets rocky.  It’s one of the best ways I know of to create ongoing support for anyone and everyone who needs it.

In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit I haven’t made my video yet.  (What, me, procrastinating?  What a surprise . . . .  not!!)  I’ve started a million times, but could never quite capture what I wanted to say.  But I think that’s part of the beauty of You Can Do This.  It is ONGOING, no end date, no deadline.  New stories can be shared all the time.  The more I think about it, the more I realize the timing wasn’t yet right for my video.  In December I will mark my 33rd diabetes anniversary, and at that point I will have lived 3/4s of my life with diabetes.  And I think that is when my video needs to be made.

For now, please join me in wishing You Can Do This a very happy first birthday!!  Kim, I am so proud of what you have created and I want to thank you for being such a bright light in our darkest times!!


  1. Much love to you, Karen. I can't wait for December. :)

  2. i can't wait to see your video, karen. you are such an inspiration, my friend. <3

  3. Wow, I didn't realize it was ongoing. I'm gonna have to do some serious contemplation.

  4. I reblogged your blog. Thanks for sharing. This was the first time I heard about the project. I am sort of new to the diabetic blog world. :)


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