Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on some video production for a diabetes initiative that I think is pretty stellar called “#SmashDiabetes“. Sure I am a little biased because this is my video…written, directed, shot, edited…

So what about you? Give it a whirl if you’ve got something to say about diabetes. If you’re tired of being told how to feel. If you’re tired of the misconceptions about what you can and can’t eat. If you don’t get a chance to talk about the condition you live with every day. If you don’t feel represented by what a Google search of “diabetes” turns up.

We all have reasons. Even if you’ve had diabetes for years and just gotten comfortable not talking about it because you’ve taken it in stride. I know all about that. Sometimes that’s the hardest place from which to reach out because we have grown comfortable and it seems like there is nothing to say. As I have learned through starting LivingVertical after 13 years of living with diabetes and almost never talking about it–the things we have made “normal” in our life managing this condition should not be taken for granted.

Who can see? Who will care? Maybe no one. Maybe just one person. Maybe a whole bunch of people. I am almost always caught off guard when someone tells me that they appreciate LivingVertical–because almost everything I am doing is talking about what is normal to me and just a part of my operating system that I’d rather leave running quietly in the background. If you’ve followed this blog and listened to my podcasts you’ll know that this process is taxing if you make it a full time gig. It’s also rewarding.

Now you can get the reward of advocacy without having to quit your job and live out of a car. Smash diabetes because you can!

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