Saturday, November 14, 2009

World Diabetes Day 2009













People are gathering, talking, celebrating...

Blue is everywhere.

Once again, I'd like to add my son's voice to the chorus as he shares some of his thoughts about managing Type 1 diabetes and how he educates/involves his friends.

(We had a lot of fun doing this... our own mini WDD celebration.)





*Note: The blog stays blue until the end of the month in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, returning to the usual orange-red hue on December 1st. :-)


18 comments:

Colleen said...

Great video. Joseph's personality definitely shines!

Lee Ann Thill said...

That was great! It makes me smile to see that he has such a healthy attitude and approach to life with D :)

Sandra Miller said...

Thanks, Ladies. I'm really proud of him. :-)

Bernard said...

Thanks Sandra, I love the video. Joseph's doing a great job living his life with diabetes. I hope I can meet him in real life. Happy WDD09

Sandra Miller said...

Me too, Bernard. I think you'd really like each other.

Hallie said...

What a great video! Joseph seems like such a mature young man! It's hard to imagine my 3 year old (type 1) daughter at his age! I hope she is as mature and open and positive as he is! Hope you had a great WDD!

Val said...

Awesome video - my nine year old walked in while I was watching it, watched silently through the whole thing, then made me replay it. "How old is that kid? Fourteen? Wow!" His favorite part - "I scared a few of them"...

Great job! I've missed you guys!

PS - word ver: copsome - I gotta go copsome chocolate now...

Minnesota Nice said...

Oh my goodness gracious Sandra.
He is so mature and articulate.
And cool.
And cute.
I was going to say "cute as a button", but considering his age I thnkg "maximum heartthrob potential" would be more appropriate.
I know that Joseph came into this world being a great kid, but I also know that you and the Mr. have workd hard to help him fully integrate the db into an active and productive life. Fabulous.

Molly said...

Wow! Awesome video. Joe is a great kid and will be an influential adult. I, too, am so impressed with his maturity and the way that he approaches diabetes. We have a lot to learn from him.

Anonymous said...

I found this video while looking at blogs about World Diabetes Day.
What an inspiring kid! I wish I'd had that attitude when I was a teenager. It would have saved me a lot of guilt.

Thank you for sharing this.

Jen said...

Hi Sandra,
My son Addison is almost 3 and was diagnosed at 15 months. I loved watching this video of your son and was so impressed with him and how he handles his diabetes. It gave me so much hope for Addison's well being as he grows up. Thank you both for making/sharing this!

Traci said...

Great video! Thanks so much for sharing Joseph and Sandra! Good job!

gina said...

Joseph,

You summed it up and I am so happy that you have a great attitude. You learned from the best! Your mom...

So proud of you! Thanks so much for sharing a little piece of yourself to us!

Gina

Laura said...

Oh Sandra, I loved the whole thing, the opening, those funny bloopers at the end, but mostly your son's candor. What an inspirational young man!

k2 said...

Sanda:
Joseph is OUTSTANDING in every sense of the world!

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Scott K. Johnson said...

Sandra & Joseph! This was FABULOUS!!!! I love it!

It was weird to me how much just the sounds at the very start of the video touched me. I actually cringed at the "poke", and knew exactly what it was. Why does it sound so much worse than it is?

And the bloopers at the end made my day. So funny!!

You guys rock.

tsdelity said...

Really really great video! Love the gag/bloopers at the end. New to this diabetes thing and enjoy learning more and more by great bloggers like you.