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The You Can Do This Project

Kim Vlasnik at Texting My Pancreas had a great idea:  The You Can Do This Project. The idea is for you to tell your story, either by vblog or blog, about how you do it.  About how you navigate through life with diabetes.  Show each and every one of us that “You Can”.

I’ve written before about depression, burnout and isolation.  There were times in the last 40-odd years when I didn’t think I could do it, times when I didn’t want to, and times when I just didn’t care whether I did or not.  Yet here I am.  You can do this, it’s not easy.  It’s heartbreaking at times.  But you can do this.  You are not alone and that makes doing it so much easier

Check out Kim’s kick off post and video for the You Can Do This project which includes clips from a bunch of familiar members of the online community.

But we can’t wait to hear your story, for you to show us how you do it so we can learn from your experiences.  Remind us that we are not alone in this.

Can I?  Most days.

Can You?  I believe you can.

Can We?  Abso-frickin-lutely.

Below is my full video and it is actually my first vblog.  Kim dragged me kicking and screaming into the vblog age… so blame her.  I do.  /wink

©2011 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and

  • type 1 advocate gramma

    Great Job Scott! Now that you’ve got your first vlog out of the way…We’ll all expect to see your face more often! Until I was introduced to the DOC, I sure never thought “guilt” would be one of the consequences of D. Hope my grandson doesn’t ever feel guilty for having this crappy disease..

    • I hope he doesn’t either, it does seem to just creep up on us tho

  • Anna Kiff

    I’m still trying to get my mind around doing a vlog – I’m not a good talker – better at displaying my feelings thru’ words – but one day I will have to give it a go!!! Have the little do-dad (hand held video cam) – just need a stand. You’ve given me courage 🙂 (yuppers – I’m a scaredy cat ).