Your Child With Diabetes CAN Do This!

by Leighann on June 16, 2011




Kim, author of Texting My Pancreas, has started a new video project called “You Can Do This” aimed at letting others with diabetes know that they are not alone and that they have support.

Kim says, “You Can Do This is a growing community of videos, created by people with diabetes, with the aim [to] provide validation, hope and encouragement through honest talk for those who struggle with the disease.”

I talked with my daughter about this project and she agreed that she would like to show other children, who might be newly diagnosed with diabetes, that there is nothing that they can’t do because of diabetes.

She has traveled halfway across the country. She’s gone camping, to the amusement park, and to the waterpark. She’s taken dance, ice skating, soccer, tennis, and gymnastics. She goes to public school. She’s raised thousands of dollars for diabetes programs and talked in front of hundreds of people. She has learned to check her own blood sugar and count carbs.

Even though she has diabetes, she can do everything a child without diabetes can do. And so can your d-kid!

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See more You Can Do This videos.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Reyna June 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm

WOW, that was fantastic Leighann. Let the kids know that they did a wonderful job.


2 colleen June 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm

That is truly a wonderful video!!


3 Heidi Timm June 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

That was awesome!! My favorite yet! Great job guys!


4 Captain Glucose & Meter Boy June 16, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Bravo. This was incredibly well done. Great content and excellent production value!


5 Leighann June 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I’m all about iMovie 🙂


6 Michelle Carlson June 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Tell Q and her “assistant” Awesome job…Loved it!!!


7 Jessica P June 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Love this video…I’m going to show my 5 year old girl with D in the morning! Great job to Q & her brother! 🙂


8 Scott Strange June 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm

You know, I used to really not like to look at CWD blogs. They just broke my heart; too many memories.

They still break my heart but they also remind me how strong children and their parents are in dealing with this. Things are different now because we can share little things like this with the whole world.

Thanks for reminding us what is important!


9 Sara June 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm



10 Kim June 16, 2011 at 10:50 pm

This got me crying! Please give your kids big, huge, ginormous hugs from me – they did SUCH a great job! (And so did you!!) 🙂 Thank you so much for participating in You Can Do This.


11 Michelle June 16, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Wonderful video! Loved it. It’s so awesome to see our kids healthy and having fun.


12 tmana June 17, 2011 at 12:02 am

Excellent! Kid-friendly, great production values, catchy music, and good message. Two thumbs up!


13 Kelly Rawlings June 17, 2011 at 8:59 am

Great inspiration–thank you, Q and family. It is a real relief to learn that even after 38 years of living with type 1 diabetes that I can be a monkey, too!


14 Jaimie June 17, 2011 at 11:00 am

What a great way to start my day! Awesome! ((D-hugs!))


15 Melanie June 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

Fantastic video!! The kids did a great job! Excellent job of educating others – keep it up!


16 Denise June 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

great job!!


17 Linda June 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm

lOVED IT!! The kids did a fantastic job!!


18 Linda June 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

D-Mom, you rock!! Awesome video!!!!!


19 Debra July 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

That was such a great video, woke up early tested my bs and decided to watch a few of these videos, I’m so glad that was the first one I watched, your daughter is awsome, her little helper was pretty great too. Great way to start my morning!!


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