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#DiabetesYourType campaign

Last month I was approached by Sanofi to be part of their #DiabetesYourType campaign. It’s an international campaign that highlights the fact that each person with diabetes is different: each of us is unique and needs individual care. I love this idea! It’s one of the things I say a lot on Diabetic South Africans: what works for one person may not work for another. Although we’re all in this together, and all living with the same condition, there are so many different faces to it.

#DiabetesYourType in South Africa

Diabetes. Your Type. is about showing that people with diabetes in South Africa are all different. This is me, and this is you, and this is how we each live a healthy life with diabetes. The four of us recorded a video for the campaign (you can see the first two here – mine hasn’t been released yet). But what really excites me is the opportunity for our community to get involved.

Share your story of diabetes

Do you want to share your story? Send us a video, or write your story and send it in with a photo. Tell us about life with diabetes – your life with diabetes. How do you manage your condition? How were you diagnosed and what’s changed since then? The videos can be short – less than a minute long – and recorded at home or work. We want to show what life with diabetes in South Africa is really like – what #DiabetesYourType looks like. The videos will be live on the #DiabetesYourType page here:

You can upload your stories to the Diabetic South Africans Facebook page, email them to us, or just share on social media using the hashtag #DiabetesYourType.

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