If you’re reading this and you’re in the Des Moines area, I hope you’re planning on hanging out at the You Can Do This Project booth at TCOYD this Saturday. Kim has done incredible things with the You Can Do This Project and the stories I heard and told at Friends For Life this summer are a testament to the value of support when it comes to diabetes health and overall happiness.
The fun thing about support is that it can occur online or offline. Sharing stories on the multitude of platforms at our fingertips is great, but sometimes you can’t beat an old fashioned hug.
Showing up at TCOYD will certainly improve the visibility of the project, which is nice, but the mission is the most important part of showing up at events like this. Reminding people that they aren’t alone in this thing is where it’s at. That simple statement – you are not alone – may seem like a no-brainer but when you are obsessing about carb content and blood glucose readings all the time, sometimes the simple things slip through the cracks.
This is why the You Can Do This Project, and the entire online community is essential. It’s assumed that we can handle this stuff on our own, and for the most part we can. But when help is needed, things like You Can Do This are here to answer the Bat Phone.