What We’re Reading: Young Voices Unite

This election season, visiting the voting booth isn’t the only way to make your voice be heard. Thanks to the online video campaign “Young Voices: Life With Diabetes,” teens and young adults with Type 1 diabetes will have a chance to share their personal stories with a national audience and describe how they think the next president can change the future of diabetes.


The purpose of the campaign, a joint effort by Novo Nordisk, Discovery Health, Discovery Education, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), is to provide a platform of support for young people who are simultaneously dealing with diabetes and the transitions that adolescence and young adulthood bring. For each submission, Novo Nordisk will contribute funds to JDRF, up to an amount of $25,000.

Videos should be approximately one minute in length and must be submitted to www.DiscoveryHealth.com by October 24, 2008. There is no fee for sending in an entry. Ten videos will be chosen and posted for a vote on the Web site around the first week of November; the top entries will be featured at the World Diabetes Day Young Voices: Life With Diabetes forum to be held in New York City on November 14, 2008.

This blog entry was written by Associate Editor Diane Fennell.

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  • momofsek

    My mom was just dianosed with borderline diabetes. Her blood surgar when she wakes up is around 130- 135. During the day she can control it with food, she was wanting to know if she shoud eat something else before she goes to bed, to lower it in the morning? Any info would be greatly apprecheated! Also during the night she has been waking up, and testing, and is up to 152.
    She is not on any meds at this time, as she is 65 years old, and is going to try to do it with food. She wants to know if she should eat around 10pm , and if so..what should she eat… Thank you very much for your time.