Diabetics don't have the media coverage that the Livestrong Foundation has, is it because we don't have a multi million dollar athlete living with diabetes? No, in fact diabetics have a few of those. I believe the difference is that the Livestrong Foundation makes it personal. I follow the Livestrong Foundation on YouTube and have included a video that tells the story of a cancer survivor. The Livestrong page has hundreds of videos just like this. Diabetics have very little when it comes to personal videos and stories. How do we fix this problem? It is very simple, a diabetic organization could ask for diabetics to write their story and submit it to the organization. Then the diabetic organization picks a handful of people and puts together a short film.
I know my story the best so I will use that for an example. I explain my diagnosis when I was eight, explain my ten years of diabetes denial and then my fight back to life. I have yet to accomplish anything really news worthy but I'm almost positive that a diabetic somewhere in the world could relate and seeing my video or another diabetics video will give that extra fight that they need to overcome their fears.