Tudiabetes is currently preparing for World Diabetes Day which takes place on Saturday, Nov 14th, 2009. In preparation for this they are inviting everyone to participate in their current project about our five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell.
The winning entry about sight was posted today by Andrew Jones called "The World (from the Eyes of a Diabetic". I just watched Andrew's video - and I was blown away by how well he expressed what we diabetics go thru' with our sense of sight. I can't express in words how much it touched me - watching it. If I had the skills to make a video - mine would have been similar. Other entries are shown, that were runner ups in the competion for sight - along with a link in order to look at ones that didn't make the cut, but are also worthy of seeing. I personally would have made a terrible judge, as I would have put them all in the top position (no wonder I don't work for Canadian Idol LOL). To view the videos go to
Tudiabetes - then just scroll down the Home Page and look for "videos".
Now, if you feel inspired to record and enter your own video(s) into this contest, just read the following questions, and be amazed at what your mind may conjure up, to perhaps produce your own video expressing your feelings on how diabetes has affected you!
- Has having diabetes affected any of your five senses?
- Has having diabetes impacted the way you see yourself? Others? The world?
- Has diabetes affected the way others see you?
- Can you recall a diabetes-related memory involving one of the five senses?
- What do you miss? What do you wish for? Do any of these feelings involve one of the five senses?
- Does having diabetes inspire you to live your life differently? Can you describe this through one of the five senses?
Next week I'll be posting the winning entry for the sense of hearing. Perhaps yours will be the winning entry or one of the many great runner ups and you'll be able to beat your chest all about it here at Diabetes1? Hoo! Haa!
BTW, I am a member of Tudiabetes (just joined this Spring), and am a volunteer for the Welcoming
Committee, I (FatCatAnna) encourage you to take a peek, you will not be
disappointed by our community spirit that we have there (I like to call
it the sand box)!