A special premiere today of some exclusive video clips!

Who remembers our introduction of filmmaker and D-Mom Jenny MacKenzie, who's working on a very ambitious documentary about life with diabetes? Jenny's the creator of the award-winning HBO documentary Kick Like A Girl, so she really knows her stuff.

In the last few months, she's been hard at work on her national educational diabetes film SUGAR BABIES, which highlights four families' personal stories coping with different types of diabetes. Lucky for us, Jenny also struck a deal with DiabetesMine and our parent company Alliance Health Networks to create a special series of video snippets about life with D for publication here and on the wildly popular DiabeticConnect community site.

We're the first to preview her new stuff:

Episode 1: Life with a Type 1 Toddler

Episode 2: A Joslin Nurse Helps Youths with Type 2

Episode 3: Coping with Costs & Sports Activities

Episode 4: Staying Motivated & the Blame Game (+ Success!)

I think they're wonderful, because they're so real.

What do you all think? Do these episodes speak volumes to you too?

Quick update on production of the SUGAR BABIES film:

Jenny writes to me: "We have raised more than half of our budget ($150K, and hoping to raise about another $100K), and we are just finishing production and doing our last pick-up interviews and B-roll filming in Boston, New York, and in Salt Lake City. Jim Hirsch (NY Times best-selling author who also has type 1) begins his story editing and writing in May and our animation team is beginning to work on graphs as well as other animation for the film. We will finish the film in the late fall and submit it to the Sundance Film Festival, other top festivals, and broadcast venues with the hope for a film festival premier in 2013 and broadcast premier soon after that!"

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