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15 Best Diabetes Videos of 2012
Type I and Type II diabetes affect millions of Americans—let these videos show you how.
15 Best Diabetes Videos of 2012
Millions of Americans face diabetes and its related health effects every day, and millions of others live with its symptoms undiagnosed. Let these informative, fun videos show the world of diabetic life to you through humor, diagrams, simple explanation, and frank discussion.
If you or a loved one lives with the danger of diabetes, arming yourself with knowledge and advocacy skills is a great way to start taking charge of this condition. Take a peek at these clips, and enjoy the ride!
Paula Deen Diabetes Spoof
To get things started off on a light and upbeat note, this Paula Deen spoof weds hilarity and sarcastic commentary into one fabulously funny ad. Holding no punches, this skit covers everything from sugar-laden desserts to diabetes meds.
Remember that these baking tips are, of course, not recommended for diabetics. Get laughing and take the tongue-in-cheek skit as a reminder to not take yourself too seriously—after all, this fake Paula Deen doesn’t!
Nick Jonas and Larry King: Living with Diabetes
Teenage music superstar Nick Jonas talks frankly with Larry King about his Type I diabetes diagnosis. He recounts his dramatic weight loss and the treatment plan that works for him in an honest interview.
Thankfully for juvenile diabetics everywhere, Nick Jonas has decided to use his own success to help promote awareness and research for juvenile diabetes. His vocal advocacy and education efforts may be a great boon to the promotion of much-needed inroads toward a future free of Type I diabetes.
The Rapping Doctor Takes on Diabetes
The Rapping Doctor, Dr. John Clarke, brings diabetes education to a new—and much more entertaining—level. In this performance for WGN, he sings about the signs and symptoms of diabetes as well as tips for keeping it in check.
If you can’t keep the facts straight or if you know someone who may need to hear this song, go ahead and share it. The Rapping Doctor may just be your ticket to a better understanding of recognizing and managing diabetes!
Diabetes Squared: Raising Two Kids with Type 1 Diabetes
It’s hard enough keeping tabs on one diabetic child—but when two of your young children are growing up with diabetes, the burden doubles. Diabetes Squared shows the reality of life with two young children and everything that comes with this diagnosis: insulin shots, finger pricks, and a highly monitored daily routine.
Juvenile diabetes is one of the most demanding illnesses that young kids have to manage on their own. Find out how this mother is preparing her kids to lead healthy, fulfilling lives despite their diabetes.
Patti Labelle on Oprah: Diabetes Talk
Everyone loves Oprah, but everyone also loves Patti Labelle. Put them together, and you get one firecracker of a show. Find out what Oprah says to make Patti pull out the “Shut up, Oprah!” that made this skit famous.
Patti openly discusses her Type II diabetes with Oprah and physician guests. She bears all about her own habits, her progress toward better health, and even her fears about following in the path of poor health blazed by her own mother. You’ll love it all!
New Study: Weight-Loss Surgery may Cure Diabetes
This CBS news video on the 60 Minutes Overtime website offers an interesting look into the latest diabetes research. Apparently, a study on weight-loss surgery patients found a surprising side effect of the procedure: an almost immediate reversal in Type II diabetes symptoms.
Find out the science behind this amazing discovery, and what it could mean for you or a loved one. It’s a nice surprise when one health fix may lead to another!
Type 1 Diabetes Aware
This awareness video by Diabetes UK and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation UK makes the impact of diabetes hit home for viewers; Type I affects real families in a real way, and this public service announcement shows how.
Touching and filled with compassion-evoking images and commentary, this video makes a major statement. Pass it along to others in need of an eye-opening message about Type I diabetes—today.
Type 1 Diabetes: An 11-Year Old’s Story
Johnson & Johnson Health Channel shines in this excellent story on young dancer Alyssa Rothman. It covers her diagnosis story, her adjustment to self-management, and the steps she has taken to make sure her juvenile diabetes doesn’t prevent her from pursuing her passions.
Find out what you can expect as a parent of an adolescent with a new diagnosis, and keep the main message in mind: diabetes doesn’t have to hold anyone back from his or her dreams.
Katie Jane’s Diabetic Song
Creative, catchy, and set to the tune of a Disney song, this young diabetic diva has made her condition into a video just about worthy of MTV. Check out the lyrics below the video or just watch and see how many products you recognize on her table o’ goodies.
For teens managing juvenile diabetes, a song like this can really lighten the mood. After all, there are more than a few of them out there, and Disney parodies never hurt! Katie Jane has hit one out of the park.
The Answered Patient: Diabetes Overview
AnswersTV.com has done it again. The Answered Patient segment on diabetes delivers on its promise: it answers all the most important questions about diabetes. From learning to identify the symptoms to finding a diet, lifestyle, or medical treatment that works for you, this news-like story covers all of the ins and outs of life with diabetes.
Find out what you can expect if the disease progresses, and even what you can do to prevent it if you’ve been given a warning. Find all of your answers in this aptly named video.
JDRF What is Diabetes Video…for Kids!
If you have a youngster with a new diagnosis—or who is just starting to manage his or her own care—this video may be just the ticket to a clearer understanding. Health needs and the importance of proper care are not always obvious to children, especially when their friends have no such concerns.
This animated clip offers a kid-friendly, fun introduction to the biology behind Type I diabetes. Help your child understand the importance of blood glucose monitoring and careful attention to their results in this lighthearted JDRF video.
If you’ve noticed a musical theme to these diabetes videos, then you won’t be disappointed with this one. Anyone who loves the classic “Sugar, Sugar” will get a kick out of this recreation about glucose.
Learn how the body uses glucose and what else it needs to function properly. Hearing such a musical take on the body’s sugar-related processes makes even biology sound cool. Take a listen to the clever Glucose Song.
Children with Diabetes
This educational and compassionate look at kids with diabetes teaches viewers a number of important things, not least of which is that diabetes can affect anyone. Furthermore, it brings the message about the difficulty of managing juvenile diabetes to a wide audience.
Find out how families manage this disease on a day-to-day basis, and how a diagnosis may affect your own child. The NHS does viewers a favor by keeping everyone informed with the simple facts and a sincere look at this condition’s impact.
Global Diabetes Numbers at an All-Time High
In this fascinating clip on the international impact of diabetes and obesity, Al Jazeera’s Nazanin Sadri offers an illuminating examination of the region’s future.
When viewed as a public health issue, diabetes takes on a whole new meaning—it goes beyond personal management and touches on large-scale issues of society’s lifestyle and culture. Find out the news on the Middle East’s burgeoning health concerns in this brief story.
Living with Type II Diabetes
The Johnson & Johnson Health Channel brings a fresh and simple take on diabetes management to the YouTube screen. Diabetes educators, diet and lifestyle changes, and regular monitoring are among the key components of their recommendations.
Besides offering basic suggestions, this video offers encouragement and the understanding that with time and practice, diabetes will become a manageable condition. Check it out to see if you or a loved one needs the straightforward reminders offered in this clip.
15 Best Diabetes Videos of 2012 Closing
Diabetes has become a much more visible and important public health condition in recent years. These videos help raise awareness even further—particularly about juvenile diabetes.
Thankfully, these clips can help bring diabetes into the public eye for good. Cheer them on to a diabetes-free finish by spreading the word. Together, we can help find the cure to Type I diabetes and prevent Type II.