Happy Friday! Once again, it's time for a "life with diabetes" video short from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, who created the documentary film Sugar Babies. In this week's clip, we get a glimpse into a 16-year old type 1's world. His parents and doctor are trying to encourage this young man to take care of himself so that he can be a "regular guy."

He knows what to do... the challenge is doing it, while being a teenager.

Episode 7: Doing What's Needed


What do you think, any D-teens out there? Or parents? Have you found that for teenage PWDs, freedom is their secret drug?

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