LIFE BY THE NUMBERS
an online diary about living w/ diabetes
300 million people worldwide are living with diabetes and I'm one of them. Since there is an overwhelming amount of confusion and fear surrounding this deadly, yet manageable disease, I set out to use social media to shine a light on diabetes raising both awareness and understanding.
For 30 days between February 23 - March 23, 2012, I posted my blood sugar readings throughout the day on Twitter along with a daily vlog about some aspect of living with diabetes on youtube. It all culminated on the eighth anniversary of my type 1 diabetes diagnosis on March 23, 2012 when I threw an anniversary celebration titled "Cake or Death? Cake, please." (an Eddie Izzard reference) where we ate cake, drank booze and raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.