© 2019 by Diana Wyenn

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. 

 

Watch the videos on Youtube