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February 20, 2017 By Denise Barnard
Every word in this song was written by someone with diabetes

And that’s what makes “Brave Faces” so powerful.

“I don’t think I can do this much longer.”

“I don’t think people will understand.”

“I’m trying every day but no one sees it.”

“I’m tired of putting on a brave face.”

“I don’t want to live a life that makes me feel scared.”

Scared, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed or alone…for some, this is the daily reality of living with diabetes. But it’s not the whole story. There’s hope, too…for an end to the stigma, discrimination, complications and the disease itself.

“I’m brave.”

“I’m OK.”

“I want to live.”

“I don’t feel scared.”

“I think I can do this.”

“I can do this.”

Yes, you can! And, after you listen to the song or watch the “Brave Faces” video, please visit enddiabetes.ca – the home of End Diabetes, the new movement launched by Diabetes Canada.

Yes, Diabetes Canada. On February 13, the Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada to shine the light on diabetes in new and bold ways. To make the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. And, to speak clearly on behalf of the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. There’s no time like the present. We all deserve a life free of fear.


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