In the past couple of days I've seen 2 videos about young people with type 1 diabetes, the first on my local news station and the second at the new york times video health section. I was struck by a couple of things about this. The first of course, is that they were out there at all. Not one but two! Both videos were well done and both framed the rigors and challenges of living with type 1 diabetes pretty well. After all there's only so much you can get after in 3 minutes. They accurately captured the rigors of the pump and blood tests and taking shots and carb counting, as well as the challenges of being newly diagnosed as a young person. I was surprised how good it felt to see it all so openly discussed and pictured, highlighting what it takes to live with diabetes and in the process making it a little less secret or hidden away from everyday view. The fact that these stories had been made in the first place and made relatively well to boot was a really very good thing.