DIAmazing people can’t stop the feeling, so they just dance, dance, dance.. 🙂 They dance for diabetes.
People with diabetes, diabetics, sugar buddies, sweet people. No matter how you will call us, we are 24 people from Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Germany, Italy, Iceland, who got a chance to unite together at the IDF Youth Leadership Camp in Srby, Czech Republic.
Those 7 days were a lifetime experience for all of us. It is the moment when I was the happiest girl in the world. Moreover, each of us understands and knows that besides the painful and sad moments we have, life with diabetes can be PERFECT and NORMAL. We just have to learn how to control our blood glucose levels and catch and enjoy every opportunity the life gives us.
In my opinion, the 8th edition of the IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp was a great success. It is no doubt that the highlight of the week was the flash mob. We had to think of a flash mob to do while in Prague. With this flash mob, we wanted to create awareness about diabetes, to show to the other people that we can live and have a normal life, inspire new activities, bring diabetes to the attention of the general public and support all those people how are fighting against diabetes.
Diabetes dance – The flash mob
We decided to dance on the song “I can’t stop the feeling” by Justin Timberlake. In order to do that, we were responsible for choosing the song and to think of the choreography. We were dancing in the middle of the main “Old Town Square” in Prague. Likewise, for all of us, it was an exciting experience Since the moment we started to dance, we were surrounded by the people who were crossing by, they were taking pictures of us, and some of them were dancing with us. At the end of the flash mob, by hugging each other, we made the blue circle, which is the universal symbol for diabetes. The result was AWESOME.
Moreover, we shared our live performance on Facebook and other social media platforms and attracted a lot of users. That means that we did a great job.
With our flash mob, we showed everyone that diabetes doesn’t limit our ability to do anything. Moreover, with regular diabetes management, we can live a normal life and achieve our dreams and goals. And of course, we proved that everyone can dance.