In It Together is a celebration of healthy actions and educated decisions in pursuit of a fulfilling life. We are here to inspire, encourage and support you on your journey with type 2 diabetes.
We teamed up with the John Hancock Vitality program to celebrate your successes in daily life, raise awareness about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle, educate people about the challenges and complications of type 2 diabetes and bring a sense of urgency to the prevalence of this disease.
Hear real-life stories of overcoming challenges in our In It Together podcast series.
Championing a Friend
Pro football player and Team Tackle member Frostee Rucker shares his connection with type 2 diabetes and encourages us all to support people who work to overcome challenges of this disease every day.
Holding Each Other Accountable
When he could no longer ignore his type 2 diagnosis, Shawn Lacey's approach to life took a 180 degree turn as he wholeheartedly embraced a new, healthy lifestyle. He credits his successful turnaround to family, friends, and colleagues around him.
Honor and Caring
Guadalupe’s mother raised and cared for him as a child. Now, their roles are reversed, and he shares their relationship and his sense of honor as he helps her manage her type 2 diabetes.
A Couple's Journey Paved with Information and Sharing
Startled with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis in his 40’s, Derek found motivation in being healthy for his young sons, helping him to stay on course with his diabetes management. Partners for life, Derek and his wife, Anna, talk about the importance of learning about the disease, finding your motivation, and being supportive along the journey.
Looking at Life a Little Differently Now
Robin Dorsey tells the story of her journey: how the joy of having a baby was dampened when she found out that she had gestational diabetes and the disheartening transition after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Robin found her light and wants you to know that you can do it. "We're in this together."
From Denial to Awareness and Life-Changing Action
Our first In It Together podcast features Ina Mendoza-Wilson, a woman who’s committed to managing diabetes and helping others, offering a first-hand account of how diabetes self-management is the key to taking steps toward living a healthy lifestyle.