Epatient interview: The diabetes community in Europe

Anne Seubert speaks about using social media in Europe to get more information about her type 1 diabetes.

Anne Seubert September 15, 2011

Kickoff – Attacking the Lethargy

Jens L. listens to music that is much too loud, drinks too much and too quickly. He can’t find a job and thinks his parents were stupid. His slogan in life is “no risk no fun” and he dreams of having a girlfriend. At first glance a completely normal young man. Cut. Jens L. is in a wheelchair. Everything is abruptly different. A border has lifted, and fear rises up. The fatal diagnosis is “muscular dystrophy”, and suddenly it doesn’t let Jens L. belong to the life we believe we know so well. Especially when a documentary begins so “completely normal”, the subsequent shift appears even harder. The word “future” receives as completely different meaning.