The prompt today asks us to “Imagine your health focus or blog is getting its own theme song. What would the lyrics be? What type of music would it be played to?”
The song I chose doesn’t represent my website, but does raise awareness for diabetes around the word, and primarily in African nations (note, the songwriter/singer is from South Africa). Diabetes is affecting all nations around the world, and having a devastating effect, especially because in some countries the health care available to PWD is far less than what many of us in America are used to for our own diabetes.
A bit about the song: Howza (Tshepo Mosese), South African Kwaito star, presenter and actor, has launched a music video for his latest song “I choose to live” on November 10 in an effort to increase awareness of the impact of diabetes in the world. Inspired by Howza’s own story of living with diabetes the song describes the distressing impact diabetes is having on the world and the importance of prevention. Written and performed with fellow South African artist Omen, the song features the voices of the celebrated Soweto Gospel Choir, who lost a member to diabetes seven years ago.
Note that the singer has Type 1 diabetes, but does have a family history of Type 2 diabetes (his father has Type 2).