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I Did It My Way: Behind the Scenes of Aseel Soueid’s “Diabetic Aesthetics” YouTube Channel Fitness YouTuber and Type 1 Diabetic, Aseel Soueid, shares how having diabetes has helped him help people through YouTube

I Did It My Way: Behind the Scenes of Aseel Soueid's "Diabetic Aesthetics" YouTube Channel
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If budget and accessibility were no barrier, what would be the one video or piece of content you would like to make but haven’t yet?

Soueid: For me, it would be training in my own space and doing a video with somebody outside of the fitness world. Someone like Nick Jonas – he’s a Type 1 Diabetic who is into fitness. He does a ton of stuff in the Type 1 Diabetic community as well. That would be awesome, though, if I could somehow connect with him and make that video. Maybe train him and show him my own ways. That’s exactly what I would do.

coiski: What has been the best moment you’ve experienced so far while making videos?

Soueid: I think the best moment is reading comments. People saying, ‘You helped me get into shape or lose a lot of weight’ is rewarding. The amount of emails and comments I get from people, telling me how bad they were with their Diabetes – I’m talking being in a coma for 2-3 months from high blood sugars – and them telling me that finding my videos helped them get back under control and doing better is great. Those are wow moments for me. I get a lot of messages from peoples’ parents about their kids and how my videos have helped changed their lives. That’s really cool to me, even beyond weight loss and fitness.

coiski: Have you been able to have doors open in the fitness industry that may have not been there if you didn’t have this strong following on YouTube?

Soueid: Since my channel is really growing now, I’m started getting noticed more. Like when I went to the Arnold Classic Fitness show, there were other fitness YouTubers there that immediately knew who I was. Chris Jones already knew me, and I went with him that night and hung out. He told me he subscribed to my channel, and it totally floored me. I’m actually planning a Europe trip this summer to collaborate with a pretty big YouTuber out there. I hired a full-time videographer to come with me to help document everything. So yes, many doors have opened up.

coiski: If you could give anyone reading this a piece of advice about getting started as a creative on YouTube, what would you tell them?

Soueid: Literally, just one viewer – that is all it takes. Just keep going and creating content. Stay persistent and consistent.

 

I Did It My Way: Behind the Scenes of Aseel Soueid's "Diabetic Aesthetics" YouTube Channel

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