Why you should apply for the 2018 CIM Adventure Team

The past few months have been full of grad school applications, job applications, and scholarship applications, but today I submitted the most awesome application of them all. Today I applied to be on the 2018 Connected In Motion Adventure Team. This team will be hiking 56 km over 9 days in Kootenay National Park. The…

20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years of Diabetes

A few days ago was my 20th diaversary! Last month I wrote a post about how I was planning on celebrating it, but as it goes, life does not stop for diabetes so that post is only half true. I still made almond flour pancakes for breakfast, they were chocolate-blueberry and with greek yogurt, YUM!…

What is OpenAPS: Part 4

Since building my OpenAPS a month and a half ago, I have received innumerable questions about what it is and how it works by people with and without T1D. For this reason, I have written an explanation for folks who are looking to learn more or share a concise explanation with their communities. The explanation…

WDD 2017: Dear friends I haven’t made yet

Happy Diabetes Awareness Day! Every year I reflect on another journey around the sun with my trusty T1D and share them on Facebook, but given that this blog exists, I have another platform! Here are links to my past reflections: 2016, 2015. Without further ado, here we go! Dear friends I haven’t made yet, There…

It is not my 20th diaverary, YET.

On the day of my diagnosis, I like to think that my second life began. I was only 18 months old, but my diagnosis with T1D has shaped the way that I take every step for the past 20 years. A diaversary is a celebration of T1D, and it often happens on an individual’s date…

Anything but a retreat from diabetes

Connected in Motion is an organization that runs community-based events for people living with T1D that focus on taking diabetes out of the clinic and as they say, breathe fresh air into diabetes education. Sounds like a dream right? I thought so too, so in July I travelled to the middle of Vancouver Island, BC…

OpenAPS In Progress Part 1

On September 30th, Diabetes Canada held the 2017 Type 1 Expo in Vancouver. I went representing Connected In Motion, and I learned so much. Notably, I learned about stem-cell research that is going on at UBC, bolusing for Fat-Protein Units, super bolusing, and OPEN APS. I had heard about all of these things before, but there…