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…

OpenAPS In Progress Part 3

What will you make? – the tagline on every piece of the Edison Just a pancreas, no big deal. I really did not think I would be writing a part 3 to this series so soon, but big things have happened! To recap: I decided to start an OpenAPS project, it took forever for the…

OpenAPS In Progress Part 2

The internet sucks. I have work up to my eyeballs. BUT this feels like self-care though, which is unexpected. How long will I be able to let my Open APS function on offline mode? Over the past week, I have received the last of my supplies for the OpenAPS project, which is really freaking exciting….

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…

Why T1D is going to kill me.

I am a neuroscience student, and with that, I read A LOT of research papers. Most are neuroscience papers, but every once in a while I’ll come across a paper of interest that comes from Diabetes. I end up in a classic Pandora’s box situation where I just HAVE TO read it. While I objectively think that…

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…

Dear new T1D parent,

Recently I was contacted by a family friend who was looking to support someone whose child had just been diagnosed with T1D. This was the letter I chose to write the new T1D parent.

I love food but sometimes I hate eating…

The true danger of T1D in my life so far has not been to my eyes, feet or kidneys. The true danger has been to my relationship with food and I’m not alone. T1D necessarily affects a person’s relationship with food.

World Diabetes Day 2016

My lovely friends, Today is World Diabetes Day. Yes, it is a day to raise awareness for that thing that your grandma has, but its also the day that I have an excuse to raise a little more awareness about type one diabetes (T1D). I’ll be milling about in blue to celebrate, and I encourage…