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…

OpenAPS Part 5

Welcome to the 5th part of the OpenAPS series! I have been using my OpenAPS for 2 months now, so here are some things that I wish I had known before starting my journey with the system: Metal case Using a metal case is not the best idea for a few reasons: The rig overheats pretty easily…

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…

Diabetes Awareness Month, 2017

Also known as November to some, Diabetes awareness month has proven to be one of my most active, ever. I had a few goals going into the month, the most significant of which was to: Talk about diabetes every day to at least 1 person and not feel guilty about it I successfully completed this goal…

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…