Before I became involved in JDRF, I didn't realize the extent of the research that goes on as a result of this organization. Their research has the potential to affect lives across Canada and even around the world.
This year, Joelle’s Gang is marking its 10-year anniversary for the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes in Montreal. For the past decade, this team of extremely passionate people, led by Samantha and Justin Vineberg, their family and friends, continues to be one of the biggest fundraising ...
Before I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 9, I became gaunt. Now that I see pictures taken before diagnosis, all I can see are my hollow cheeks and bony body. It’s interesting at the time that nobody recognized that my gaunt appearance meant that something was wrong.
When I was young, I loved to play with mini-plastic food toys. It was so cool seeing my favourite foods in miniature size looking so delicious—even in plastic form!
After I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), I used to wonder if Santa might get type 2 diabetes. Since he was a little overweight and rode around in a sled all of the time without getting much exercise, I figured it might very well happen.
My fingertips have endured multiple punctures per day due to blood sugar monitoring. They have become callused, and some of them scarred.
Back in the 80s, my Kangaroo shoes were the equivalent to superhero shoes. It wasn’t just because they were purple and had an awesome kangaroo on the side. It was also because of the secret compartment.
Recently I visited a nutritionist. Truth be told, I haven’t seen one in years. Partially because I didn’t want to take the time, partially because I was scared of what she might have to say. Change can be scary!
There are a few instances of hypoglycemia I’ve had that I’d like to forget. Hypos at home are tiring and draining enough as it is. Hypos in public are an entirely different beast.
In this three part series, we ask Laura all about her experience with pregnancy. From family planning to managing her T1D, Laura shares her experience with us.