JDRF Blog

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1. The Research Continues

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. 


2. The T1D Blinking Light

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.


3. Mini-size Portions

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!


4. My Kangaroos

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.


5. What's your super food?

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! 


6. Hypos in Public

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. 


7. The Banana-Stub Stopper

 When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, there was something in particular that really surprised and bothered me—bananas...or lack thereof.  Suddenly I was no longer supposed to eat a whole banana, instead I was only to consume about one third.


8. What if you could rename T1D?

Kim Cooper examines renaming type 1 diabetes.


9. Inspiring People with T1D

There are so many people with diabetes who inspire me. Recently, I've been following Sebastien Sasseville's journey across Canada.


10. Five Fascinating Facts about Dr. Banting

One of my Canadian heroes is Dr. Frederick Banting. Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best were involved in one of the most significant medical achievements in Canadian history. Dr. Banting and Dr. Best discovered insulin in 1921 at the University of Toronto. I dug through the archives to ...


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