Hello to all my fellow diabetic and nondiabetic inhabitants of this earth. My name is Abby, I’m a 25-year-old Vancouver native currently living in Toronto, Canada. I’m a musician, health enthusiast and lover of all things chocolate.

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This website is a personal projection for my constant thirst for learning new and better ways to live as a type 1 diabetic. Being chronically ill has the potential to be chronically shitty, but it doesn’t have to be. Over the past 7 years of having diabetes, I’ve learned a lot about how to harmoniously coexist (for the most part) with the beast it can sometimes prove to be. I know that my blood sugar will never be perfect all the time, but knowing that I have the ability to keep it within my comfortable range, and still live a fulfilling, non-restrictive life, is empowering to me. The reason I care so much about maintaining the best blood sugar I can is because my ultimate goal is to be super old and wrinkly and not have any complications. Check out “my journey” to read more about the different diets and experiments I’ve tried that have lead me to where I am today.

 

 

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle is

another riddle.”

 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

About 2 months ago I decided to make a huge change in regards to my living environment. I decided for the first time in my adulthood that I wanted to live alone. As a self-identifying introvert, empath and generally sensitive human, I was confident that living alone was the right decision for me. It would

grant me the headspace I had always struggled to find while living with roommates. As with most big transitions in life, you can never be fully prepared for how they will go - there are just too many variables to account for. Even if we plan each and every detail, life will surely throw so...

Living with type 1 diabetes is hard. There will be days where a lot of your efforts to successfully manage it can seem like a waste. At times, it will force you to slow down when you want to keep going fast and can unexpectedly invade a positive headspace with negative thoughts. Changing your overall lifestyle in small ways can be scary at first, but ultimately extremely impactful on how diabetes fits into your everyday life. It’s important to focus as much on your mental health when it comes to living with type 1 diabetes as on your physical health - associating blood sugar numbers with p...

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