It's been a hot minute since I last made a blog post, so I'd thought I'd take the time to tell you a little story on me and my medical ID journey :) 

I remember when I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was SUPER self-conscious. I was 16 years old and was extremely concerned with what other people thought of me. I was diagnosed over the winter break (specifically new years eve), so I didn’t have to miss any school while I was in children’s hospital learning about how to manage my new lifestyle. Before that break, I was just like everyone else in school, and coming back to scho...

I remember when I first got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, reading and understanding food labels was all of a sudden extremely important to my management. It was super intimidating at first but after a while, it became second nature. 

For the first 3 or 4 years of my diagnosis, all I cared about when reading food labels was carbohydrates, fibre and sugar.  The amount of carbs in a food product almost always determined whether I would buy it or not. Slowly as my health journey unfolded, I began to check out calories, protein, and fat. Eventually I became extremely conscious of every macro a...

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