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

 

 

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the holidays soooo much. Unfortunately, this time of year can bring out the worst part of being a type 1 diabetic. All the sweet treats and holiday parties can really take a toll on blood sugar levels and leave diabetics feeling totally burnt out.

This is why it is key to find healthy, lower carb alternatives for all the sugary things floating around. I'm not suggesting you don't indulge yourself at all, I'm just saying if you even made 1 substitute for a high carb dessert it would probably be much easier to carb count and much less stressful!

Being the...

Good Morning friends :) Finally figuring out how to have stable morning/early afternoon blood sugars was a really long process for me. After finally coming to a place of peace with my morning blood sugars, I thought I'd write a little post about some tips and tricks I've used along the way.

Waking up is supposed to be a blissful, rejuvenating practice, unfortunately for most people with type 1, it can be stressful depending on what one’s blood sugar is sitting at and anticipating the direction in which it’s heading.  The dawn phenomenon is when blood sugar levels rise in the morning even wh...

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