Hello to all my fellow diabetic and nondiabetic inhabitants of this earth. My name is Abby, I’m a 24-year-old Vancouver native currently living in Toronto, Canada. I’m a musician, health enthusiast and lover of all things chocolate.


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

The winter of 2014 is when my approach to managing diabetes completely changed. Even though I was able to keep decent control for the first 4 years of my diagnosis, I was experiencing highs and lows much to frequently and was getting fed up. My A1Cs had never gone above 7.1 in those 4 years and I had never had a severe hypo or gone into ketoacidosis, but I had missed classes, canceled plans with friends and been very moody because of my diabetes. I was following the Canadian diabetes way of eating – count carbs, put in correct amount of insulin, eat food. Also I was eating whatever I wante...

It all started in the holiday season of 2010.  I remember going Christmas shopping with my family and insisting on bringing the biggest reusable water bottle we had.  For some people drinking that much water is totally normal, especially while shopping, but for me it definitely wasn’t. I remember being constantly hungry and eating so much food but somehow losing weight.  I remember waking up 5 or 6 times at night running to the bathroom to pee and trying to convince myself that it was somehow normal.  Something  everyone knows about me is that I’ve always been an extreme hypochondriac, the...

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