Thursday, January 26, 2012


Challenge Course at Slipstream 2011
The time has come to head to Slipstream - a whole weekend event for Type 1's 19+.  Last year I did the same event in Halliburton and when I came home from it, I couldn't believe the energy and inspiration that I came home with.  I love the feeling of being around other type 1's. It is sort of a feeling that you cannot get anywhere else... that feeling of all going through the same struggles, triumphs and victories.

This year I am going up a day earlier because I was asked to be a Connected in Motion ambassador.  I am really excited about this because I love being involved in the diabetes community. I love being able to reach out to other type 1's and their families and most of all planning fun events.

Recently I reached out to my own community at the University of Western Ontario [the school in which I attend] I wanted to start building connections between the type 1s at school that may or may not have met one another before.  I know how easy it can be to feel alone in your disease and I don't want anyone to have to go through that.

The first plan is to go to a restaurant - just to get to know each other. So far 12 are attending and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.  I am so excited to connect with all the type 1s at Western! I think that is one of the most important aspects of diabetes is community.

When you have these stable networks you will never have to feel alone in your disease!



  1. I wish I was going up a day early. It'd be better than working.
    see you there!

  2. I tried your email link. didn't work can you please send me a email to