Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Max Domi
Yesterday I was invited to an event in Toronto, Ontario at Evergreen Brick Works to watch as professional NHL hockey player Max Domi launched the Accuracy Coach program which is a new feature of Contour Next's Powered by Accuracy Campaign by Ascensia Diabetes Care.    The event was packed with children  and their families and it was an excellent venue to have children getting active as well as connect with one another over a disease we all know very well, type 1 diabetes.

Max Domi is a Canadian NHL player who plays for the Arizona Coyotes and who also happens to live with type 1 diabetes.   I had the privilege of meeting Max Domi a few years ago in London, as he played for the London Knights, an OHL team. It is outstanding to see how far he has come since then and especially in regards to his involvement in the diabetes community.

Stretching with the kids before their activities

Domi was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12 and he has proven that his diagnosis does not limit him from achieving his goals. You could tell that all the aspiring athletes in the crowd were in awe of Max Domi as he spoke about achieving whatever you set out to do whether that is a hockey player like him, a dancer, baseball player etc.  His impact on the children with diabetes will likely be more than he will ever know.  He's an inspiring person, there is no doubt about that.

The Powered by Accuracy Campaign is made up of many important resources and tools for those that are looking to incorporate fitness into their lifestyle while managing diabetes.  Let's face it, exercise and diabetes is not easy, but having amazing resources such as Powered by Accuracy, those looking to get the most out of their fitness and diabetes, have that opportunity.

The website is made up of a lot of different resources including videos of professionals giving their educated input. On there, I see familiar faces such as Mike Riddell, who I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with in 2013. Another inspiring face is Dessi Zarahrieva, who is a MMA fighter and also lives with type 1 diabetes.

This event proved that community, education and activity is key in the success of diabetes and I look forward to exploring Powered by Accuracy even more, to learn how I can better my fitness along with better management of my diabetes.

Check out the website to find out more about Ascensia's amazing campaign: Powered By Accuracy Campaign


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