Managing T1D On My Wedding Day(s)

Awhile back I had considered writing a post about our wedding day and how I managed to navigate this dream day while balancing T1D, but I honestly felt that although the day is a once in a lifetime experience, my T1D was no different than the day before. So why should this change the way I manage it?

After having not one, but two very different weddings, I wanted to share a bit about how I went about managing my diabetes on these separate occasions. I had a very different approach to my diabetes management in Canada compared to India, which neither were entirely my intended way to go about it. 

In Canada, where you would think it would have been easier for me to manage I was more worried about my blood sugars and ended up with slightly higher numbers than I would have liked. 

In India, where almost everything to me was an unknown from the food, the culture and the hundreds of people I would be meeting, I somehow managed my blood sugars without a hitch. Maybe this was due to a gazillion things happening at once that I didn’t even have the chance to stress or worry about my blood sugars, but I also think that food was the key player in the success of this. For the two weeks we were in India I was eating a low-carb, plant-based diet and which most of it was fresh, home cooked food.

So if there is any advice to give I would say these 3 tips would be it. And really these would apply to anyone on any special day or big event…

  1. Be prepared, as you would be for any other day. 
  2. Be mindful of your food and drink intake. 
  3. Relax, and remember to enjoy your special day! 

Diabetes, Data & Dexcom

Life has been crazy this year to say the least. I met the love of my life, graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and received my certification as a Holistic Nutritionist, travelled to the UK and India, then moved to the UK, travelled back to Canada TWICE, got married and still have a second wedding to come in India next year – phew!Read More »

Low-carb Cheesecake

My blood sugars have been all over the place the last few weeks. I’m uncertain if it was a result of all the wedding excitement, international travelling or changes in the weather and temperature. It’s most likely been a combination of all of the above and I’ve been heavily considering putting my OmniPod back on my arm now that the wedding has passed, however, I am enjoying the freedom of not being tied to any devices. I think I’ll give myself a few more days of adjusting and testing my basal rates before I throw in the towel.Read More »

Low-Carb Bread

Having lived with T1D for nearly two thirds of my life, it took me many years to figure out that food was a major culprit with respect to the highs and lows. You would think that this would be taught by those who are initially responsible for educating you on this disease when you are first diagnosed, and yet I found that there was a link missing in the system that lacked education on nutrition and it’s connection to diabetes.Read More »

Mushroom & Arugula Salad

It’s been just about a month since I packed my bags, jumped on a plane and moved across the pond to the UK. I lived in Canada for 29 years and this is the first time in my life where I will be living away from my family, and in a foreign country. At least the language is the same, but even then I struggle to understand the accent or phrases the locals use that make absolutely no sense to me. Read More »

Energy Bites

Let’s get back to food, shall we? I’ve been distracted with life lately so much so that I haven’t been putting aside time for writing and recipe making. With exams done and the craziness of life subsided for the next week or so, I woke up early this morning with a few hours to spare before going to a rowing class so I thought I would take this time to get back into it! Read More »

Mental Health Pop Up in Toronto

Mental health and type one diabetes go hand in hand. Meditation, mindfulness and therapy are all useful tools for taking care of your mental health and managing T1D.

Are you curious about mental health, meditation or therapy? My friends at Orchid Therapy are holding a Mental Health Pop Up on May 9th in downtown Toronto!

  • Participate in a guided group workshop where you will learn how to Rewire Your Brain
  • 1-on-1 therapy sessions
  • Hang out in a dedicated quiet space with unlimited tea and snacks, comfy seating and reading material

Location: StartWell, 786 King Street West, Toronto, ON

Click here to reserve your spot!

PLUS! Use discount code ‘WELLNESS’ to save $15 off!