Meeting some new friends…

Meeting some new friends…

If you are reading my Blog, you probably have a type 1 diabetes story kinda like mine right?  It’s a wild ride? 

Two things happened that day at Markham-Stouffville Clinic: one got my first taste of the tech we all wear.  I was “outfitted” with a Libre 2 sensor for letting me know what my blood sugar readings were.  More about Libre 2 later. And I saw something on the wall that looked cool. 

While we were at the clinic, they had a poster on the wall about this canoe trip for diabetics.  I’ve been camping with my family forever, so an outback canoe trip to Algonquin Park sounded awesome. So I took a pic of the poster so I could find out more when I got home. 

There is this amazing program called ICD, short for I Challenge Diabetes. I can't recommend this enough. It's run by people with type 1 diabetes, 100%. They organize trips all over Canada, and get this – if you're tight on cash, they got your back with discounts or even covering the whole thing. Carpooling, resources, you name it, they hook you up.

I did this program, spent three awesome days in the backwoods of Algonquin Park in Ontario.  If you don’t live in Ontario and aren’t familiar with Algonquin, it’s a nature park bigger than Prince Edward Island with thousands of lakes and no motors.  Trust me, it was epic. No matter where you're at with T1D, they've got your back with support, resources, and knowledge. It's a game-changer, and this amazing group of people  with 10+ years of living with T1D, they're like walking encyclopedias. They preach living with it instead of hating it every day. I can vouch for it – three days in the wild with these folks, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. You gotta sign up for this, seriously. There 2024 Extreme Adventures are waiting for you. 

Until next time.

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