Diabetes Facts and Myths

Bonnie's Story: Some of the experiences having Diabetes is dealing with the miss-understanding of what diabetes is and specifically what type 1 diabetes is. Oh! you have to take a needle? Yes, I have been diabetic since I was 6 years old and I have always been on insulin.  I have type 1 diabetes and the only option is insulin. Oh you have the Bad Diabetes????? Well no, I have type 1 diabetes and my pancreas no longer makes insulin so I have to give a needle.  Type 2 diabetes is a different Read more [...]

Type 1 Diabetes Medical Team

Bonnie's Story: Know Your Medical Team: A great resource is available on-line to print and use for setting up your diabetes health care team. Me, My Health and My Diabetes Team. If you prefer to talk to someone at the Canadian Diabetes Association you can find a regional office in your area. Your medical team may consist of but not limited to the medical team shown on this list. Depending on your individual medical needs your doctor will refer you to the medical team that is right for you. Read more [...]

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment ~ Introduction

Bonnie's Story ~ Hello my name is Bonnie Isaacson Marcoux and I have lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 years, free of complications. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was six years old. I was hospitalized not really knowing what the problem was, and all I remember was having ear aches. I was one of four children in our family - second oldest. I was an active kid and we had lots of fun with each other. We were all close in age, and let me tell you, we were busy all the time. Not sure how my parents Read more [...]