Travelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Bonnie's Story: Travelling with diabetes has been a big part of my life. Living with diabetes for 50 years, I can't say I have turned down many adventures. I have traveled extensively for pleasure and business. It takes some planning, although for me it has been worth every adventure. Living with type 1 diabetes does become second nature. I have travelled for business and pleasure with family, friends, and on my own. I have traveled by train, planes and automobiles, and sometimes all of 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 Diagnosis

Bonnie's Story ~ Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis for Adults. You have just been diagnosed with diabetes, your blood sugar is high and you have to get your blood sugar back in line! What does all of this mean? You will hear lots of stories and unfortunately most often you will hear the bad news stories about diabetes. I hate to say it but those are the stories people remember. I know this can be a very overwhelming time; their is so much information available online and lets face it, the news media make 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 [...]