Friday 8 February 2013

"I Challenge Diabetes" Review

Yesterday I received an email from one of the nurses at the Diabetes Education Centre we attend, telling me about "I Challenge Diabetes." I clicked on the link to their website, and was instantly ecstatic. How is it that I've never heard of this organization before now? It is sooooo cool. The are a national not-for-profit organization founded in 2007 by Canadian Type 1 Olympic rower Chris Jarvis. Their mission is to support the needs of people living with diabetes, and their families, through online campaigns, experiential /educational programs, and events.

With a vision is to provide support to every Canadian living with type 1 diabetes, the organization and its staff want to show type 1 Canadians that blood glucose management, and living a healthy lifestyle, can be fun. By taking on the "I Challenge Diabetes" pledge, individuals are making a commitment to take on their diabetes management as a personal challenge.

How do they work? "Through events and programs that focus on experiential education and creative problem solving, I Challenge Diabetes provides a supportive community and learning environment that builds confidence and helps people to overcome the fears and frustration that come with managing diabetes. Using modern technology, education, and teamwork, we create programs that target common problems and develop new solutions to stabilizing blood sugars. Our team members, who all have type 1 diabetes, share a deep passion for staying healthy and positive, and deliver these messages through events, workshops, and speaking engagements."

And OMG, they have some totally awesome events all across the country. From snowshoeing and skiing treks, to self-defence and "Amazing Race" style community races, there are events for all ages, and all activity levels.

For info about upcoming events, and a full description of all of the "I Challenge Diabetes" programs, please visit their website at

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