A. I was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario! I go to school in London, Ontario but, by far, Brantford is where I call home.
Q. What’s your Story?
A. I was diagnosed with diabetes on March 13th, 2009 and have been living with diabetes for just over one year. I began managing my diabetes using injections but have recently become a pumper!
I am currently going to school at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and will be attending Kings/Western University in the Fall of 2011.
My hobbies include doing anything creative (especially scrapbooking and writing). I also like to run! My entire family–my fifteen-year-old sister, Abby; my mom, Donna; and my Dad, Mike–have all participated in Connected in Motion events, as has my boyfriend of a year and a half, Clinton! I also have some awesome friends (like Sam and Michelle!) who like to come out to events as well. I have an amazing team of supporters!
I believe that I have been given a great opportunity because of my diabetes to reach out to so many other diabetics around the world through my blog (check it out at http://kaylaslifenotes.blogspot.com)
I have also been featured in my local newspaper a few times which has allowed me to express just how much diabetes has changed me (in a good way!)
Q. What was your insulin regime like when you were first diagnosed with diabetes?
Q. What are the top 5 songs on your iTunes?
A. Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj
Coming Home – Diddy ft. Skylar Grey
Hello – Martin Solveig &Dragonette
Avril Lavigne – What the Hell
Knock Out – Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne
Q. What keeps you ‘In Motion’?
A. I credit being diagnosed with diabetes just over a year ago for pushing me to become a better and more involved person. Before my diagnosis, I was no where near as active and involved as I am now. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have competed in two 5k adventure races, played in a beach volleyball tournament and met a lot of amazing people!
To stay active, I like to run and ride my bike. I also enjoy rock climbing and just simply playing around outside! You can often find me outside hiking on trails or just playing around with a ball.
Keep up to date on my adventures by following my blog at: http://kaylaslifenotes.blogspot.com/