What We Do
Being surrounded by other people who live with Type 1, who speak our language, who ‘get it’, makes living life with diabetes easier.
We think that people living with diabetes are a great resource for people living with diabetes. Yep, you read it right. Who better to learn from than people who have been through it and understand exactly what it’s like?
Our goal is to use outdoor adventure-based activities as a forum to connect you with people you can relate to – people your age who live with diabetes every single hour of every single day. People who have been through the same things you have and who have experience doing the things that you want to do in the future.
Opening lines of communication means that individuals can share their experiences, challenges, techniques, strategies and successes with each other. Have you ever thought that you may just have the information and experience that someone else may be in need of?
Diabetes can be a drag. It’s a 24-7, 365 day-a-year kind of chore. There is no putting it on hold, taking a day off or catching a breather, and there is no sign of it relenting anytime soon. It’s easy to get down, worn out and fed up. You already know that. But there are people out there with diabetes who are living long, healthy and happy lives.
How do they do it? Well, they are the people who are able to dig deep inside and find something worth getting out of bed for in the morning. They are the people who have passion, drive and desire.
In our experience, a lot of people with diabetes seem to have found that ‘something’ in good ol’ physical activity. Since we live with diabetes too, we’ve noticed that when you’re down in the diabetes dumps, sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to get back on track with your management and get through the day-to-day diabetes grind.
We’re here to help you find that ‘something’; whether it’s introducing you to someone with an incredible story, putting you in touch with someone who does what you do or giving you a chance to push your personal limits, we’ll find a way.
Motivation to succeed
To succeed? Well, that’s up to you.
We can help you set some goals right off the bat. Do you want to learn how to reduce your basal rate when you exercise? Do you want to be able to run around the block or to complete an Ironman? Climb the hill behind your house or Kilimanjaro? Paddle across the lake or across Canada? In our opinion, to ‘succeed’ means grabbing diabetes by the horns. It means taking the initiative to get inspired and motivated to take care of yourself. It means taking full responsibility for your personal health and well-being. It means getting to know yourself well enough to know what you need to get the diabetes job done.
Do you need new ideas? New tools? New technology? Inspiration? Or just a kick in the pants? Whatever your definition of success, we’re here to help you out in every way we can.You can be sure that we’ll be cheering you on the entire way.