Hi! I’m Christina and welcome to my blog page, Defying Diabetes! I will be covering popular topics surrounding Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes to inspire you to achieve your ultimate health, and to create a community and support network where we can help each other.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 5 years old. Growing up with an autoimmune disease obviously impacted me both physically and psychologically. I would hide my diabetes from people, which got me into some tricky situations. I eventually realised that diabetes doesn’t have to be a sentence for unhappiness, I can have Type 1 Diabetes and achieve everything I want to in life. But, throughout my teenage years I always wished there was a blog or community with people I could look up to and find inspiration.
So, it became my mission to create a place where everyone with diabetes feels welcome to share their story and learn to love themselves. Again, having diabetes is not a sentence to a lifetime of failure. It takes a lot of hard work and effort to live with diabetes and control it, therefore everyone needs other people they can rely on, whether that is to vent about a terrible sugar levels day, or to just ask for some advice.
I am currently completing my qualifications as a Naturopathic Nutritionist (specialising in Diabetes/ autoimmune diseases). I realised how passionate I am about helping people facing the same struggles as me, and proving you can live a healthy life while managing diabetes, and that you are not alone.