Feature Friday: Erika & Family!

This week on “Feature Friday” I wanted you to meet an amazing mama of two, who is a physiotherapist and has adopted a healthy lifestyle. She also happens to have diabetes (LADA) and is going to share her story with us today! LADA is just one of the many types of diabetes and it stands for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.

It is important to educate ourselves about ALL types of diabetes because we can all learn from each other! 

Erika is from Canada and describes herself as being “determined, optimistic, resilient, fierce mom of two, wife and daughter who loves health lifestyle, cooking and exercise.” 

Diagnosis Story

I was diagnosed with LADA (type 1.5 diabetes) when I was 9 weeks pregnant at age 29. At first, the doctor’s weren’t sure what kind of diabetes I had as I would not fit into a clear “protocol” and I was very sensitive to insulin but after my son was born and more tests done, the “real” diagnosis came. 

 Initial Thoughts

“Why me'”? I’ve always been healthy and I don’t have any family history of diabetes, “why me”?

Diabetic Tip or Trick

Acceptance and mindset change! It may take a while but once you accept Diabetes and understand/find your baseline, the condition becomes manageable and it should not prevent you from living your best life or being your best version. 

What does thrive mean?

It means prosper and when it comes to diabetes, thrive means empowering you to live better, your best life!

What helps you thrive with diabetes?

Healthy lifestyle and routine

What do you wish someone told you earlier about diabetes?

Your life will change forever and diabetes will affect you in every aspect of it but your life is not over. You can live a full happy life.

Words of Hope

I like this quote: “Whenever you feel weak, remember the things that made you strong. Whatever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you”. You are doing your best, always remember that. You are a warrior!

♡ Erika

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