Amazing Instagram account alert: Mindful Diabetic Robby

Robby Barbaro. Follow this guy on Instagram. His pictures are stunning and he’s a type 1!

With permission from Robby Barbaro.

With permission from Robby Barbaro.

I don’t know why I never stumbled onto his posts before (or maybe I did and was scrolling too quickly) but I LOVE the photography of all these natural goodies packed with vitamins and nutrients.

 

With permission from Robby Barbaro.

With permission from Robby Barbaro

With permission from Robby Barbaro

 

Have you seen this account? What do you think? He says he lives a fruit-based lifestyle. I haven’t heard of that before (in terms of diets and diabetes).

If you’re looking for some fruitspiration and beautiful pics showcasing healthy foods, his account is the place to be.

XO,

Jess

Pure power. Diabetes Sports Project

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Screenshot from website.

What on earth is the Diabetes Sports Project? Well it’s new, empowering and ready for your participation.

I love seeing amazing movements like this one.

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From their website:

WHO WE ARE …

DSP is comprised of the world’s elite diabetic athlete ambassadors who inspire and educate the diabetes community to achieve their goals and aspirations. These ambassadors demonstrate how through proper diet, exercise, a positive outlook and effective blood glucose management dreams can be achieved.

WHAT WE DO …

We are dedicated to empowering the nearly 26 million affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the United State. Through inspirational and educational community engagement along with competition in the biggest sporting events in the world, DSP will inspire and educate millions of people affected by diabetes.

DIABETES & HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY …

The DSP ambassadors are directly engaged in community events within the diabetes and healthcare industry  around the world. Events such as diabetes camps, industry conferences and trade show events, JDRF & ADA events, hospital visits, patient support groups, medical professional events and much more. Through this community engagement, DSP positively impacts those affected by diabetes.

Check out their website here: Diabetes Sports Project

Lava Magazine: Diabetes Sport Project to Launch in Hawaii Ironman

Hope you all had a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

XO,

J

JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research: How Far Would You Go?

These fundraising events are a great excuse to get off early, push back the paperwork and all the while make your company look good. After all, fundraisers are fundraisers right?

Well no. Actually that’s complete bull. Maybe you don’t know much about type 1 diabetes or maybe you do. If you chose to participate in this year’s JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research in Canada I’m going to have to tell you that what you did in one afternoon created great potential.

It gives people like me hope. I see people who often don’t have any affiliation with the cause, listen with the ears open and understand and hear first hand what it’s like to live with this disease day in and out. You sweated and pedalled with hundreds of others. And in that process of moving each pedal forward, it has brought hope to so many like me.

After so many years, my doctor confirmed to me recently that I do, indeed have Type 1 diabetes (not any other kind, there are many!). And when I saw all the action that took place at the Metro Convention Centre, I got damn emotional.

It just goes to show that people have good in them. They want to help. Physical activity breeds power and positivity. Thank you to all who participated.

Recently I have been feeling so defeated. So tired. So mentally at the end of my rope. Being able to witness events like these gives me that push to keep going. To not give up. To remember that there are people out there who are willing to give their time (their most precious commodity) to help people they don’t even know.

It means so much to me that you rode your heart out.

XO,
J