(NC) Living with diabetes is not easy, but one group that is making a difference is Connected in Motion, a community of people living with type 1 diabetes. This charitable organization is dedicated to creating a culture of support for self-management through education, sport, and outdoor adventure
Having emotional support is key in overcoming the challenges that arise after a diagnosis, which include making lifestyle changes such as monitoring meal plans and insulin intake. With members across Canada, Connected in Motion brings together people with diabetes and their support networks to hike, bike, paddle, camp, or just have a good time.
This emphasis on physical activity is especially important considering exercise can be one of the more complicated aspects to navigate for people living with diabetes. They must ensure to keep different parametric indexes (weight, blood glucose, etc.) under a certain level at all times – not an easy feat, that can discourage many.
The good news is that innovative tools such as the Accu-Chek Connect system make it easy to get accurate blood glucose readings, share and analyze stored data in a single, convenient device. Its downloadable app lets users access results at their convenience and share them with their caregivers in real- time. The Accu-Chek Connect also comes equipped with a diabetes management system that allows people living with diabetes and their healthcare provider to identify and utilize key diabetes information more efficiently and accurately than with typical logbooks. This customized approach helps reduce patient stress and anxiety, and provides increased freedom and peace of mind.
Creating communities that motivate and inspire individuals to take charge of their health, Connected in Motion empowers people living with type 1 diabetes to obtain a better quality of life.
“Having diabetes doesn’t have to be limiting, you can still live a very normal functional life like anyone else,” says Nick Pelletier, a Connected in Motion member. “Diabetes is a very individual disease, so it’s nice to be able to talk to people who are experiencing the same thing – they really understand and make sure you know you’re not alone in this.”
Find more information at www.accu-chek.ca.