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Ely Fornoville

Hey, I’m Cerise, I’m French and it’s been 5 years since I moved to Montreal, Canada.I moved here to go to university and study business. Now I work in digital marketing. I got diagnosed a few months after I arrived in Montreal, so my diagnosis story is a bit of a wild one. I love cooking, painting, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. But most importantly, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family. I got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 18. In the beginning, I was only telling people that were close to me.

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Ely Fornoville

I am part of the T1D runner team. Running, playing basketball and swimming is a big part of my life. Also traveling, doing multiple sports and my interest in business is half of my life. I’m an electrical engineer with an MBA degree. Currently I’m working as a sales manager. I didn’t grow up with diabetes. I was 19 years old when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I never hid my diabetes. I like to be diabetic!!! I think the hardest thing about having type 1 diabetes is the psychological part. I’m concerned about getting older. Will there by any complications? How will my diabetes be when I am older?

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Ely Fornoville

I was diagnosed as a kid when I was 9 years old, so I grew up with diabetes. I don’t really remember a life with it, too much. I had an amazing medical team when I was diagnosed, so I’m really grateful for that. I learned how to do a lot independently as a kid, like checking my blood sugars, and giving myself injections. My parents did an amazing job taking care of me and supported me throughout. Being diagnosed at such a young age meant everything had an extra layer to it (think puberty, adolescence and teenage angst). At one point in middle school, I “hid” my diabetes by not going to the nurses office to check my blood sugar or give myself insulin. I didn’t want it to interfere with making friends at the new school I was in.

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Ely Fornoville

Lantus is a man-made form of a hormone (insulin) that is produced in the body. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glargine is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours.

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Ely Fornoville

This is my tenth year of diabetes but for many of those, I was in complete denial about my diagnosis. No one in my family has diabetes and nor did my friends at the time, which left me feeling quite alone and like I didn’t have anyone who understood what I was going through. After much self discovery, trial and error with different diets and daily life practices, I made the decision to shift to a mostly plant based and whole foods diet.

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Ely Fornoville

We are sisters and type 1 Diabetics. Margaret was diagnosed at 11 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 11 years. Anna was diagnosed at 21 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 4 years. We grew up in South Carolina and are super fortunate to have both parents in the medical field who somewhat understood type 1 diabetes whenever Margaret was first diagnosed. Margaret had been a type 1 diabetic for 8 years whenever Anna was diagnosed so we were able to help each other and learn more together.

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Ely Fornoville

I’m a copywriter, a content planner and a creative project coordinator. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 20 years old.

Emotionally, it was tough. I couldn’t come to terms with a sudden “lifelong, chronic condition without a cure”. I especially hated the prospect of injecting myself multiple times a day for the rest of my life. I also struggled to accept that even if I followed the guidelines, correct behaviour and protocols, I wouldn’t be necessarily improving, let alone curing my condition. I would just be maintaining or preserving my health. It seemed a lot of work just to stay ‘normal’.