Hi I'm Tori, and Welcome to Thriving with Diabetes!
My story begins when I was 13. I had been feeling unwell for a while, eating and drinking as much as I could get my hands on! I had lost around 25 kgs and I had all the other classic symptoms of being Type 1, thirst, dizziness, irritability (more than the usual as a 13 year old!) and my mum knew there was something wrong pretty quickly.
I went to my doctors on a Friday to get a blood tested, off to hospital and officially diagnosed by Sunday. It was a huge shock and a feeling I won't forget any time soon! I spent the next 7 years struggling with my control, felt constantly overwhelmed - like diabetes had taken over my life. It wasn't until I had put on 35kgs and had reached a point where I needed to take back control of my life with Diabetes that everything started to change. I lost the weight, and took control. I began seeing a personal trainer, a nutritionist and I put 100% into my diabetes management through understanding how mindset influences living with Diabetes and dealing with all the ups and downs that come along the way.
Fast forward to today, I am a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. I coach & guide women to navigate and take control of their life WITH diabetes and start living free of overwhelm and fear of moving and eating in a way that works with them not against them.