Hi! I'm Lori.
I have lived with type 1 diabetes since I was two years old. As a child growing up with diabetes in those days, life was quite routine and
restrictive, especially in respect to the food that I could and couldn’t eat.
As a young teenager, I attended my usual 3 monthly
endocrinologist and dietitian appointments, but I also discovered some
fantastic diabetes kids camps. At the camps in particular, I learnt a lot about
diabetes. I learnt how to do ‘normal things’ with diabetes, ways that I could
still eat all the foods I wanted to eat, and do all the things my ‘normal’
friends at school were doing. I also realised that I wasn’t alone. I made lots of
friends who were going through exactly what I was going through. It changed my
life. I remember seeing a segment on the news when I was about 14yrs old about
a possible cure for diabetes and I remember getting upset. When my parents
asked why I was upset, I said “If they find a cure for diabetes, I won’t be
able to go to camp anymore’.
I was so inspired by the amazing dietitians in the clinics and
camps, that I wanted to become a dietitian so that I could educate and help other
people with diabetes as much as they helped me.
I graduated from the degree of Nutrition and Dietetics at University
of Newcastle in 2007. I opened my own private practice (Feast for Health),
which is now a large practice spread across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and
Hunter regions of NSW.
Before I understood diabetes well, it would often get me down.
It sometimes just seemed all too hard. I felt that diabetes was so frustrating
and difficult to manage that it often felt like it was controlling my life.
But once I understood diabetes well, I realised that it doesn’t
have to be difficult. It can still get me down a little sometimes (the worst
thing about diabetes is that it is 24/7, you never get a break from it!), but from
my knowledge and extensive life experience and professional experience, I have
found ways to simplify it and make it easy to manage.
is simply what I want to share with you. I want to share with you the most
important bits of knowledge I’ve collected over the years, and share my
strategies of making life with diabetes easy and non-restrictive. I have a
passion for teaching and helping people understand diabetes. I sincerely hope
my DVD program will make a big difference to your life.