I’ve got an invested interest in living a low-carb life. At the age of 13, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM), otherwise known as Juvenile Diabetes. This has been a disease that has been something that has played a large role in my life, as can be expected. I went to highschool with it, college, got married, and had kids with it. But while it may have been my ever present companion for over 20 years, I try my best not to let it define me.
As I age, I often joke that my disease has its own milestones. When I had it for 16 years, I joked that it should get its own drivers license, then it was the right to vote. Now, it’s old enough to drink. And I do enjoy a good and tasty drink.
I originally went to college to become a doctor. And after my first year, I quickly realized that this was not what I wanted to do with my life. In my sophomore year, I got a job in a research lab and was instantly hooked. I could easily translate my biology and chemistry classes into the new direction without having to lose an entire year of college. After graduation, I got a job in a research lab and now have 10+ years experience in laboratory experimentation and technique.
I’m now applying my chemistry skills towards my quest to make carb-free cocktails that taste just as delicious as their sugary counterparts.