Diayogi Dialogue with Sarah Macleod
When I first went on Insulin I wanted to know if there was anyone out there like me who had used yoga to help them manage their diabetes. I found lots of websites with the requisite six postures for type 2 diabetes, but no articles, websites or youtube videos that were aimed at people with all types of diabetes. Seeing the gap I started this blog and wrote my book. It was in the process of creating and launching the book that I began to find other yoga teachers, living with diabetes making a difference in their communities. I thought to myself, why not share their stories too?
That’s when Diayogi Dialogues, conversations with yoga teachers who live with diabetes, was born.
It’s been beyond inspiring to hear stories from diagnosis to the discovery of yoga and beyond. During each episode, you’ll find out what specific benefits they gleaned from yoga, how it’s helped them with day to day management, their favorite yoga style, and practice a quick yoga snack for immediate benefits.
So without further ado please welcome our first Diayogi Sarah Macleod
Boston-native Sarah was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005 during her freshman year of high school. After struggling with issues like burn out and diabulimia, she found help in her early 20’s utilizing the power of peer support, and was soon connected to the wonderful diabetes community, both online and in real life.
In 2013, she began volunteering with the Diabetes Sisters as a PODS leader in Massachusetts, and presently runs peer support groups in the Boston area for women with all types of diabetes, as well as the Boston chapter of the Type 1 running organization, Type One Run.
A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Sarah is a certified holistic health coach, reiki practitioner, and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. She shares her thoughts and adventures through her blog, What Sarah Said, and believes that each of us should seek a way to be a light in this world we live in.
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