“Thanks to insulin I got to take control of my life.”

By Vincent Sabourin

Vincent is an emerging freelance videographer who has recently graduated from the Television-Broadcasting program at Algonquin College. Having previously worked as a tour guide for many years, his goal is to combine the storytelling aspects of both professions and tell honest and exciting stories in video form. Author of the Insulin100 Profile video series, Vincent has turned the camera on himself for the first video, in which he tells his own story.

Vincent tells the story of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 25. He had to learn everything on his own and change lifelong habits in order to stay healthy and alive. He talks about the impact of insulin on his life, and tells the story of his lifechanging journey with diabetes.

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