Kayla was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2009 at the age of eighteen in Ontario, Canada. She began blogging in 2009 at Kayla's Life Notes to document her life with type 1 diabetes. From there, Kayla also started to also extend her diabetes work locally and globally. Kayla created an online Facebook page called Type 1 Diabetes Memes that mixes the everyday hurdles with type 1 diabetes with humour through memes. In 2014, she also started a local support group called, T1 Empowerment which is held every Thursday, for teen girls living with type 1 diabetes this was created to provide a safe space for them to share their triumphs and struggles.
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