Maureen Monaghan

Woman At Risk, Age 59, Ottawa, ON

Photo of MaureenHello my name is Maureen Monaghan. I am 59 years old and 10 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes.  I also have a family history of heart disease so I know I have a higher risk of heart problems. 

Up until last year I had been able to manage my diabetes on my own with diet and exercise but when my blood sugar levels began to rise out of my comfort zone, I turned to the professionals at the Heart Institute to help me manage my condition better. With their help I am back on track and feeling healthier than ever.  If you would like to hear more about what I've learned I invite you to follow me in my journey.  




Maureen's blog

Aug 1 2014

Facing Reality – Life as a Diabetic

Living with diabetes can be full of ups and downs. 

Jul 2 2014

Summertime - and the Living is Easy

Summertime has to be the easiest time of year to eat healthy.  

Jun 6 2014

Starve a Fever – Feed a Cold

One of the hardest times to stick to a routine is when you’re not feeling well. 

May 1 2014

Birthdays – a mixed blessing

I’ve never been someone who gets too worked up about birthdays or the numbers.  However, they do frequently provide a reason for friends to reconnect.

Apr 11 2014

Lenten Opportunities

 Some consider Lent to include every day from Ash Wednesday to Easter.  So, if you are an all-or-nothing person like me, abstaining for the full period is the way to go.

Mar 3 2014

Fear of Performing Without a Safety Net

A few weeks ago I completed the year-long CardioPrevent program offered by the Heart Institute. The one-on-one counselling is the secret to the success of this program. 

Feb 1 2014

Give me a break!

Tips for the Traveller: Just when I’d really like to relax and forget about all those “rules of life” for a few days, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant when travelling.

Jan 8 2014

Staying Motivated Through the January Blahs

Having survived the Christmas holidays with all of its temptations and hurdles, I often find January can be an even more difficult month.

Dec 17 2013

Surviving the Holidays

For a diabetic, the Holidays can be challenging.  For me, Christmas is all about gathering with friends and family and where there are gatherings there is always food.