Founder and Coach Anissa Gamble
Anissa Gamble is a diabetic health enthusiast who is passionate in the field of science, physical activity and education. Growing up in New Brunswick, Anissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 8, celiac disease at 11 and hoshimotos at the age of 17. As a competitive hockey player, she moved away from home at the age of 15 to attend boarding school at Appleby College in Oakville Ontario. She went on to play NCAA Division 1 ice hockey at Robert Morris University situated in Pittsburgh, USA. There she majored in Biology with a concentration in Pre Med, and minored in Chemistry. Post-graduation, she moved to Edmonton, Alberta to complete her Master of Science in Experimental Surgery under the supervision of Dr. Shapiro evaluating islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes. Today, she is back in the Toronto playing professional hockey in the CWHL for the Toronto Furies. She’s heavily involved in the diabetes community working with organizations such as Connected in motion, DSkate, Diabadass and I Challenge diabetes.
Anissa created thumbs up because she was frustrated with today’s standard of care and wanted to create a resource that delivers a universal approach for people living with diabetes.