About The Founder
Every Healthy Choice Counts is founded by Anida Westlake, a wellness professional who has helped guide people forward through the process of making positive shifts in thoughts and actions for more than 15 years.
Anida was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease) in her childhood. This experience gave Anida a special understanding of the struggles of diet, exercise, stress, and having too little time to manage all of life’s demands.
Things were different back when Anida first received her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. She had to learn how to use glass syringes to give herself insulin injections, for example. Testing her blood sugar levels required a complicated procedure using test tubes, eyedroppers and pills. The knowledge about diet and other lifestyle choices were also limited in the early days of Anida’s diabetes.
Advances in medical technology have revolutionized diabetes care. Disposable syringes, pen needles and the insulin pump became available, for example, and people can test their blood sugar instantly and easily using smart meters and strips. Medical professionals also know a great deal more about how diet and exercise affect blood sugar, also known as blood glucose.