On a busy Saturday morning at Toronto's Union Station a group of performers assembled to dance for National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day 2018 (November 14, 2018). This collaborative flash mob event was hosted by Deanna Paolantonio, founder of D-Dance and was supported by the Type 1 Diabetes Think Tank Network.
Dr. Deanna Paolantonio (Ph.D.) is surprised by some of her loyal students after officially completing her Ph.D. in Dance Studies…that’s right, she’s a Dr. of Dance!

Dr. Deanna Paolantonio (Ph.D.) is surprised by some of her loyal students after officially completing her Ph.D. in Dance Studies…that’s right, she’s a Dr. of Dance!

Dr. Deanna was chosen as the lucky winner of the “Driven to Make a Difference” Contest. Here she is with Novo Nordisk Canada’s President Brian Hilberdink (left) and Diabetes Canada’s CEO John Reidy (right).

Dr. Deanna was chosen as the lucky winner of the “Driven to Make a Difference” Contest. Here she is with Novo Nordisk Canada’s President Brian Hilberdink (left) and Diabetes Canada’s CEO John Reidy (right).

Our Founder and Director Deanna getting to move and pose for the camera with Pond’s End Productions.

Our Founder and Director Deanna getting to move and pose for the camera with Pond’s End Productions.

Dr. Deanna and Diabetes Canada’s John Reidy posing at the Honda Indy right before T1D Indy racer Charlie Kimball took to the track.

Dr. Deanna and Diabetes Canada’s John Reidy posing at the Honda Indy right before T1D Indy racer Charlie Kimball took to the track.

Dr. Deanna meeting the amazing T1D Indy Racer Charlie Kimball. What an honour!

Dr. Deanna meeting the amazing T1D Indy Racer Charlie Kimball. What an honour!

Dance studio floors are the perfect place for testing our blood sugar. Here is one of our featured “Sweet Movers” Maggie testing in between classes.

Dance studio floors are the perfect place for testing our blood sugar. Here is one of our featured “Sweet Movers” Maggie testing in between classes.

Posting for Diabetes Awareness month every November. #T1Dlookslikeme

Posting for Diabetes Awareness month every November. #T1Dlookslikeme