About Sleek Treat's Founder
Updated: Dec 7, 2018
I’m Alexandra, the creator of Sleek Treat Subscription Box.
I’m 31 years old, I live in Boca Raton, FL but grew up in Toronto, Canada. I worked for emerging biotech in Seattle and have an educational background in Neuroscience and human physiology. I'm a passionate advocate for access to preventive healthcare resources and I've made Sleek Treat my nutrition-focused mission to support you on your healthy journey.
I am living proof that your diet shapes your health outcomes. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic with an A1C of 6.5 in 2014 and was able to lose almost 40 pounds just by changing how I ate (I cut out sugary drinks and all added sugar in my food intake). I now have an A1C of 5.4 and am no longer on the fast track to Type 2 diabetes. I wasn't fat, I wasn't lazy but our collective food supply let me down.
It’s hard work and every lifestyle change is a project, but I’m determined to be here to help you make the same changes to improve your health outcomes. #SleekTreat is an expression of empowerment to take control of your diet and lifestyle and effect positive change in a fun, sweet way for everyone!
The truth is that this story isn’t only about me. My only living relative of my generation (my cousin Miruna) was diagnosed with #T1D at age 6. She is now 27 years old and because she lived in a country without adequate preventive care resources, she did not have access to a continuous glucose monitor or sugarless foods in order to bolus less insulin more effectively. She has suffered from vision loss and is now experiencing kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis to prolong her life. This is a part of my life and a sorrow I live with daily. I wish every second that the world around her was more supportive so that her #type1diabetes was managed effectively. She did not deserve this. Nobody deserves this. We all must do better. 💙😥
I have made it my life’s mission to use my education, good luck and resourcefulness (with the support of my amazing husband and partner in life Adam) to bypass a system that has failed too many people. Everyone deserves access to the care they need and everyone deserves to eat junk-free food because preventive health measures ensure more positive outcomes. I’m passionate about Sleek Treat because we have created our own distribution of healthy snacks shipping out all over the country to benefit diabetics 🇺🇸💙
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