6 years ago I sat on my front lawn as my wife raked leaves. My wife looked at me in dismay and wonder - why was I slacking? I was in full blown T1, in ketoacidosis, had lost 15% of my body mass, and didn’t know what was happening. Scared and confused were two of my mildest symptoms.
Awesome, totally awesome and inspiring post. Good for you!!
We’re all in this together! You’ll be inspiring me as I’m raking & blowing my 45 bags of leaves. I’m 81.
You have the right attitude! I took on the attitude of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger years ago” it has yet to fail me.
And by the way YOU GO DUDE!!!
This is perfect motivation for me at this moment. I am finally taking control after 16years of high AIC’s. I’m jumping on your bandwagon and kicking ■■■ too!!!
While I am about 15 years older than you are, my husband and I hike in the mountains once a week. Friday we were hiking in 20 degrees temps which is invigorating. No one else around but a few deer. I KNOW I am a healthier person because of my diabetes.
Wow - I mean this in ALL honesty - I want to be like you!
My diagnosis eight years ago helped change me from a pack-a-day, donut-munching couch potato to a smoke free, healthy eating marathoner. So I kind of know what you’re talking about.
Let’s not get too smug about the old and the infirm, though. Even the strongest of us can be struck down.
Good on you, though. Keep raking and keep riding.
Keep up with the good work, Joe U R inspiring!!!