“In some ways this has been a blessing. Although Type 1 Diabetes is very serious and something that I will live the rest of my life with it has forced me to make many changes to my lifestyle. First and foremost I had to change my diet. Many people only see the link to sugar with diabetes but, carbs from any source need to be monitored. I began to cut out the garbage that I was putting into my body. I have always been blessed to look fit even if I wasn’t and this disease forced me to begin to make better choices. It has also helped me rededicate myself to my fitness. One way to control or manage blood sugars is to be active and exercise regularly. I make sure I snack accordingly and try to use fitness to help control my diabetes. I do have a few tips to provide anyone who lives with diabetes or has someone close to them that does. First, you need a team. You need people to be aware so that they can be there to help especially when dealing with low blood sugars. This was very difficult for me but, I learned I needed to swallow my pride. I blessed to have a great wife and great friends who are always there to support me. Secondly, test your blood regularly. Most problems occur because, you are unaware that your blood is low or high. Test every couple hours. Next, exercise often and make good choices with diet. This refers to eating quality foods and being sure that you don’t skip meals. Finally, follow the doctors orders and make good healthy decisions.”
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I couldn’t be more proud of my husband for sharing his story with others. We hope to put more info on our experience here on the blog now as well! We’re hoping for a cure, but until then we’ll continue to LIVE LIFE!