I found out that I had Type 1 diabetes a few years ago. I was in my early 40’s when I received the diagnosis. Although I’m still not on insulin today (almost 2 years now), I’ve been pretty successful in managing the status quo. As a result, I’m probably better characterized by many of you as a pre-diabetic, or even a Type 1.5 (LADA), but either way, I have this autoimmune disease and it has forced me to make dramatic changes in my life – namely around what I eat, lifestyle changes, and overall activity levels.
Like many people searching for answers – I initially scoured the internet, but that ultimately proved to be more discouraging, as most of the “cures” out there were really just advertisements and false promises – primarily people trying to capitalize on hope. Unfortunately, as we all know, there is no magic bullet (except for my wife, which I’ll explain in another post). While I have been able to postpone insulin, I know it is just a matter of time. In the meantime however, I am doing everything that I can to maintain my current status. That is what this site is for – to share with everyone some things that I do to maintain blood sugar levels. If you are currently on insulin, my hope is that a community that shares their positive experiences will help all of us take more control of our blood sugar readings – ultimately reducing some of the variability that frustrates all of us. While diabetes is no picnic, I have become much more aware of not only what I put into my body, but my overall wellness. In fact, I’m probably in the best shape of my life. I like to think that I am thriving with, and perhaps because of, diabetes!