Unless you are just like me.
If I am wrong, shout it out! Let me hear from you. I need to find someone just like me.
I read tons of blogs. I listen to podcasts. I "LIKE" people on Facebook. But none of them are just like me.
Why am I so different?
I'm a Type II Diabetic.
|That's me on the right!|
- Not all that unusual. 230 million people worldwide have diabetes. 95% of those are Type II Diabetics.
I love to work out.
- I have always been someone to work out. Exercise is my release. I love to challenge my body in many different ways. I have a workout library in my basement with DVDs ranging from The Firm to Denise Austin to Kathy Smith to Cathe Friedrich. Three years ago when I was training for my first triathlon, I found out I was diabetic. I was swimming 1000 yards, running 6-9 miles and biking 12 miles a week when I received my discouraging diagnosis.
Because I work out, I do not fit the typical image of a Type II Diabetic.
- My BMI is 25.0 - just outside of the normal weight range. So, yes, I should lose some weight. My goal is 10; My body is not perfect and I constantly fight the battle of the bulge, but I try my best to keep it all in check.
Why do I want to find someone just like me? Because I want to swap stories. I want to share my successes and failures with other Type II Diabetics. I want to find people who are motivated to feel good about their goals & successes.
Do you know a Type II Diabetic who works out 5-6 times a week? If so, let me know!