I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at 17 years old. I didn’t know I was a diabetic until I noticed something was wrong with me. I went with my dad to try on a Tux for prom and for some odd reason I couldn’t control my bladder. I had just used the bathroom 30 minutes prior to getting fit. As I pranced back and forth in the dressing room like Marilyn Monroe's famous picture standing over a blowing grate, I ended up pissing all over the floor in the dressing room.
Half of it was on the floor, the other half was on my shorts and shirt. And I had to walk out of the mall with a pissy t-shirt and shorts. You can only imagine how embarrassed I was.
The following week I had an appointment with my primary physician and had blood work done. My blood glucose levels were through the roof. I was practically about to go into a diabetic coma. I went from weighing 290lbs in February 2007 to weighing 245lbs in April 2007. I lost 45lbs in 2 months without trying. The weight loss wasn’t the best scenario. See, I was going to college on a football scholarship to play Offensive Line and I was the size of a Middle Linebacker.
Flash Forward two years later, my uncle passed away at the age of 32 from complications with diabetes. He also had juvenile diabetes as a teenager. That was a major wake-up call to me and forced me to get into the fitness industry. I have always enjoyed working out but never managed to control my weight for a long period of time.
I recently hired a nutritionist to help me with my relationship with food. My goal is to soak up as much information and knowledge as possible with him and to help others with the same story.
I wanted to let you know that you too have a history and a story.
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As always, commit, chase, and conquer!
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