As some of you may know, I was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. For those of you out there that don't know what that means (since I didn't know anything about diabetes before a month ago) it's the one that's not reversible.
I'm fortunate enough to have caught it really early, thanks to my cousins and my grandma looking out for me. I'm in what you call 'the Honeymoon phase,' meaning I'm not totally reliant on insulin, yet. (Update 4/16/18: I do have to take insulin very regularly now).
I'm not sure how long I'll be in this phase, however I do know that exercise is medicine for me. I've been keeping my blood sugar low by working out 30-60 min a day, and I've seen a drastic change in my numbers. If I'm high, I can go to the gym and drop my numbers back to normal, without taking any insulin. The gym and some diet modifications have been so effective that as of today, I've only needed my insulin once.
Though this will inevitably change and get harder, exercise has given me back power that I feel like I've lost--which is hard for a Type A personality like myself.
I appreciate you reading this post, donating, and your support! I'm sure this is just one of many fundraisers I'll be doing in the future to raise money for research to combat this disease.