For two years, during 2011-2013, I was a member at a local conglomerate gym, taking various group fitness classes. During that time I was able to control my blood sugar through diet, exercise, and daily medication. I measured my blood sugar every morning using various diabetes screening equipment. Luckily the medical equipment that I used wasn’t very expensive and I’ve actually seen the prices come down a lot over the past few years.
However, the best thing that I did, for my overall health, was switch from the group fitness setting to a CrossFit setting. Not only have I been able to cut the amount of medicine I take, in half (from 30mg to 15mg), I am on the verge of not having to take any at all. Next month I will be having another physical which will determine if I can go completely off my Type II Diabetes medication. When I joined Dawson CrossFit, in September, I also did a Body Fat Test. I plan on repeating the BFT to have some more concrete evidence of the awesomeness of my CrossFit WODs. My goal is to be strong, healthy, and completely off my Type II medication. There are so many issues that can be associated with being Type II, and it feels great not to have to worry about foot problems and how to treat them along with other skin problems and infections, neuropathy, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. That’s why I will continue to live and be true to the CrossFit lifestyle.