Conquering Type 1 Diabetes. Motivate and Inspire.

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-10-29 07:03:27 -0500
Started 2014-10-28 06:29:27 -0500

This young man is a member here and very inspiring to say the least. He has been a type 1 diabetic for 14 of his 17 years of life and he has decided to take it on full boar. No excuses and no fear. He is coached closely and has had great success in his body image and overall health. I watched a few of his videos and found him very positive. There were some things that kind of throw in the face of things we are taught as diabetics, but it works for him and his intense workout program. Showing that there are no limits to what you can do, even with diabetes.
Check him out:

10 replies

tabby9146 2014-10-28 10:40:22 -0500 Report

I saw this earlier this morning, and wow!! For a teen to do that, and take is seriously and have that kind of determination and motivation, discipline. how inspiring! I loved it!

debcox 2014-10-28 10:30:40 -0500 Report

Thanks for the post, Gabby. I thought it was great that he is into his health at such a young age. We have to remember that we can all start to improve ourselves at any age.

I know that many of my friends think I am crazy to be doing so many activities to help me work on becoming insulin free. Many of them think that I should take my insulin like everyone else and shut up about health because who do I think I am. On the other hand, a few of my friends whether they have diabetes or not have purchased fitbits and/or have started exercising and feeling great. I don't do what I do to impress anyone, I do it to help me to be here a long time. Best of all to feel great while I am here.

Richard157 2014-10-28 08:35:27 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby, the young man is very inspiring!!! I wish I had the knowledge I needed when I was diagnosed in 1945. I wonder why so many teens seem to ignore their diabetes, and have so many terrible highs and lows. It seems they think they are invincible and nothing bad is going to happen. So hard to understand.

By the way, Taking it own "full boar" is probably a cleaner version of what my parents said when I was young. We took things on "whole hog". lol

GabbyPA 2014-10-28 09:27:10 -0500 Report

Whole hog, full boar...all good ways to get things done for sure.
I know, he is a great inspiration especially for the teens who are struggling with where to fit in with diabetes. His attitude is remarkable. I know if you were younger, you would be right there with him. =0)