Q. Where are you from?
Q. What do you do with your time? (Job, Pastimes, Family life etc.)
Studying, Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy
Q. Tell us about your diagnosis? How did you know something was wrong?
My Dad recognized I was kind of down and less active during the week. I needed to visit the WC all the time and then he decided to check my blood sugars. Straight after I was taken to the hospital and diagnosed at age 13 with a blood sugar over 1100 mg/dl!
Q. Pens or Pump? Any preference?
Pump. More adjustments and I am able to handle sugar levels during the night even better.
Q. How often do you check your blood glucose?
About 10x a day, better once too often than once too less.
Q. Recent A1C?
Q. How often do you train?
5-6x times a week since 7 years.
Q. What is your daily calorie and macro breakdown?
About 3500 calories 55% carbs, 25% proteins and 20% fats
Q. What food do you love, but messes with your blood sugar the most?
Actually oats and eggs.
Q. Have you any body composition or performance goals over the next 12 months?
Just being healthy and have better blood sugars every day. Health isn’t everything but without health everything becomes nothing.
Q. 3 Things diabetes has taught you in life?
Generally, diabetes has taught me how important good food choices, exercise and sleep are for your health.
1. Track your macros.
2. Don’t stress your body too much.
3. Be patient with the process.
Q. Biggest fitness myth dispelled?
Diabetics have better performance or carbs in the evening make you fat.
Q. What is the single best piece of mind-set advice you could give someone who’s been newly diagnosed with diabetes?
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.
‘ You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!’ – Rocky Balboa