Ken

Jade, I wanted to tell you that I went to my Endocrinologist (Diabetes doctor) on Tuesday and he stated that I am by far his best patient and he can’t believe how tight my control is. Control is measured by a test called a glucose Hemoglobin A1C test, which essentially provides an average blood glucose level for the past three months. Historically, I’ve been at or around 7.0, which is good for a diabetic. Since I’ve been doing CrossFit and eating like a caveman, my A1C fell to 6.2, which is awesome for a Type 1 Diabetic. A healthy person without diabetes averages around 5.0 to 6.0, so I am almost controlling my glucose levels as well as someone with an Endocrine system that works! He was also amazed that I am using as much insulin on a daily basis as a person that weights 130lbs (I weigh 200lbs), which reflects my good diet and high insulin sensitivity (limiting the potential for future problems). It is awesome, CrossFit/Paleo is almost reversing my diabetes. I’ve had diabetes for 22 years and am in the best control of my life (where many diabetics start to see problems after 20 years). He also asked me to be a mentor for a recently diagnosed Type 1 youth, which I think is pretty cool and am honored. Thanks man. Ken