I know quite a few diabetics around the world are following this blog, because I get emails from them. You'll probably be very happy to hear that my resting blood sugars are now averaging around 5.6 - 5.9 range. That's a big improvement on the 11.5 at the beginning of the challenge. I guess it just goes to show that all of the advice we're given by doctors and diabetic clinics really does work. Do a bit of exercise each day, eat healthily, and drink lots of water, and your blood glucose levels become lower and more stable. It really works! If I keep reducing my weight, maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to get off the diabetes medication in time. That would be awesome!
I've taken a slightly different approach with the photos this week - I'm keeping my clothes on. That's deliberate. I'd like you to see more dramatic changes so I'm thinking a "half nude" shot every 2 or 3 weeks may be better. Hey, some readers might actually be in favour of the clothes staying on! To prove that I really do exercise, here's a photo of me working hard on the treadmill this morning.
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