Friday, November 30, 2012
My nephew was in the hospital with ketoacidosis due to diabetes just over a month ago. He's 27 years old and didn't even know he was diabetic before the life-threatening incident.
Since he got out of the hospital, he's become a vegan. He is regularly testing his blood sugar and usually has it in the range the doctor recommends. I bought him athletic shoes and workout clothes which are getting good use. We've walked the lake together at least once a week and he's doing it almost every day. Plus he started Crossfit training.
He's also going with me to Weight Watchers usually on Friday mornings. This morning we walked the lake after the meeting. In the past I've had to slow down for him. Today he stayed up with my pace. He had to jog some to stay up with my walking pace, but he was proud he could do it. (I was pushing Gwen in the stroller, too.) He even talked about working toward a 5K, 10K, and half marthon. Could happen!!
His clothes are fitting better and he looks like he has lost weight. People even are commenting. He is eating lots of whole grains, fruits and veggies. But his loss hasn't really shown up on the scale. I've decided that it is fine. He is very motivated to stay out of the hospital and gain fitness. I think he's going to do it!