Mechanical Technician, Elias Gutierrez, Consistent Results On Whole30-D (Whole30 with Diabetes)

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Three weeks down, one more to go!

That Cheese Burger is still on my mind!  Not touching one, but it’s still on my mind.

Got to see my first blog post in Week 3, all the comments made me proud of myself and it makes me so thankful for all of the support that my family and friends have been giving me.  My wife’s FB comment inspires me to continue on Whole30 reset and on a more healthy life.

I really battled low blood sugar last week.  Normally, type 1 diabetics battle with high blood pressure.  Since taking the Whole30 challenge, I have gone from very high blood sugar, to normal blood sugar and now having a challenge to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.  When my blood sugar gets too low I have zero energy, my vision is impaired and I feel sick.  I had such a hard time keeping my blood sugar from climbing to a really high level, I got an insulin pump.  The insulin pump has helped keep my blood sugar “more” normal, but it’s a pain to have the pump in my pocket or attached to me 24/7.  I don’t like it much at all.  So, now I am eating really healthy and watching what spices I eat and the pump isn’t adjusting for my more nutritious life.  So, it’s tanking my blood sugar, especially in the morning when I wake up.  I have a visit with the doctor this week and hopefully this solves this problem.

Type 1 diabetes: a chronic condition in which your body doesn’t produce enough insulin on its own.  You have to have insulin so your body can use sugar for energy.  Without enough insulin, your blood carries all the sugar and your cells can’t use it.  There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, only management of it.  It’s like a sugar dragon on steroids.  Untreated or unmanaged = risk of heart attack or stroke, nerve damage in legs and feet, kidney damage, eye damage, foot damage and skin problems.  Guess what, I have had the onset of some of these issues and I want all of this to stop now!

I say all this not for sympathy or for attention.  Being a Type 1 Diabetic is a pain in the rear!  I am telling this story for two reasons: 1)  Whole30 seems to be working for me and more importantly 2) I want to set an example for other diabetics or potential diabetics.  Take care of yourself now and don’t go through what I am experiencing with Diabetes, it’s like a ball and chain to me.

With that said, my objective after the Whole 30, 30 day reset is to stay on the Whole30 program.  Why wouldn’t I, it’s the only thing I have seen consistent results with since being diagnosed with the diabetes.  Feeling better, being more focused, losing weight are all benefits that I want; however, my #1 inspiration is to get rid of this PUMP.   

Whole30 gives me a real chance of meeting this goal for 2016.

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