Athletics is a main focus in my life.
I run 5 to 10 miles a day for my Track and Cross Country teams,
and I do an upper body workout every other day.
I train so much that I only have to take one shot of basal insulin a day.
It has been like this for over 8 months!!
When I was first diagnosed my sugars were well in the 700's.
I quickly got used to the conditions of a diabetic and
ate healthier than I ever had in my life.
I guess I took advantage of the disease early on
Because after a month and a half of taking bolus insulin,
I have never had to take it again.
I haven't even had to consider using a pump!
I consider myself very lucky to be living under these conditions.
Exercise really has a huge impact on diabetes, well, mine at least.
I would strongly consider anyone who has just recently been diagnosed
to begin exercising as soon as their doctor gives them permission.
I wouldn't be where I am now if athletic training wasn't a part of my life.
I hope this helps someone.. :)