I saw this in Forbes magazine. He's diabetic and so desperate for a Snickers bar that he'll inject to eat a Snickers bar!
Here's the link to the same online:
The Survivor Part 2 – Christensen Gets Diagnosed With Diabetes - David Whelan - Health Dollars - Forbes
"I called a friend who was a doctor in Boston, and he immediately diagnosed it: “Oh, you have diabetes.” I called my wife and said, “Oh, Christine, I am so relieved I have diabetes. I thought I was going to die of cancer.”
"Diabetes is a great example whereby giving the patient the tools you can manage yourself very well. It’s been 28 years. If you have too much insulin your blood sugar drops and your brain shuts down. I’ve only lost consciousness four times in all of those years. The reason is that I test my blood sugar seven times a day. If it’s too low I have a Snickers bar. If it’s high I take a shot. And sometimes I am so desperate for a Snickers bar I give myself insulin so I can have one. I figure if I live a normal life I will take about 90,000 shots."
March 1st 2010: 293lbs | Feb 14th 2012: 199 lbs. | Goal: 210 lbs (Met 5/16/2011)
"My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back?” - Rivvin
This makes me sad for him.
I love that treating a preventable disease is a wonderful thing. Go get em Clayton.
Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.
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I just don't know what to say. What would he do for a Klondike bar?
Starting weight: 168 lbs
Current weight: 168 lbs
Goal weight: whatever makes me look strong and healthy!
Current goal: No More Muffin Top!!
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My daughter has a diabetic friend who was thrilled when she got an automatic insulin pump; some sort of gizmo that goes around her waist, monitors her blood sugar and delivers the needed amount of insulin without a shot. Wheee, it's so easy and painless that now she can eat whatever she wants, isn't that great?!
I guess you could say ignorance is bliss in this case.
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