This is my 51st year with Diabetes (TD1)!
On Feb 2, 1972 - Groundhogs Day - I was released from my 4 day hospital stay. I had lost 30LBS in about 3 weeks and needed to stay in the hospital so they could "reset" me with insulin. I was taught how to give myself injections and some basic info on getting back to feeling good. Part of it was to learn about high and low blood glucoses, how to manage them, as well as, learn the effects of exercise on blood glucose.
51 years ago, I had to take insulin injections using a glass syringe with a steel needle for my injections. I had to sterilize these tools. Over my many years as TD1, there have been many advances in programs to help people with Diabetes. Advances starting with Blood glucose finger testing, then insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, closed loop systems, Time in Range, much more precise education, and more. Great accomplishments! Hoping there shall be more technical advances & education to come!
Today I am feeling upbeat, optimistic and inspired! I like to LIVE BIG and try to not set any limits!
This will be my 17th year riding my bike in the Tour de Cure® for Diabetes. I am riding to champion and to support the more than 34 million Americans living with Diabetes. Please help me reach my goal for the Tour de Cure® fundraiser for Diabetes! I plan to ride the 30 mile course.
I am asking for your support in my Tour de Cure® for Diabetes. The funds I raise will help in finding a cure for diabetes through research.
This is urgent and personally means so much to me.
Thank you for your support!
Steve (Shorty) Versoi