Since the StepOut walk in 2008, I have been diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic. I don't take insulin, but I am watching what I eat, attempting to lose more weight, and take my Metformin medication.
I have lost a total of 42 pounds at this writing through nutrition and exercise, I still need to lose more. I have joined my 3 best male friends who have all been diagnosed as diabetic, as well as one of their wives, and my nephew.
Another friend's wife has been recently diagosed as pre-diabetic!
Just over 7 years ago, I lost a friend and church choir member to complications of diabetes, and in 2014 an acquaintance who was only 37 years old passed away due to complications of diabetes, as well as the brother of a close friend has passed. Obviously, it's hitting home pretty personally to me!
Step Out to Stop Diabetes 2015!
The American Diabetes Association and I are on a quest to cure diabetes, but we can't reach our goal without your help. Please make a donation by selecting the "Donate To Michael" button at the top of this page.
Your support will take us one step closer to a cure.
Click the 'Donate To Michael' button on the upper right of this page to donate today!
You can make a difference!
Walking power works!
Each dollar I raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. No matter how small or large, your gift for 2013 will help improve the lives of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and another 54 million people with Pre-diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!
Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is important to me!
Click the "Donate To Michael" button on the top right of this page today!
Your support through a donation for 2015 is very much appreciated!