Hi! My name is Ariel Sanchez Mora, and at age 33, I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2, also called "adult on-set" diabetes. This type of diabetes is more a result of an unhealthy lifestyle than type 1, which is mostly determined by your genes.
I've learned a lot since then - I knew about diabetes enough that a very real fear of death struck me, so I took it very seriously and I am now a "controlled" patient. I'm really thankful since I've had excellent support from my wife, family and friends, and also, because diabetes type 2 is a very manageable condition as long as there's willpower. However, the thing that I keep thinking about is how easy it was to avoid this - if only I had paid more attention, had a different attitude, and made adjustments to my lifestyle.
I've also had the privilege of talking about health with other adults as a result of my condition, especially my co-workers and others in the IT community. I've tried sharing what I have learned, because I see some of the same mistakes I did - but there is only so much you can communicate in a one-to-one conversation.
I've decided to start this blog as a way of gathering and sharing all the information I've learned. The topics I'll talk about will definitely apply to diabetes type 2, but my objective is to promote a healthier lifestyle in general. Hopefully this blog will help at least one other person, or grow into a platform for many to contribute their own stories and thus will impact many lives positively.
If you would like to discuss more, contribute, or just think of a topic you would like me to add, contact me through twitter @arielsanchezmor
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