Diagnosed as Diabetic, Steve’s Vlog #6

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You are Diabetic.

My doctor gave me the news last year, and all things considered, it was not surprising.

Today I’m going to share with you the year since.

Today the Vlog is about health, personal responsibility and being a Baby Boomer.

No tech, and a bit longer than I had planned.

I would love to hear from you! Be sure to comment and let me know what you want to see more, or less, of!

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18 Comments

  • That’s wonderful, Steve. I have issues as well, and many of those issues are indeed because of a lifestyle I need to change. And I’m older than you. But after watching this? Yeah, I might at least take a few baby steps until they’re just part of who I am, and build from there. Your tech stuff is fabulous, but so was this personal share.

  • Well now, that was amazing and touching and really motivating. To see you so at ease with yourself, and to hear it in your voice as you describe your journey and bring us into your home and share your thoughts…. thank you Steve. You are making a difference, not only in your life but in others.

  • Very inspiring story Steve! Good for you! There are loads of gluten free pastas out there you may like such as quinoa and rice, chickpea and lentil.

  • Hey Steve,
    Welcome to the not-so-exclusive diabetes club. I was diagnosed almost a year ago but – thanks to my wife’s insistence that I adhere to the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet – I now feel about 10 years younger. I have lost almost 40lb in weigh, got myself fit and am taking far better care of myself. I wish you all the best in your battle with diabetes; and thank you for your honesty.

  • Thanks for sharing your story Steve. I am 53 and facing some of those health challenges we all face after 50. Your story has motivated me to do more. I too am (was) a 2 workout a week guy. I’ll take this opportunity to make it 3…then see what happens.

    I’ve counted on you for years when it comes to tech (still do). Didn’t think I’d look to you for lifestyle advice. I think I just did without even realizing it. Thank you.

    • Thanks Dean, I never thought I would be offering anything but tech advice. Life takes us in some unexpected directions.

  • Hi Steve

    Thank you for sharing your personal story. It is a courageous thing to do to show one’s vulnerability. I am grateful that you shared this moment with all of us. I thought your story was very inspiring and I hope that it has helped a lot of people. I personally struggle with the idea of exercising which is surprising to me as I used to exercise to excess in my early years. I was in fantastic shape. As the years went by, I’ve let the right habits slide (life got in the way) and allow some bad ones creep in that over time have altered my physical appearance, and now that I’m in my early sixties it seems difficult to get back to the right habits I once had. I liked your story enough that it is making me think twice about my
    health and the alternative of not caring for my body. Again, thank you for sharing Steve. Blessings.

  • Hi Steve,
    Thanks for sharing your story. Doesn’t matter if it’s not about tech. It’s inspiring, it’s real and it’s life – and thanks for sharing yours. For year I found myself connected 24/7. Out of character as the Gagdet Guy, I’ve pulled back – limiting my social media interaction. It’s about quality, not quantity. I walk a minimum of 10K steps a day ( and have been averaging over 11K since last June and not missed 1 day) – although I do listen to podcasts to pass the time. I also get up in the morning a little before I have to, have a coffee, practise a little mindfulness and read a physical book for at least 15 mins every morning even before I check my phone or email. I find it makes a difference…and yes, I try to watch what I eat although I haven’t given up the sugar…yet. But after hearing your story I might just start in that direction. Once again, glad you’ve been on the mend and then some and kudos for your perseverance. Keep us posted. Regards, Greg

  • Thank you for this Steve… just found it thru twitter.

    I just found out on Friday that Im diabetic .. tough news for this ole weekend warrior.

    GOOD news is I work out most days when these old knees let me.. PLUS Im just on the line so Im hoping with a change in diet I can do what you did, that I can walk into my Docs office in 3 months and have him say the same thing to me

    This VLog truly couldnt have come at a better time for me… thank you

    Always been a fan

    Wil H

  • I follow you for tech, but this was insightful. I’m 55 and I’m with you, brother. You’re not the only one pushing those weights!

  • Hey Steve,
    So glad that you made those changes. Looking forward to borrowing your email ideas for many years to come.

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