Age: 38 Year Diagnosed: 1997 Location: Santa Monica, Ca
"The greatest misconception about diabetes that I wish I could change is that it limits you and puts restrains on what you can or cannot do.
I’ve never seen it as a constraint so I’ve always done whatever I wanted and just made sure that my diabetes ran as smoothly as possible in the background. When I entered my late thirties, I decided to get in the best shape of my life, I never thought of my diabetes as an obstacle, I just set out to find a way of becoming the fittest me possible. Funnily enough, that journey is what led to my current career as a diabetes and fitness blogger (I run DiabetesStrong) and personal trainer.
Everyone can exercise with diabetes, but when I started my fitness journey, I found a very limited amount of useful information about how to work out with diabetes. That’s why I decided to share my experiences and that’s how my blog came to life.
I never set out to prove the point that diabetes doesn’t limit me. I just wanted to live an exciting and healthy life, which is what makes me get out of bed every morning.
By now I’ve travelled the world, scuba dived, bungee jumped (something I’ll NEVER do again), settled on a different continent (I’m Danish), completed an MBA, done the whole corporate career thing, and now started my second career as a blogger and diabetes advocate. My passion is now funneled into supporting people with diabetes from across the globe in meeting their fitness goals."