A few months ago, I had an eye opening experience at a Children with Diabetes conference: Dr. Ben found a spot in my retina that I have been working to try to revert.
In the past few months, I have increased my physical activity by a lot, mostly walking every day, and pushing myself to try to improve my BG levels (not an easy task as anyone touched by diabetes knows). I have become specially fond of my FitBit, which has enabled me to keep close track of how many steps I take. This is a screenshot of my FitBit dashboard:
In the course of 2015, I have walked an average of 9,800 steps per day, which would have allowed me to walk all the way down to Los Angeles and back to San Francisco (if I were Forrest Gump), since January 1, 2015.
Today, I saw my eye doctor, and he gave me a “clean bill of eye health”. He said he didn’t see ANY trace of the spot that Dr. Ben had identified last year. This is great news, and I wanted to share it with all my friends and colleagues.
For this, I want to thank my wife Andreina and my son Santiago, for their neverending support; my friends at Diabetes Hands Foundation and the #DOC, for reminding me that I am not alone and that I can do this; and the Livongo family, for being such a passionate, dedicated, and smart group of professionals to work with… that root for me when I jump on the walking desk we have in the office! 😉
— Manny / Diabetes (@askmanny) May 26, 2015