Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 3
When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.
I’d like to thank you for your new charity special in recognition of Diabetes. It is a cause of significance to me.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in April 2015. Although we have a strong family history, it was a shock diagnosis at the time. As a mother with 3 young children, the need to exercise was hard to balance with managing the needs of my children. That is where Munzee came in. The one thing I could do was walk, popping my youngest in a pram and munzeeing along trails. She and I spent hours out and about.
Now she is in kindergarten, and I have more time alone, so now the dog and I walk many kilometers capping and deploying. She has worked out we start moving on when my phone beeps! It is great to have a purpose for walks, and Munzee takes me to new and interesting places which keeps me motivated.
With a tweak to my diet and all my Munzee exercise, I have managed to lose a significant amount of weight, and my diabetes is fairly well controlled with medication. I don’t usually share my diagnosis as I think there can be a real stigma in society towards Type 2 sufferers. People are quick to judge you for causing this to occur to yourself.
Thank you again for supporting this wonderful cause.
If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!