Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 6
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.
Being a trucker for 20 years, I was never able to really have a healthy lifestyle. Fast food and a lack of exercise were the normal for me. So, naturally, it came as no surprise to me that I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in May of 2016 with an A1C level of 8.9 (blood sugar level of 208). I had known about Munzee for a while, but the only thing missing for me to play was a smartphone. So, ironically, about a week before my diagnosis, I finally broke down and bought one so I could start playing. With the help of Munzee power trails and areas where I was laying over, I started walking more and more. Fast forward to today, a mere 18 months later, through diet and exercise through Munzee, I have dropped 25 lbs. and brought my A1C down to 5.6 (blood sugar level of 114). It’s still a challenge to get out of the driver’s seat, but thanks to all of the players of this game for placing the game pieces for me to cap. It makes it a lot easier to do so.
If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!