Christopher Castro went to his doctor’s workplace final 12 months for a routine bodily and discovered that he has Kind 2 diabetes.
“My A1C was 6.9 and now it’s 6.3 with out medicine. I’m happy with that – my exhausting work is paying off!”
Chris, 57, is a senior engineer who has owned a renewable vitality firm for 20 years that serves residential and business clients.
The Lengthy Island, N.Y., resident likes engaged on know-how, particularly wind generators, and in his free time he makes time to train.
“I began out strolling and mountaineering each different day,” Chris says. “Now I jog three miles each different day. In between my physique rests. Exercising, watching what I eat and ingesting loads of water all assist me obtain a superb A1C.”
Noting that he has a robust household historical past of Kind 2 diabetes, Chris explains, “My father was Kind 2, so have been my grandparents, my uncles, a brother and several other cousins. I need to be proactive about this illness so I handle myself.”
To maintain energetic, Chris has been educating salsa dancing to teams close to his residence on Lengthy Island twice weekly. “I’ve been educating these teams for 20 years and have discovered that dancing is a good way to get some train and socialize on the identical time. We seize a accomplice, I activate the music and we dance for an hour.
“My spouse, Wendy, steadily comes alongside and joins in. Afterwards, Wendy and I’m going out for a wholesome chew to eat. One among my favorites is a scrumptious Greek salad. I skip the soda and have a glass of water with it.”
Chris has been a vegetarian for 10 years and as of late he consumes much less sugar.
“I’ve obtained a candy tooth,” he says, “however I deal with it higher now. When the longing for sweets arises, I’ve some raisins or a banana. Sweet, cake, pies and cookies have been dramatically decreased. I’m significantly better off with out them! So now, salsa, anybody?”