For a long time, Eric disregarded what was best for his health. Considering his grandfather died from diabetes and his mother has lived with it for decades, his diagnosis came as a shock without being much of a surprise.
When Eric posted the news on Facebook last summer, a long-time acquaintance from our Austin online marketing circle happened to see it. This person, Mark Lyne, was diabetic and had been considering sharing his journey through a Facebook group.
This fledgling Facebook group–and Mark’s knowledge shared through it–was the impetus for Eric’s major lifestyle change. If not for Mark, it’s possible Eric would’ve spent the rest of his life following the conventional “wisdom” regarding diabetes care, on a rollercoaster with his disease.
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Instead of that scenario, Eric turned up the self-discipline and ate himself out of Type II diabetes in four months. [Read more…]