Being Fit Is No Longer an Option

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Highlights: Meet Charlie O'Connell, a person with type 1 who has devoted his life to helping others achieve their fitness goals; From the dLife Kitchen, Chef Michel Nischan shares a delicious dish – Creole vegetables and chicken; Jim Turner takes us down memory lane as he revisits the day of his diabetes diagnosis; Jonny White shows us real people overcoming diabetes limitations. Web Extras

Last Modified Date: March 11, 2014

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by Carey Potash
Charlie’s 12-year anniversary with type 1 just passed and I still know nothing about this diabetes and why it hates us so much. As if to remind us that it was its anniversary, diabetes unleashed hell on Friday. Charlie was stranded well over 400 for hours and even tipped the scale at 580. Susanne pulled Charlie out of school and started what became a wartime exercise in futility. It was one of the worst blood sugar days we’ve had in years. ...