More Blog Entries About Exercise and Diabetes

One of the many little voices in my head told me, as I contemplated what I should write this week, to not write about exercise again. I often listen to those voices because they’re kind of on the ball and help me to make good decisions. On Monday I decided I’d find something else to write about. Avoid the exercise topic! You see, it’s the time of year when topics aren’t coming to mind as easily as they did during the summer. I don’t know, I can’t explain it. To write about exercise, however, seemed too easy, something to avoid.

Then yesterday I read this article[1] by Quinn Phillips. Good stuff. Highly recommend and recommend you post a comment. I wanted to comment on the piece, but I begged off. Quinn’s article focuses on exercise and Type 2 diabetes[2], which kept me at bay just enough to hush.

However, the topic went a ways in helping to silence that voice whispering to me what a good topic this week wasn’t.

“Eric,” that voice said, “Eric, maybe I was wrong. You ought to write about exercise.”

So in preparation for this week, I went back to the catalog of my blog entries and discovered this one[3], and also this[4]: two entries out of over 150 that were about exercise. Oh, wait, I also found these two (1[5], (2[6]), in which I wrote about embracing a higher HbA1C. I’m sure there are more, because no doubt I’ve mentioned the gym or working out in other blog entries.

But I guess what I’m trying to say is that I misremembered the number of entries in which I wrote about exercise. It hasn’t been all that many.

You know why? (Or at least you want to know what I think?) I think it’s because lately I’ve been doing it — exercise, that is — and thinking a lot about it (again, exercise). I love my workout routines. I look forward to the gym in a way that previously I’ve not experienced. And I’ve found incredible benefits to both diabetes and mental health in the past four months of a steady, dedicated workout routine than I expected.

Therefore, since I haven’t overdone the writing-about-exercise bit, I’m going to put together a series of entries over the next several weeks in which I talk about Eric Lagergren and exercise.

Here, then, is just some of what you can expect to hear about in the coming weeks:

Because I’ve yet to suss out how I want to approach this, today you only get the vague bullet-point teaser. If, in reading this, you have some issues with exercise and would like to share them, please do. My canvas at this point is somewhat blank, even though I’ve many colors ready to splash up there.

  1. this article:
  2. Type 2 diabetes:
  3. this one:
  4. this:
  5. 1:
  6. 2:
  7. Type 1 diabetes:

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Eric Lagergren: Eric Lagergren was born in 1974 but didn’t give much thought to diabetes until March 2007, when he was diagnosed with Type 1. He now gives quite a bit of thought to the condition, and to help him better understand his life as a person with diabetes, he writes about it. Eric is the senior editor for the Testing Division at the University of Michigan’s English Language Institute in Ann Arbor. (Eric Lagergren is not a medical professional.)

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