Cy's Story

As much as I have learned about diabetes being with Cy, I can't even pretend to say that I understand what it's like to actually be diabetic.  So I wanted a place for Cy to be able to explain it to you in his own words.  So without further adue...

Hello!  I'm Cy and I love penguins.
 I am the reason why this blog is called "No Pasta for Penguins." 

I am an insulin dependent Type 2 Diabetic.  I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 15 years old, although I may have had Diabetes earlier than that.  The history of the disease runs on my father's side.  I have had my share of ups and downs with Diabetes.  The fact that I was diagnosed toward the end of high school made things quite difficult for me.  I was at an age where I thought I knew everything and that nothing, even Diabetes, would harm me. 

Unfortunately, this mentality carried over into college, where I was all alone with my disease. Everything caught up to me.  I was told by my doctor that I only had a few years to live in my present condition.  I did not eat very well, I did not exercise nearly enough and I paid the toll. 

From that moment on I decided to make a conscious effort to improve my life and to treat Diabetes seriously.  I started to exercise regularly and even learned how to cook for myself.  I wanted to avoid overly fatty and sweet foods served in restaurants as well as be able to control my portion sizes.  With my lifestyle changes I have been able to maintain a normal blood glucose level (My last A1C was 5.7).  Currently, I am a Graduate student trying to get my Master's in Mechanical Engineering.  I spend my free time playing basketball and cooking.  

I hope that everyone can find some benefit from the recipes on this blog.  Here's to your health and to your ongoing fight with Diabetes! 


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