With the help of BEATDiabetes, Dr. Pendleton has successfully improved his blood sugar control and decreased his risk of diabetes complications. In doing so, he qualified for and was the lucky winner of the November $1000 BEATDiabetes Drawing for Charlottesville area participants.
Dr. Pendleton was kind enough to answer some questions about his journey with Type 2 diabetes, his advice for others, and what he plans to do with his winnings.
How long have you had Type 2 diabetes?
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago.
What has been the biggest challenge for you in dealing with diabetes?
My biggest challenge in dealing with diabetes is being consistent in counting carbs and portion sizes.
What changes have you made that have helped improve your blood sugar?
I have made a concerted effort to walk at least 2-3 miles every day and pay close attention to eating the right portion sizes.
How has the BEATDiabetes program helped you manage your diabetes?
The regular reminders to check my blood sugar has been most helpful. This has helped me to better manage my diabetes and maintain the big picture of the disease.
What motivates you to make healthy choices?
I want to feel good, look good and live good!
What advice do you have for others trying to improve their diabetes control?
Improving your diabetes control is a must! It can be done with a mindset to work at it daily.
What do you plan to do with the $1000?
I plan to share it with my walking partner who motivates and inspires me to always believe that there is life after diabetes.
Congratulations to Dr. Pendleton for making healthy choices and improving his diabetes control!
Work hard to improve your blood sugars, and the next $1000 drawing winner could be YOU!