In this video, Bunker Hill talks with icyou about living with diabetes.
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Question: Why do you walk for diabetes? Bunker Hill: So about 15 years ago, I was diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes. So I take a little personal now than a kid. First it was, hey come on, walk with your kid and have fun, but I have a vested interest in researching and development. So I take it hard literally now. Question: How does diabetes affect your life? Bunker Hill: I treat with medication. Doctor said, if I lose 20 pounds, I can come off, but I am on some insulin lantus, it's a 24 hour time release type insulin. Sugars are doing really good, sugar levels. I do check my sugar level three or four times a day and I was very watchful what I eat. I don't eat pizza for four times a week and stuff like that, so more vegetables, you know, the good stuff. Question: Advice for others recently diagnosed with diabetes. Bunker Hill: Seriously! For sure, if you don't exercise, start exercising and stay with us, it's one of the biggest things, all of the medications. Then diet; be real careful of what you're going to eat, you do need to monitor sugar. So I've gotten spells, I would just monitor just in the morning and get busy and forget about it during the day time, but you really need to check in before and after meals, and certainly even at night if you snack at night, which I used to do. It can pump you up really high, late in night. You don't realize it tackles your sleep, but in the morning, you got sugars that are in the -- could be in the 160s, 180s or whatever. So diet, exercise, and just be careful with yourself and don't get carried away. The biggest challenge you work -- I work for the heart but the biggest challenge there is we have -- you know people eating cup cakes, you just go to say no or take a little bite and then throw the rest away or something but it's just really -- basically what I am saying is exercise, watch what you eat and just be aware of the sugar level.