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Michael Halwas

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Michael Halwas:

Hi I'm Michael Halwas im 24 years old and fitness and bodybuilding is my life. At age 12 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Growing up with diabetes was hard not being able to eat normal food like regular people, getting low blood sugar attacks and high blood sugar spells and just feeling like gar bage some days.. Having diabetes always made me feel out of place I always felt like I had a set back or a handicap from doing things, but at 18, I started getting into working out and exercising regularly and since then fitness has changed my life completely it helped me have better control over my blood sugars and for someone with diabetes keeping blood sugars stable is a must. When I was around 22 I really got into lifting and bodybuilding and I then found bodybuilding was something I really loved to do, and then decided I wanted to compete one day when I told my doctors that I wanted to compete they said it would be too hard on the body, and the dieting is too hard for someone like me and it would be extremely hard. From that point on I made it my mission to compete. Testing my blood sugar up to 12 times a day and injecting myself with small doses of insulin another 12 times just too keep my blood sugars absolutely perfect is an every day occurrence and I cant change that. If I miss a dose I get high blood sugars, if I don't do my calculations properly for my medication I get low sugars and could go into a coma. and Through my life I've probably gave myself 25000 needles and tested my blood the same but I have to do it I don't have a choice and Diabetes doesn't really come with any perks besides being super strict with nutrition. I don't gain muscle as fast, I gain fat extremely easy, my metabolism isn't as good as a normal persons and a bunch of other complications that come with having diabetes. I can't really overcome diabetes it's a disease that has no cure im insulin dependent no amount of exercise or eating healthy is going to cure me, but ive accepted it and im not letting it stop me from achieving my goal. And that's to compete in fitness competitions and continue to compete and be the best I can be.

 

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