With a family history of diabetes, EK knew he had to start paying attention to his health and cut back on the fast foods he was consuming during hectic workdays. After suddenly feeling weak and light-headed, he finally went for tests, which confirmed he had type 2 diabetes.
Speaking on his introduction to diabetes and falling ill:
“I was immediately put on insulin – just as my body was starting to shut down from diabetic ketoacidosis,”
EK eventually began to recover. Soon he began the challenging road to health by learning how to eat properly and exercise regularly. “I learned a lot from my diabetic educator, and Merck provided information on treatment options and tips on how to maintain my blood-sugar level, so I could take care of myself properly.”
Because of EK's remarkable transformation, he’s reduced his need for medication. Under the guidance of his doctor and with input from Merck, he’s gone from four to five shots of insulin a day to a twice-daily combination of oral medications.
With a healthy body and a great attitude, EK now wants to help others. “I’ll even go shopping with my friends to help them buy healthier food. I try to open their eyes.”
When: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Time: 10am EST
Where: WAEC Love860 AM Radio or listen online: http://love860.com/
About EK Ray:
EK is a Diabetes Awareness Advocate, Healthy Living Speaker & Author. He travels the country speaking to communities bringing awareness to the resources available to prevent and fight Diabetes. He is also completing a book on living with Diabetes and how he turned his life around. For more details on Mr. Ray, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/
About Chef Charles Mattocks and The Healthy Dish Radio Show:
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