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It’s been a while since I’ve updated my journal, mostly because I’ve been insanely busy at work. So I thought I would jot down a few interesting things that have happened in the past week or so. I spent around $300 to get 2 custom-made suits (with...

I might be able to get a pilot's license after all!

According to a friend of mine who is a flight instructor, people who can control their diabetes via diet alone can get their pilot’s license. Non-insulin dependent diabetics who take certain medications can still get their medical certificate, but it requires...

Soviet iron balls exercise

The Wall Street Journal recently had an article about various forms of exercise “boot camps”. They rated one of them, which use “kettlebells”, cast-iron weights used by the training regimen used by the Soviet military, as being...

The blood test results are in…

One of the advantages of having a father who is a doctor is that it’s easy to get blood tests done periodically. I just came back from visiting him in Chicago, and so I was able to get my HbA1C levels tested. The results? 5.2%, which is well within the normal...

Halfway there!

For the last two days, my weight has been below 220 pounds. This is Goodness! This means that I have lost a little over 40 pounds since I diagnosed myself with type II diabetes, and have another 40 pounds to go before I’m at the “healthy” weight as...

Insulin level hacking

I’ve been measuring my weight, body fat, blood pressure/pulse, blood sugar, amount of exercise, and amount of sleep every morning, and I’ve found it useful and interesting to be paying attention to this level of data on a continuing basis. It’s...