This week we sit down with Harris, one of my younger brother’s closest friends, to talk about his experience with type 2 diabetes.
During his junior year of high school, Harris found out he had type 2 diabetes when he was in the hospital being treated for a football injury. It came as a real surprise. And, despite having a family history of diabetes and being overweight, nobody in his family had to face the challenges that come with having the disease at such a young age. Following doctor recommendations, Harris made some small adjustments to his diet and lifestyle in the years following the diagnosis, but it wasn’t until graduating college last year (Harris is now 22) that he decided he was going to tackle his diabetes head on and make some real lifestyle changes. Since graduation, Harris has made some serious dietary changes and has already lost a significant amount of weight. In this episode, Harris shares wisdom and insight from his journey, discussing his early struggles and denial, the hurdles he has faced along the way (especially dealing with diabetes during college) and the tools and strategies that he has used to take control of this disease. Thanks for tuning in!