Bicycling Magazine Feature

Bicycling Magazine published a profile of yours truly on their website. They titled it “How Cycling Helps Him Manage His Diabetes.”

The article came about from a form I filled out on their website, asking for stories from those whose health has benefited from cycling (although that’s pretty much all of us, isn’t it?)

The editor of the article, Jordan Smith, got back to me and we did some emailing back and forth. The result is this article, which I thought came out really well.

The focus is on how cycling helped me control my diabetes. I’ve written about that more extensively here, as well. It was definitely a defining moment in my life, and I hope others read about it and see how it can help them, too.

It’s sort of interesting to be featured in a magazine. I’ve been a writer and editor myself for decades, and have done many of these types of profiles for others. Being on the other side of the process is fun, I have to say!

Thanks again, Jordan and Bicycling for the article.

4 thoughts on “Bicycling Magazine Feature”

  1. Nice story. Glad to hear others are taking control of their Type 2. My story is quite similiar. I was diagnosed 16 years ago at age 41. At that time, I was 212 pounds and my A1C was 6.5. Today, I am 159 pounds and my A1C is 6.3. There are many mechanisms for Type 2 diabetes. Some of them are “reversible”, some are “less reversible”.

    Regardless, cycling is a great way to remain active throughout your lifetime. This activty from cycling is a great way to use up the excess glucose in the body.

    Tom Chang
    Type 2 Ambassador, Team Novo Nordisk

  2. I was stunned by this story. I am 71 years, diagnosed with type 2 in August 2020. In younger years I was on bike a lot including century rides. I tried riding a 35 year old Cannondale on excercise stand in basement but was not consistent. Then this January I jumped back on bike first thing in morning every morning for 30-40 minutes, 10 miles. I needed to get the ride done early or I would find too many reasons not to do it during the day. My A1C dropped from 10.2 to 6.8. Now I need to add more miles outdoors with weather breaking on new gravel bike and road bike. Perhaps I will be able to drop my metformin. Thanks for the encouraging story. Stay safe everyone.

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