The dangers I face in my daily efforts in reversing type 2 diabetes.
The Dangers of Riding a Bike
Reversing type 2 diabetes and staying healthy can be health hazard.
This morning a car passed way close to me this morning. I am still healing up from my road rash of a month ago and the last thing I need right now is to tangle with a jerk in a large pick-up truck. I am going to lose every time.
I know the guy could see me. I have a very bright red flashing rear LED light and a very bright flashing LED headlight. He either was not paying attention or just wanted to give me a bit of scare. Any more accidents and I am going to seriously consider just putting the bike a trainer and move the battle for reversing type 2 diabetes indoors. It’s not as much fun and I think the exercise value is less. My legs feel it more when I ride for real on the streets. But it’s hard to get hurt on a trainer.
That made me start to think about bike safety and my lone bit of protection, my bike helmet.
I don’t like wearing my helmet. I would rather wear a little bike cap as cyclists used to wear years a go. I think they’re cool looking. But I wear my helmet because it’s good for me. That made me think about the question of, how much protection does my helmet give me?
I really don’t know. Just about every magazine, website and blog recommends that I wear a helmet, the skid lid, the brain bucket. So I do.
I’m taking it on faith there is some protection there. Not much, but some.
- Fasting Blood Glucose Level: 102 mg/dl. Not bad considering the late night pizza carb fest.
- Weight: 186 lbs.
- Exercise: 45 minute bike ride. Way past 10 miles this morning. I feel so proud. Burned off a bunch of carbohydrates.
- Mood: 7.0
- Breakfast: Usual morning fruit medley and oatmeal with craisins.
- Lunch: Tomato basil soup
- Dinner: Tex-Mex! My Sensible Friday Splurge
- Snacks: A small handful of almonds.