[Homeroast] OT: Compass Coffee Striders Step Out - Walk to Stop Diabetes

Janomac janomac at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 10:20:01 CDT 2012

In an old tradition of this list, I hereby award you hearty "kudos" and an
additional 1,000 CSPs (Coffee Snob Points)*. You remind me that I should be
taking my own health more seriously and getting my fat ol' butt moving
more. I think I'll take a walk after work.

*For those of you new to the list and perhaps unaware of some of out
history here, this is a real compliment --not a dig-- to get awarded coffee
snob points.

Best to all,

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> You're invited to join us Saturday September 29th, 2012 in person or in
> spirit.
> http://main.diabetes.org/goto/compasscoffee
> You know me as miKe mcKoffee aka Mike the Head Bean and Roast Master of
> Compass Coffee here in Vancouver (not BC!) Washington (not the Capital!). I
> am committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event because I
> personally know some of them and I am now one of them.
> July 25, 2012 my life changed forever. I'd been having a hard time
> breathing
> for a couple days because of a virus that had hit my lungs hard. Ended up
> going to the ER that night barely able to breath. This was the third time
> in
> my life this had happened - the last time over a decade ago. While on a
> second round of breathing treatments they came back and took a 2nd blood
> sample for more testing. Came back later and asked when I'd eaten last.
> Told
> them 7 or 8 hours ago. They told me fasting blood glucose was at 300. 300
> compared to what, didn't mean a thing to me! I was diagnosed as Type 2
> Diabetic. That 300 would have been in the range of 70 to 100 for a normal
> person! I was given a prescription for Metformin 2x500 and sent home with
> follow-up appointment with a Dr of Internal Medicine.
> Saw the doctor the morning of July 31st and got a meter to monitor my blood
> sugar levels. Took my first after meal reading in his office - 430. I'd
> done
> a bit of online research by then, enough to know this was very very bad,
> anything above 140 and organ damage begins! Did you know more people die of
> Diabetes each year than die from Cancer? One of the tidbits I'd picked up
> researching and now I got scared! A bit of researching turned into a lot of
> researching. Major lifestyle change was in order. In addition to the oral
> meds and low carb smart carb diet began power walking a minimum 30 minutes
> per day August 9th. Yesterday September 1st was 24 days in 25 - 20th
> consecutive day power walking. As a small business owner I once upon a time
> made the excuse I didn't have time to exercise. Today different mindset, I
> make the time to exercise no matter what! Have heard some interesting
> comments people sometimes seeing me power walking in a big loop in front of
> the Roastery.
> Results so far of taking control of this disease making drastic lifestyle
> changes? First 7 days testing averaged 215 before meals (target 70-110)
> after 307 (target 90-140). Month and a couple days later now and latest 7
> day avg before meals 98 after 120! And feel 1000% better!
> Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and
> you
> already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation
> or joining our team, you will be helping the Association provide
> community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with
> diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
> As a team, united in our desire to Stop Diabetes, we are asking for your
> support. Please make a donation to one of our team members or become one of
> us by joining our team. When we bring together dedicated team members and
> kind donors, the power we have as a group far outweighs what any of us
> could
> do alone.
> We truly appreciate your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!
> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> http://www.mckoffee.com/
> Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> before.
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