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100 Burpees A Day For Diabetes Awareness Month

3000 burpees in a month can’t be good for anyone can they? Well, maybe they can, especially if you’ve got the beetus!

For the month of November I will be doing 100 burpees a day to raise awareness for #DiabetesAwarenessMonth!

That’s 3,000 burpees across the month! My aim is to have a vehicle from which to make people aware of, or remind them about, the serious impact diabetes has on the 422 million people living with it, and the almost 4 million people killed by it, every year.

This is also an interesting project for me and hopefully other diabetics as I will be doing a, less than scientific, benchmark of key metrics related to diabetes. I want to see just how much of a positive impact a relatively short amount of exercise each day can have. I will be benchmarking weight, average blood glucose, average insulin, resting heart rate and the time taken to do the 100 burpees each week.

I will update the below table each week with my benchmark metrics in the hope I, and others, can get a picture of what changes regular, high intensity exercise can deliver.

StartWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
⚖️ Weight98.8kg100kg100kg100kg100kg
? Average BG7.8mmol6.7mmol6.5mmol6.7mmol6.8mmol
? Daily bolus dose11 units11 units11 units11 units11 units
❤️ Resting heart rate70 bpm63 bpm52 bpm58 bpm60 bpm
⏱ Time to 10015min20sec13min05sec12min21sec10min18sec9min58sec

Are you doing anything for #DiabetesAwarenessMonth?

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