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.
|Start||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Daily bolus dose||11 units||11 units||11 units||11 units||11 units|
|Resting heart rate||70 bpm||63 bpm||52 bpm||58 bpm||60 bpm|
|Time to 100||15min20sec||13min05sec||12min21sec||10min18sec||9min58sec|
Are you doing anything for #DiabetesAwarenessMonth?