Day 5: A Small Change Made A Big Difference for Ted
The key to making any small changes last is making sure that they fit into your own lifestyle. You may even find that
some of the small changes you can make are easily within reach. In the case of our Lantus® Mentor, Ted, the change came
in the shape of “man’s best friend.”
Stepping Into Success
“I’m not a gym guy, so I knew that I’d look elsewhere for my exercise. Turns out my dog, Katie, had the solution—she
loves to walk. When I first started, I was very overweight and I had trouble walking—so we just started with short
trips to the mailbox.
Each week we added a little more distance and eventually, our walk grew to six miles a day. I think both Katie and
I can agree that it’s great for both of us. I don’t even really view it as exercise now. It’s an activity that
fits into my routine, and it happens to help me fight diabetes.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that you should walk six miles a day, but I will say that you should focus
on finding an activity that works for you. After all, there’s no right or wrong way to get active.”
Ted, taking Lantus® since 2008
The Results Are Easy to See
Between his fun walks with his dog and an adjustment in his diet, Ted lost an incredible 120 lbs. over a 2-year period.
In the end, it didn’t take much for Ted to see a big difference in his life. And his commitment to keeping his blood
sugar under control is stronger than ever.
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