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5th Day of Diabadass: Meet Scott Richter

12 Days of Diabadass - Scott Richter

Meet Scott

I'd introduce him, but Scott really does it better himself! He's been a One Drop Ambassador for several months, inspiring the whole community with every moment he logs.

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Read Scott's Ambassador bio below!

Are you a recently diagnosed T2D (Type 2 Diabetic)? You are not alone! I was diagnosed in early 2017. My A1c was 11.6, and my Doctor recommended insulin right away. Having a long family history of diabetes, I chose a different path - diet, exercise, and limited oral meds. After less than 6 months, my meds were reduced (and might get eliminated!), my A1c was 5.5, and I even got off a longstanding medication for hypertension. I'm here to tell you, you CAN get things under control! The first step is knowing your numbers. The next step is getting informed - the CDEs at One Drop are AWESOME for that. And then you need to start making some changes - eat smarter, get moving, and measure your BG frequently.

More about Scott's story

Scott joined One Drop at a recent event at Stanford Med, where he shared his story in greater detail through a recorded Skype video call. Many thanks to Scott for helping us share his wonderful story and spread the news about One Drop. (Spoiler: He's now off all the meds!) Watch the video here: [video width="1440" height="1080" mp4="https://reporting.onedrop.today/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Scott-Richter.mp4"][/video]

Congrats, Scott!

Off all the meds! Incredible! We hope you were as moved by this personal account as we were. At One Drop, nothing makes us happier than hearing from you all! If you have a great story to share, reach out to us at contact@onedrop.today. And don't forget to check out the Ambassadors feed and show some love to Scott and all the other One Droppers. We're all in this together! :-)  
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Rachel Sanchez-Madhur
Dec 25, 2017

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