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In 2010 I was trying to lose weight because I have felt a difference in my weight and energy level.
I was always tired and sleepy, I was having back aches and the bottom of my feet were in such pain that I could not stand or get out of the bed for many days. I decided to lose weight so I decided to go on a fast diet where I drink liquids and ate salads for two weeks straight I was only eating meat once a day. I was losing weight but the burning in my feet my back aches and my energy level were still very bad.
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One day I was coming out of the bank and I felt so tired I could barely stand up. I collapsed and woke up in the hospital where I stayed for 7 days I was told that I had type 2 diabetes.
At that time I didn’t know what diabetes was I didn’t know that my grandfather had diabetes and my mother had it. 8 years later my diabetes is manageable and I don’t have as much pain in my back or feet from the neuropathy. I decided to start an organization. My organization deals with three areas that being healthy eating lifestyles, homelessness, and minority incarceration rates.
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Working and dedicating my time to the people who need me really helps me deal with my disease.