“If he can do it, I can do it.”
That’s what Steve Rodriguez of CrossFit Fort Vancouver wants diabetics to say after watching him work out.
Steve is a Type 1 diabetic who has set his eyes on competing in the 2011 sectionals, and he’s taking the “evidence-based results” of CrossFit to the next level with a logbook of his nutrition and blood-sugar levels before and after CrossFit workouts. He hopes he can share this information with the community to help fellow diabetics manage the disease while training hard.
Steve hopes to provide the motivation others need to commit to their fitness and nutrition, and perhaps he’ll even inspire a few to become elite CrossFitters. Steve wants to show them that it can be done: a diabetic can be a competitor.
Additional reading: No Limits by Catherine Cochran, published June 21, 2010.