Diabetes Testimonials

My experience with rowing was very sporadic until June 16, 2002, when I started rowing regularly. Two and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Both my grandmothers died from complications of diabetes and my dad and three of his sisters are diabetic so, it is rampant in my family. Walking had been my main exercise until I got back on my rower and found out how it lowered my blood sugar readings. Read More ›

—Diane B

I am a 57-year-old man who was a distance runner for fifteen years. About two years ago I began looking for alternative exercises as a way of staying in shape and not pounding my knees, hips, and back. I went back to rowing because it was an old piston type rowing machine that got me started on the fitness trail twenty years ago. In January, my doctor told me that I had developed a pre-diabetic condition and suggested that I lose twenty pounds and get back on the exercise path. So I (dragged) out my old rower and started to watch what I ate. Read More ›

—Bob J

I've done a LOT of sporadic rowing over the years (without any commitment to keeping track), then I discovered committed rowing improved my blood glucose... and that LOTS of rowing VASTLY improved my diabetes—to where my daily numbers are usually in the "healthy/normal" range (>110) and steady throughout the day. My endocrinologist has reduced my insulin dosage twice in the past year. It's my dream to someday row myself off ALL diabetic medications. I found that logging online caused me to row MUCH more consistently (my kids say constantly). Read More ›

—Don

I took up exercising seriously upon the diagnosis of diabetes in late 2003. By the end of '04 I had reversed all blood sugar chemistries and achieved blood pressure and cholesterol milestones after shedding 45 lbs. But, I gradually became bored with only cycling and lifting; convinced of the benefits of lifestyle changes I looked for alternatives and variety; along came Concept2 in March '06. I am now hooked and well underway for my Mkm year have already lost a further 9 lbs. Read More ›

—Paul Beech

I can consistently lower my glucose 50 points for every 10 minutes I row. Read More ›

—Sharon White

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