You are about to meet a man who never let diabetes prevent him from accomplishing everything he wanted in life: good health, success in business, community service, family, and politics. Rick Mystrom knew that education about his disease and applying new and bold medical advances were crucial to his health. He has become one of the most knowledgeable persons living with diabetes in my extensive practice and frequently serves as a role model and authoritative resource for others.
Jeanne R. Bonar MD, FACP, FACE
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine
It is the patient, not the doctor who manages diabetes. Rick Mystrom is the gold medal winner for controlling
his diabetes. He has become so skilled that he can adjust his insulin level when he sees the meal he is going to eat. His results: no
complications from his long history of disease. He is the expert, I am the learner.
Thomas S. Nighswander MD MPH
Assistant Regional Clinical Dean, Alaska WWAMI Program
Rick Mystrom is a wonderful example of Living Healthy with Diabetes.
As a 47 year Type 1 Diabetic with a compelling interest in learning about diabetes, he has tested his blood sugars 6-10 time a day for
over 30 years. What he has learned is, in many ways as helpful to prediabetics and Type 2 diabetics as Type 1 diabetics.
Through 30-40,000 self tests of blood sugar, he has learned which foods cause more insulin demand and therefore more weight gain.
And conversely he has learned which foods cause less insulin demand and therefore weight loss.
He’s also a believer that “A perfect diet does not lead to a perfect life” –only a boring life. He shows you how to develop good eating
patterns and how they will become good eating habits and how you can be healthier, trimmer and feel better.
He has learned that unless you’re training for a specific competition, forget the concept of “No Pain, No Gain”.
Going to a gym and working too hard results in only one certain reaction “quitting”.
He shares it all in his new book, “My Wonderful Life With Diabetes” scheduled for publication late this summer.
For anyone with Type 1, Type 2 diabetes or who has a loved one with diabetes, reading this book will be a life changing and life