My Wonderful Life with Diabetes by Rick Mystrom is an Inspiring and empowering story of living healthy, living active, and living well with diabetes—a “must-read” for Type 1 diabetics, Type 2 diabetics, or parents and loved ones of young Type 1 diabetics.
Rick Mystrom was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1964 while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Soon after the diagnosis, he committed himself to live a healthy, bold, and active life with diabetes and promised himself he would never complain about having diabetes. He has kept these commitments.
Now at 78 years of age and a diabetic for 50 years, Rick is a paragon of good health. He credits his good health to a positive attitude, good eating habits, an active lifestyle, and an understanding of diabetes.
In 1972 Rick and his young family moved to Alaska, where he started and operated two successful businesses. In 1981, at 37 years of age, he was named Alaska’s Small Business Person of the Year and one of America’s top three Small Businessmen.
He served two terms as mayor of Anchorage. As mayor, he was elected chairman of the Alaska Conference of Mayors and was selected twice as Alaska’s Elected Official of the Year. He founded the Anchorage Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee and served as chairman of America’s Olympic Bid Committee for the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games.
Rick has three children, who are all living productive and fulfilling lives of their own.
Rick has indeed lived a healthy, active life with diabetes. So can you.