Diabetes Pushes “Seinfeld” Actor, Daniel von Bargen To Attemp Suicide

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Diabetes Complications Pushes “Seinfeld”Actor Daniel von Bargen Over The Edge, and Attemps Suicide By Shooting Himself In The Head.

When I saw the headline a few minutes ago in the news about Daniel von Bargen shooting himself in the head over Diabetes, I was in shock. I clicked on the link and watched the the TMZ video and I started crying as I was watching this video. This is EXACTLY what Climb For Charity is ALL about! To bring awareness to the destructiveness of the diseases DIABETES and OBESITY.

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As I’m writing I am still crying. Daniel von Bargen felt like he ran out of options. What a horrible emotional place to be in. I remember the first time my legs went numb during a concert performance. It was horrible and scary!  Watching this video touched close to home. Daniel von Garben diabetes had gotten so bad that he already had 1 leg amputated and was going to the hospital that day to have some toes removed. He reached his limit. How he survived the gunshot wound, is a miracle. watch the video below. Share it with other people that you know have diabetes. This is a HUGE wakeup call for ALL diabetics!

Diabetes can and does destroy every aspect of ones life if it goes untreated. I don’t know what Daniel von Bargen‘s situation is or if he was undergoing some sort of treatment. But I do know, if a diabetic does not get treatment and medical attentions ones health will go from bad to worse, rapidly.

Amputations:
More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes. ••
In 2006, about 65,700 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.

It’s estimated that 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.
-Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure
-Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults ages 20-74
-Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.•
-Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States

THREE RESOURCES FOR DIABETES:
Climb for Charity: http://climbforcharity.com/resources/diabetes-stats/
Nation Wide: http://Diabetes.org
For Nevada/California Go To:  http://DiabetesNV.org/

Folks, I’m on a mission to bring awareness to OBESITY and DIABETES. It destroys people’s lives! Hopefully my climbing Mt Kilimanjaro will help in this fight!

Let’s all say a quick prayer for Daniel von Bargen and a healthy recovery.

Have a Blessed Day,
Robby LeBlanc

Over 44,000 People Are Registered For The Las Vegas Marathon!

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Robby LeBlanc here on December 1, 2011 and in just 4 days I’ll be part of the 44,000 people that have registered for the the Rock “N” Roll Las Vegas Marathon! That just blows me away that 44, 000 people have actually registered for this once a year Las Vegas event. Last year I believe there were about 30,000 people registered. It will be very exciting. They will be blocking off the entire Las Vegas strip From Tropicanna all the way to downtown from 3 pm till 10 pm.

My trainer, Nancy Dickenson gave her TEAM of Runners/Walkers a workout Schedule to follow, which I have been doing religously. So this week, we are scaling down on the daily miles and focusing on getting rest. Being rested and mentally prepared for the Mararthon is critical. So last night I did a casal 2 miles on the tradmill and came home. This morning I’ll meet with Nancy and the TEAM at the Las Vegas Athlectic Club for a very light workout.

Preparing for a marathon has many moving parts. There is the mental aspect, Diet, Exercise and so on. Part of my daily rituals besides my working out are, checking my Blood Glucose levels and my Blood Pressure. Being a diabetic I have to keep a keen eye on all my numbers. I need to check my feet first thing in the morning for any cuts, blisters or maybe something that may be stuck in my foot, like a pin that I may not feel due to Daibetic Neuropathy.

In training for this marathon, I have had to put on some serious miles on a weekly basis. The more miles I put on, the more wear and tear on my feet! So I have been finding myself checking my feet and Bloob Gluscose levels more regularily. This morning I woke and checked my blood and it was 110. This is higher than usual for me, as I’m usually in the 90-100 area. This just tells me I need to keep a keen eye my food choices today.

To Better Health…

Keep Being Brilliant,
Robby LeBlanc

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