Typically this page is filled with details about the authors/blogger/artists life.

Some history.

How they started doing whatever it is they’re doing.

Let’s be honest, that’s a little boring.

Facts can tell you a lot, but they don’t really tell you much.

I mean, if I tell you that I’ve been a personal trainer for ten years, that I love to deadlift, and can eat myself sick on gummy bears, does that give you any better idea of what to expect from this site?


Instead, I would like to use this page to tell you why this site exists at all.

At 37 years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  After the initial shock subsided, I began to read everything I could on the disease.  The more I read, the more I realized that something was missing.

I found articles on medication.  I found articles on dosage, and how to count carbs.  I found inspiring stories of people who were able to manage their disease through (insert-brand-name) insulin.

All that was great, and maybe a little helpful.

But I noticed there was a piece of the informational puzzle that was missing.

As a personal trainer, I know the profound benefits that exercise, specifically strength training, can have on diabetes.  The way it can impact blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and help diabetics manage their disease can’t be overstated.

But, I didn’t see much information out there.  So little, in fact, that I was shocked.  Sure, there were some articles on why you should exercise, and a few articles that gave advice on some exercises for diabetics to do.  But, there just wasn’t much.

Because I’ve spent the last decade helping people get stronger, leaner, and improve the quality of their lives, not to mention have worked out for 20+ years, I knew what to do to manage my new disease.

But, what about someone who has never set foot in a gym?

Or, someone who has no idea how to workout?

What about someone who doesn’t know the difference between a dumbbell and a barbell?

Where were the resources for them?

The resources weren’t there.

Enter The Diabetic Trainer.

The Diabetic Trainer was created to fill that gap.

To help type 1, type 2, and even pre-diabetics, navigate their strength training journey.

This site exists to help you reclaim and improve the quality of your life.

While diabetics certainly don’t need to be treated with kid gloves, they do need to be mindful of certain things.  And, some direction can help you make the most of your strength training efforts.  Plus, sometimes it’s really helpful to have someone who knows what you’re going through.  (Hi, I’m Mike and I have diabetes.)

This site is committed to helping you live your best life.

This site is committed to helping you manage your diabetes.

This site is committed to you.

So, welcome.

I’m glad you’re here.

-Michael Gray, founder of The Diabetic Trainer