MEET DREW HARRISBERG-
Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Diabetes Educator, Drews Daily Dose
Ever since I was a young kid I’ve been intrigued with the human body (both physically and physiologically), as well as had a keen interest in science and nutrition. My love for all of those topics is what sent me on the path to becoming a qualified health professional.
I’ve always considered myself a ‘healthy’ person, but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 23 that I began to understand the true meaning of the word.
Sure, my world shifted when I was first diagnosed, but after making positive changes to the way I live, eat, move and approach life, I can honestly say I am happier and healthier today than I was before my diagnosis. So in a way you could say that diabetes gave me the gift of health.
Diabetes is a very small part of what makes me Drew. I’m an exercise physiologist, diabetes educator, sport scientist and most importantly – I’m a happy and healthy guy thriving with type 1 diabetes. I’ve not only accepted living with it, I’ve learned to love it and manage it so that it doesn’t manage me.
Diabetes was my wake up call to not only rethink how I was eating and moving, but it very quickly let me know that I was far from invincible. It allowed me to take a look at the bigger picture. I became aware that I had been overlooking many of the other aspects of life that contribute towards being healthy and happy.
I took a bit of time off from face-to-face consulting in order to build an online platform. My website Drew’s Daily Dose is a home to empower, educate, inspire, and motivate people with and without diabetes.
I’m in the process of starting my own private practice based in Sydney. I’ll be working as an AEP with a focus on diabetes.
It makes me feel amazing, and a nice byproduct is it helped me get into the best physical shape of my life. It’s like a form of medicine that we can freely and happily administer to ourselves. For me, it’s a way to manage and control my insulin and blood sugar levels. It helps me stay focused, happy and healthy.