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2. We are all in the same boat
3. Diabetes Denial
It has been almost 11 years now that I have know about my diabetes (type 2) and I still do not eat correctly or exercise. Even knowing how important it is to do both. I don't know what to do to get me going in the right direction. I do not want to be a victim of all the effects of this disease. Help!! Why can't I do the right thing? Is there something wrong with me?
Subject: We are all in the same boat
I had the same attitude as you when I was first diagnosed as a diabetic. They put me on a diabetic pill but of course that did not help me because of multiple health issues, so once I was put on insulin three times a day,my whole attitude changed. I met with a diabetic couselor several times and that helped me a lot because I had to keep checking in with her on my blood sugar readings. Of course I strived to eat better just to have good readings to report to her. I have many health problems, so I know it is best to restrain my self from eating sweets. I do cheat occassionally and always have a guilt trip afterwards. It is best that we control our sugar because we do not want our vision,kidneys and heart affected and it can affect other things too.
Hang tough--we are all in the same boat. I am just glad to be able to get around.
Subject: Diabetes Denial
Yes…for a while I did. My sugar level was read at 150 so I didn’t think it was THAT bad and I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of my living my life the way I wanted to (and was used to). But after reading many publications and learning how diabetes can lead to so many other complications if not treated, I wised up. Also, my father-in-law started out with Type 2 diabetes and was only on pills to keep it under control. He did not eat right, nor did he take is medication and now, because of that, he has to give himself insulin injections. I’d like to avoid that if at all possible.
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