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Diabetes - Don't Do as My Friend Did

My friend is a sweet old guy. He found earlier in life that he had diabetes. But he always had this gift of denial that gave him excuses as to how something bad was OK. Do not each of us make excuses like those some times?

So he wold eat any foods he chose, sodas, alcoholic beverages, yes, even chocolate fudge, eagerly.

My friend is nigh on to 80 today, and it would seem like he got away with it all. But did he?

First he lost one leg. Then the next. So his troubles stopped there, right? Now they're looking at one of his hands.

And where is my friend's home? It vacillates between assisted living and a nursing home. He's keeping up his spirits, but where will it all stop? Another friend of mine for a short while cared for his great grandmother. She lost both legs and both arms. She lost her vision. She was deaf. And she could only mumble. Surprisingly she lived a number of years before she died.

What kind of life did she have? Take diabetes seriously...

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lookatdesktop wrote on September 18, 2017, 11:29 AM

Yes, indeed. Diabetes is a very very serious and debilitating disease and type 2 can do as much damage in later years as type one in young people. The thing I know about it is, since it runs in my family, is to cut back on excess sugar but since I have slightly raised triglycerides I need to wake up and really seriously consider a new lifestyle to possibly slow down or halt the progress that may become bad for me in the very near future.

VinceSummers wrote on September 18, 2017, 12:04 PM

Yes, old fellow. One of the best ways to lower blood sugar is cut out the whites -- white rice, white bread, white potatoes, and white flour. Sadly, it also cuts out desirability in this old man's opinion.

MegL wrote on September 18, 2017, 6:10 PM

Diabetes is a very serious illness and can lead to other problems as well, including raised blood pressure and of course, obesity. The tablets they will prescribe are not harmless and can damage you in other ways!