I'm not - it gives me the motivation every single day not to make excuses for myself, not to pretend if I ignore this it will be OK - it taught me that Bad Things Will happen to ME if I don't take this seriously
They are the reason I will grow old with good function because they taught me "How NOT to manage this Disease"
I learned Diabetes doesn't care how I Feel about it, if it's depressing, if I see it as some burden. It doesn't care if I go to Church or Feed the Homeless or Save Baby Seals
If YOU control it you Live - if you don't it Eats You Up really slowly and painfully and "nobody" gets a pass - one way or the other with nothing in the middle - there is no Door Number 3
Im sorry to hear of this.
NEVER - after you have watched FIVE close family members die slowly and painfully from Diabetic Complications;
After it robbed them of their mobility and in the case of two, amputated body parts;
Watched (and often times drove) an Aunt to her 3 Dialysis Treatments a week for years;
Or visited your Father during his 16 month stay in ICU with heart and kidneys failing due to Diabetes but he doesn't even recognize you because of the Diabetes Dementia
When you realize what the consequence is you Care Very Much
Not Knowing and not Dealing with Diabetes WILL KILL YOU slowly and painfully
Hi I do get that at times but I make myself not stay there very long.
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