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I was at my grandsons birthday party today and there were several other people there that was type 2 diabetes like me, I watch all these diabetes eat pizza and cake and cookies and i was like how do y'all eat all this stuff, I didn't have any of it and they ask me why and i said i try to control my diabetes then i ask them what there A1C was and all of them said in the 8's and 9's i said that's not good and then ask them what medication did they take for there diabetes and each one was taken 3… read more

posted May 18
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A DiabetesTeam Member

I usually watch what I eat, but I do cheat sometimes. If I’m at a party I may have a little of the unhealthy stuff, but put more salad on my plate. My A1C is currently 6.2 & it’s something I’m working on, but sometimes I don’t always make the best food choices, but I do try.

posted May 19
A DiabetesTeam Member

Eating high sugar foods like cake with icing sugar, makes me feel very tired and ugh! So, those, takeaways and sodas are out for me. Homemade nutritious food has so much more to it - taste great and so nice to prepare it together.
Walking away from the wrong stuff is for sure the right thing to do.
Fully agree with you Nana and rubynaidoo. Well done!

posted May 19
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member we think alike - Personal Responsibility is so "last century" now and you are some outlier if you even whisper it in private πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

posted May 29 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

I'm never shocked by the way "Diabetics" EAT

Because I "know" the statistics

70% of Type 2's are NOT CONTROLLED - A1C's way over 7.0, never get it under and 10 or 15 years later they are dying from Congestive Heart Failure, have probably had toes, feet and maybe legs amputated, kidneys almost shot and they are crying about how "nobody told them bad things happen"

If Diabetes hurt - if every time you stuck that crap in your mouth you got the sensation of sticking your hand on a red hot burner you wouldn't do it again

But it don't work like that, and people in general just "don't believe that bad things will happen to them" - sure, they know it "can" but not them - they feel fine, they lie to their doctors and the doctors know they are lying - the blood tests tell them that

And they all pretend

And they will Die horrible painful deaths many years before their time

And that happens 100% of the time - no hall pass - no time off for good behaviour

There is Control and long life with good function or there is Stuff Your Face and Ignore the Disease and die when the Beast comes after you with a baseball bat

No "door number 3" and until Diabetics actually understand and believe that, nothing will change

(no I'm not jaded at all)

posted May 19
A DiabetesTeam Member

Hi @A DiabetesTeam Member,
When we are diagnosed with diabetes we lose 20 years off our lifespan. Baby steps.

If we control our numbers to the nondiabetic range of 4.0(72 usa) to 7.8(140 usa), we can gain almost all of those 20 years back. Baby steps.

If you don't control your numbers diabetes complications and comorbidities will make your last 10 years hell. Baby steps.

Your life, your choice. Baby steps.

I chose to live my best life with diabetes. Not let diabetes control my life and make the last 10 years of my life hell. Baby steps.

Choose the road you want to travel. Choose the last 10 years of your life. Baby steps.

Never give up, never surrender, never ever.
You got this.
Have a wonderful day.

posted May 18

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