Diabetes lies at all stages.

Stage 1: you have diabetes and don’t know it.

You realize something is wrong with you. Your energy is non-existent; you visit the toilet every hour; and lose weight without exercising  or dieting. What’s wrong? Can’t be diabetes since it doesn’t run in your family; you eat carefully and exercise moderately. Guys like you don’t  get diabetes.

Stage 2: you know you have diabetes, but were told it can be managed.

Just eat more carefully; continue moderate exercise; and take these horse pill thrice each day. Oh yeah, welcome to the world of monitoring  your blood sugar all day. You now have new apparatus to pierce fingers and monitor its issues. Something called an A1c is a number you need to know at all times.

Stage 3: what’s worked doesn’t work anymore.

Despite all efforts, oral meds, moderate exercise and careful eating no longer cut it. Doctors holds your hand and explain it happens to  all diabetics at some stage, You’re introduced to a new world of body piercing with pens with 8mm needles that inject insulin into your stomach.

Stage 4:  your pancreases is no longer making insulin, but you can live a normal life by injecting insulin.

Right! Drink a beer while shooting 6 units of insulin; and you’re aces. Long story short, try to do any sustained physical activities without bonking and then needing to scarf a frozen Snickers brownie. You got me there; that one’s pretty cool.

Real life: having diabetes is a never-ending battle against what you eat and drink and what it does to your body. Using a finer understanding of what your body tells you along with enough common sense to take your medicines will keep away those bad spells and forestall the ravages that diabetes doesn’t lie about.

Note to all my diabetes buddies out there: let me know if I’m blowing smoke here or hitting the target with this posting. I can only tell my story, but I’d like to know yours and give you a forum.

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2 Responses to “Diabetes lies at all stages.”

  1. Carlos Says:

    I have had type 1 diabetes for 15 yrs (i’m 24y/o) and i get haceadhes with high or low BGL’s. I mean high, as in 16mmol and low being 3mmol.With the high ones i get very thirsty but a headache is also the body saying i need water or energy (depending on BGL).The high and low BGL’s are hard on your body coz its trying to get itself back to normal and grabbing whatever it can. Water to get rid of the excess sugar or glucose to bring the low BGL back up. I end up with cramps when i have a low BGL.I’m not sure if he is on one but i recommend investing in an insulin pump.It was also suggested to me when i was diagnosed that when i have a high BGL to drink water as well as watch my BGL or however your brother corrects his BGL as this helps the body get rid of the sugar without dehydrating the body

  2. John Morris Says:

    Carlos, I just read your reply. I hope I read it earlier and sent my thanks to you for it. If not, please allow me to do so now. I appreciate your words and will act accordingly. My “numbers” could be better but I’m fighting the good fight for now. Many good results to you. John Morris

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