I’m not going to use this post to explain what diabetes is, how it works to effect health issues that can & will end your life. I have published those types of post in the past. Below you’ll find just a few links to previous post I published on this blog concerning diabetes.
As you can see, I have published many post on diabetes. This post is about ignoring diabetes and what it may take for you NOT to ignore this terminal illness.
Yes. It. Is. Terminal. That means you will eventually die from “complications” from diabetes. There is NO known, or “admitted”, cure for diabetes. The doctors are not interested in curing diabetes, much like cancer, because the disease is a billion dollar a year industry. Thats BILLION with a “B.” But I digress….this post is about waking up and realizing you can have a productive life….IF YOU TAKE STEPS TO CONTROL YOUR BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS.
When I was diagnosed in 2008, I had a body weight of 237 pounds, which I had maintained since high school. Not one relative in my family tree had diabetes. I was never a big sugar person, not a sweets eater, although I loves pie, Nor was I one into “junk” food…being my profession for 26 years was a chef. The reason why one with my history should get this disease, was unexplainable to me by the medical professionals.
Needless to say, for 4 years, from 2008 until 2012, I ignored my diabetes diagnoses.
That ornery, boneheaded, stubborn mindset cost me two great toes due to amputation and 3 foot/toe ulcer issues in 8 years. I finally decided I want my remaining body parts to remain intact. I decided to live for as long as possible and take my health into my own hands.
As I said at the start of this post, I’m not here to educate you on what diabetes is or how you treat your illness, I am here to explain why you should not ignore the diagnoses when the doctor says you are diabetic. As I did.
I have always been the typical Type “A” Alpha Male. I spent 9 years in the US military and the training uncle sam gave me only strengthened that character trait in me. I have always considered myself indestructible. I have done very evil things as a solider, thats why I finally left uncle sam’s employ. I’d reached my limit of doing/being evil. I realize my life has been both good and evil. When I got the news I was diabetic, I didn’t pay attention or change a thing.
I don’t regret that mindset, I do know NOW that in order to live/survive and not die before my time comes, I needed to start doing what I knew must be done to control my blood glucose levels. Thats all this post is about. Controlling YOUR blood glucose levels. Thats how you stay alive, don’t lose body parts to amputation, stop organ damage and don’t lose your eyesight….all from having diabetes.
I’m not preaching to you, I’m not trying to educate you. Hell if you’re like me you’ll ignore this post altogether, like I would have done and actually did from 2008 till 2012.
If you’re like me you won’t wake the fuck up and take care of yourself until you have amputations. Nothing wakes a person up like having some toes, arms or fingers amputated.
I know thats what did it for me. Do you really want to be like me.