Why Diabetes Knowledge is Important If You Are Diabetic?
Many of you may remember the tv show “Dragnet”, made in the mid 1960’s. The catchphrase in this series was “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts”. It is important to know the facts. Knowledge about our Type 2 Diabetes will help us live a longer and healthier life. It is up to us to learn as much as we can about Diabetes so we can use it and improve our lives.
Diabetes is just not going to go away. We are not going to wake up, one morning, and be cured. That only happens in the movies. The truth is, we are going to have to work for our own cure.
Take It Serious:
Most people don’t feel that Diabetes is a serious illness. Really?? FYI, Diabetes causes more death per year than Aids and Breast cancer combined. Two out of three people with Diabetes die of stroke or heart disease.
Risks Associated With Diabetes Type 2:
There are many risk factors for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Being overweight is certainly one of those risks but most diabetics are normal weight of slightly overweight. Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle. Not much, we can do about Genetics, but we have a say so about our lifestyle. The foods, we eat and drink.
If we continue to eat and drink sugar-laden foods, we are heading for disaster. In the film “Fed Up’, it says that by 2050, 1/3 of the American population, will be diabetic. Diabetes in children has soared to great heights. Now is the time, to take action.
Most diabetics take their meds and generally eat whatever they want. If their glucose level spikes, they may increase their insulin. It is the attitude, that I will do what is just necessary to maintain my illness. What they are thinking is that, I will eat the fats and sugars and make it up with insulin. Sounds like a good idea, till the insulin stops working. Don’t wait for that to happen.
What Should Be The Plan To Fight Diabetes:
Your plan should be to get off as much medication as you can. First and foremost, consult with your doctor and with his help and direction, you can learn to eat the right foods. If you are able, get a certified dietician to plan you meals for 30 days. Learn what you should eat, to be healthy. You have the power to slow down and even stop the progression of your diabetes. Slow or stop the progression before some pretty terrible things happen to your body.
Start today. Here are some thing to get started.
1. See you doctor and explain, that you want to go pro-active about your diabetes. You want to slow down or stop it’s progression.
2. Get help on proper eating for a diabetic.
3. Go to the American Diabetes Association web site and learn everything you can.
Good luck and God bless.
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