By Mark E. Welch, AS, CPhT, Columnist
Sometimes it is not about Diabetes
Sometimes. diabetes takes a back seat. People in our lives undergo much more traumatic problems than being diagnosed with diabetes. Is being diagnosed with a disease such as diabetes traumatic? You bet it is.
However, what if your mother is diagnosed with cancer or your brother has had a stroke? Relating to diseases and autoimmune diseases especially is a difficult task. I, for one hate them all. Recently, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I had diabetes. I would not want to to trade one for another. Thankfully, she is clear after treatment. Friends are still battling with memory problems when they were struck down by a stroke. I shoot my insulin and now feel somewhat blessed.
Yes, I could at some point lose my leg because of this cursed disease and I cannot eat everything that I want to eat. So be it at this time. The one thing about diabetes is it is curable and can be controlled.
Cancer is a major problem, as well as Aids, Stroke, and other health issues, especially in children. Obesity is a major concern. Take care of your self and your loved ones.
Diabetes sucks however someday we will cure all of this that affects us.