Sunday, December 30, 2012
My family is plagued with Diabetes and Heart Disease. My childhood was spent listening to family members tease me that one day I would have Diabetes. Those very relatives are now suffering with Diabetes and never lived the healthy lifestyle. My grandmothers were both dead by the age of 65 by organ shut downs after multiple heart attacks and living with insulin injections since their 30's.
I realize the great importance of the healthy lifestyle I am living because I have seen the suffering and horrible deaths of family far too early. I miss my grandmothers dearly and I want to be around to see my grandchildren for many years in the future.
Some people wander through life as if there are no limits in Nutrition or no need for exercise. They start living healthier when diseases are developed and the doctors can't do much for them.
Others develop diseases from their lack of healthy habits and never change. My father and grandfather are examples of this, after becoming Diabetic they changed initially until they figured how they could live unhealthy again with little control. It is quite sad to see that despite developing diseases, some still prefer to be out of control with unhealthy habits.
I feel very blessed to be free of problems with Diabetes and Heart Disease at this point. I am also blessed to be as active as I am and have the knowledge and experience with proper Nutrition.
It was unfortunate that I had to seek that knowledge at the age of 25 from strangers but nonetheless I did what I had to do.
A life of misery is set up by living with unhealthy habits and disease is inevitable. With bad genetics on my side, time would yield disease if I wasn't living healthy.
My siblings are free of Diabetes and Heart Disease so far but they are both living with bad habits. My brother has been suffering with Krohn's disease for several years and has done nothing to help himself.
The bottom line is we have to treat ourselves well and we should seek out knowledge to live well. It is hard to see people suffer with disease and eventually untimely deaths. Missing someone for a lifetime is not an easy thing to cope with. Take good care.