Saturday, April 06, 2013
This week I lost yet another family member to Diabetes. My brother Dennis. He was way too young to be taken from us. at just 54 years of age. My whole immediate family suffers or did suffer from Diabetes. I am the only one that has been able to get by as Type 2 on oral meds and I've been able to reduce those meds with diet and exercise.
Dennis had 3 toes amputated to Diabetes. He was prone to infections. He ad Renal Kidney Failure & Congestive Heart Disease. He also had eye problems. I understand he was healthy enough to be put on a wait list to have a Kidney transplant. If I had known this I would have offered to be tested to see if I were a match. It's too late now. I'd do anything to ahve him back right now.
When I was first diagnosed with pre-diabetes is when I should ahve taken that most weriously and done something drastic about it to make changes but I didn't. Yet I am doing everything in my power to progress the disease.
Diabetes can be controlled and reversed with a healthy diet and exercise program. Low carb/high protein, etc. I would love to see a total cure for diabetes.
My point here is: If you have a friend or family member with Diabetes or even pre-Diabetes please encourage them to seek help and don't waste time in taking care of themselves. Diabetes is no fun. It can kill.