Having Type 2 Diabetes Doesn't Just Hurt You
Sunday, January 10, 2016
I just found out this weekend that my dad is on insulin to treat his type 2 diabetes. I'm really bummed by this news.
My grandpa died at 77 from liver and kidney failure after two triple heart bypasses, and being a type 2 diabetic for over half his life. He went from oral meds to insulin plus oral medications for his high cholesterol and it destroyed his liver and kidneys.
Dad will be 64 this year. I hate watching my dad do the same thing to himself. But he doesn't want to change his diet, he just wants to take a pill. He takes a handful of pills a day to keep himself "healthy". He doesn't exercise, not even walk. He still has bad mood swings from low blood sugar even though he's on meds.
I don't understand it and it makes me really sad.