Denial about Diabetes
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Until fall of 2017, I was in denial about the seriousness of type 2 diabetes. I knew there were complications, but it seemed as if lots of people had the same diagnosis and everyone seemed to be managing. When I watched the IThrive docuseries, I finally realized how serious type 2 diabetes actually is. Yes, many people are managing, but serious complications will affect many of those people down the road. Those serious complications affected my own family. My great-grandmother had her leg amputated. My grandmother had a stroke. Before watching the docuseries, I had convinced myself that my grandmothers were old when their complications happened. My mother died at a much younger age than either her mom or her grandmother. I didn't want to die as young as she did, so I was open to the message of the docuseries. Since watching the IThrive series, I have gotten serious about eliminating sugar. I feel better and believe I am on the right track to reverse my diabetes and have a healthier, longer life.