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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.
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  • L*I*T*A*
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    126 days ago
  • BONNIJEAN
    Pouncequik,

    I am working on many things, just not eliminating sugar. However, I am focusing on only 1 or 2 things per blog post.
    126 days ago
  • POUNCEQUIK
    It's not just sugar, over eating can contribute to Type 2, bad diets and no exercise can also contribute, family history can also play a role. It's so much more then just sugar. Here's a good starting point to learning more about type 2 diabetes.
    https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/
    diabetes-causes#1
    I am predisposed to getting type 2 as well. I've learned to face it and start now combating it so I don't end up with it. Sometimes it is inevitable and no matter what you do you may still get it but by changing your lifestyle and working towards being healthier may put it off for years and even help keep it away.
    126 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    So many people are in denial regarding type 2 diabetes. I guess there is some sort of perceived stigma attached to it. You have made a good decision!

    Keep on keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life,
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    "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job."
    — Jim Rohn
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    126 days ago
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