Thursday, April 26, 2007
What About Diabetes?
I ask the question about diabetes because I had no real knowledge of the disease until recently. Friends of mine have been dealing with this for some time now but I still did not know a whole lot about it. All I knew was that sometimes people got it through their families because of genetics. In other cases, people "just happened to get it". It seemed to be a random shot, some unlucky soul who never suspected that they were about to get hit with such a thing.
What I did not know was that a person can actually get this disease by their lifestyle and eating habits. Who knew? Well, we should all get a clue here. Our diets are too rich in sugar and carbs. We have brought this disease on ourselves. In the case of my friends, I could not figure out how both the husband and wife could possibly have diabetes. It did not occur to me that what they ate and how they did not exercise had a great deal to do with the problem.
I have to admit that the only way I learned about it was for my doctor to tell me that I was about to be one of those who would have to live forever with the disease that I had tried not-so-hard to avoid. What I learned from this was that if I have a sugar or carb rich diet, it is possible for me to make my body produce too much insulin and then I am in trouble.
So, if you do not want to have your doctor telling you this same story, then start to take charge of your life, your health, your diet and exercise program. Pay attention to the amount of exercise you actually do. Start a journal of your food intake. If you have the diabetic testing kit, use it!!! Keep a diary of your tests. Do what you can to avoid this disease. Eat more veggies and fruit. Live without as much of those all beef patties!!! Watch out for all that fast food!! Do yourself a favor. Run your life as if you want to live long and prosper!! (Yes, I am a trekkie!!)
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