Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing type 2 diabetes isn’t for wimps. Cancer and heart disease get all the headlines because they strike without warning and are so deadly. Is
it a coincidence that cancer heart disease, and diabetes have gone crazy? The trend to a high calorie, high carbohydrate diets in America may be a cause. Diabetes is also deadly if unmanaged. It just takes longer to kill us than some other diseases.

Diabetes is a slower death, unlike a heart attack, which can be instantaneous. Many times it is heart disease or other diabetic complications that kill off the diabetics. “It is a disease that does have the ability to eat you alive,” says Dr. John B. Buse, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Most people, who are new to diabetes, think: all there is to diabetes is simply taking a few pills or God forbid, learning to live with a few insulin shots. It is this attitude that leads to the early deaths of many diabetics.

Most new diabetics are unaware of the dangers of diabetes and it’s statistics. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputations. Diabetics are three times as likely to die of a heart attack or stroke. To add insult to injury many diabetics will have problems with erectile dysfunction.

Real managing of type 2 diabetes begins with searching out the root cause of our becoming a type 2 diabetic. Once we determine the causes of diabetes we can begin to reverse diabetes by remedying our mistakes.

Some diabetics are unwilling to do any self study. They depend only on their doctor to keep them on the path to wellness. They are unwilling to change their eating habits. They are too tired to exercise. They will be disappointed when they have little or no progress or progressively get worse.

There are two types of type 2 diabetics. One refuses to believe that diabetes is incurable and resolves to learn to get better. The other is the one described in the paragraph above. They are the diabetic who has decided that managing type 2 diabetes is simply following their doctor’s orders and taking their pills or shots. To them diet and exercise are just an inconvenience.

Which diabetic will you be?

The American Diabetes Association has always communicated a reassuring message that diabetes is treatable. This may have caused many diabetics to not take the disease’s dangers seriously. Starting this year (2009) they plan to communicate that diabetes is a deadly disease. Their intent is to inspire hope, but help diabetics take the disease seriously.

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