My journey in the diabetic world
|November is Diabetes Awareness Month. As a diabetic for over twenty years, I do my best to raise awareness for this disease every year.|
If you have diabetes, please take care of yourself. Follow the plan your doctor has for you. Your diet, taking your meds, and exercise is more important than you really know.
I didn't take care of myself. I refused to take my medications. I ate anything I wanted. I laughed when people warned me. Now, I wish I had listened. I have vision impairment due to high glucose levels. I am an amputee. My lower right leg was lost due to a sore on the bottom of my foot that wouldn't heal due to diabetes. I am in end stage renal failure and on dialysis. Last year I had a heart attack and almost died.
I tell you these things as a warning as to the things that can happen. So please, don't follow in my footsteps. Take care of your diabetes. That piece of cake isn't worth it.