Is that a question you’ve ever asked yourself? If you’re overweight, lead a sedentary lifestyle, and don’t eat a proper diet or get much exercise, perhaps you ought to think about asking it?
If you lack understanding of the disease and its ramifications in terms of how diabetes impacts your health, read this article. It gives a good basic overview of the disease and will provide you with something to think about at least.
Are you diabetic? If you don’t know the answer to that question, you should.
Quick Reviews by the readers:
1. I see so much information for type II diabetics. And if you’re a type I diabetic (which is me) and you tell anyone they immediately assume it’s because your lazy. When will they fully categorize the 2 in a different way? I work out, I work hard on keeping my blood sugars in check, I have a pump, check my glucose level a minimum of 4 times, eat well. And I get labeled as being lazy or inable to control my diet which leads to me being diabetic. It makes me so mad, my type I is not laziness it’s not that I don’t watch what I eat, it’s the fact that I produce 0 zilch no insulin.
Why isn’t there a better way, it’s what 1 out of 10 is diabetic and 1 out of 10 of those that are diabetic are type I. It seems like the type I not only has a harder time physically in keeping everything in check but then we have the stigma of being lazy or incapable of eating well.
2. I’m a Type 2, that does all the things that you list above — use a pump, watch what I eat, exercise regularly, etc….
However, because of genetics and other medical issues, I’m not only diabetic but overweight too.
I also get fed up with all the obesity articles, and all the rude comments. My favorite is the people who assume I don’t exercise — I do, and do weights and cardio 6 days a week.