It’s the last day of American Diabetes Month 2010! If you had to leave one lasting impression on people about diabetes, what would you say?
There are so many things I could say to people about diabetes. The topics are endless. But if I had to impress one thing on people it would be that Diabetes doe not mean the end of the world. As long as you take care of yourself with the right diet and exercise, you could manage your diabetes control for some time. People can go many years without having to be on medications for this disease as long as they are taking care of themselves. While there is not a cure for this disease, it doesn't have to be the killer that it is. Until there is a cure, all of us diabetics just ned to learn the facts and take care of our bodies. And in the meantime, spread the word to more people know!
Diabetes Fact: People with diabetes are more susceptible to many other illnesses. Once they acquire these illnesses, they often have worse prognoses. For example, they are more likely to die with pneumonia or influenza than people who do not have diabetes.