Denial Just Makes Diabetes Worse

Do you or someone you know have Type 2 diabetes? Are you ensuring that you are taking care of it and not denying the fact that you have it? Because denial just makes things worse and can be deadly. It is important that you or that someone you know takes care of it and monitor your blood sugar.

Have you ever heard “If you didn’t eat so many sweets, you wouldn’t have diabetes.” or “If you weren’t so fat, you wouldn’t have diabetes” ? These statements are not only hurtful but they are false. People with cancer and heart disease are considered sick and unhealthy by onlookers but diabetes is typically considered a disease for those who are fat, lazy and who overeat. In addition, those types of classification often make people with diabetes shameful and want to hide the fact that they are sick.

While being overweight does contribute to the disease, there are people who are not overweight who still have the disease. According the government, 85% of people who are overweight have the disease but there are some uncontrollable factors as well. These uncontrollable factors may include hereditary factors, age and some ethnic groups are more likely to get diabetes than others are.

Diabetes cannot be ignored though or it just will get worse. Hiding in shame may seem like an ideal option but it is not. Someone with diabetes, especially Type 2, needs to be monitoring his or her blood sugar and eating healthy. If these things are not done, then the condition just gets worse. Type 2 diabetes is the largest and most common type of this disease also causes other health risks if not taken care of. Such as heart attacks, kidney disease and cancer. In addition, if diabetes is poorly managed and ignored, it can cause blindness and amputations.

It is important to be honest about your disease and tell your friends and family so they can support you while you manage it. While they might not always get it, at least they will know in case something happens, such as your blood sugar goes low and you pass out. You never know what your family will say or do but at least they deserve to be informed. It is a disease that needs to be acknowledged and managed.

Do not let uninformed people discourage you from managing your disease, Type 2 Diabetes. It is not a disease that is necessarily caused by only eating junk food or by being fat and lazy. There are uncontrollable factors that contribute to the disease but whatever may have caused it, it is more important that you take the time to get information from a health professional yourself. You need to learn how to manage your diabetes, how to take your blood sugar, and how eating better is good for you. If you hide in shame, and deny the fact that you do have Type 2 diabetes, it will just continue to get worse and cause other diseases and problems. Take the time to take care of yourself first, no matter what other people are saying.

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