Why the Drama?

Diabetes is on the increase, and it is killing more people each year. Those it doesn't kill can still fall victim to any of a number of serious complications.

The biggest single problem is not the diabetes itself, it is lack of knowledge.

Sometimes this is simply not being aware that you have diabetes - there are often no obvious symptoms of diabetes - but more often it is a failure to understand the seriousness of the problem.

'Pussyfooting' around the issues doesn't help anyone.

You need to know what diabetes is, you need to know how damaging it can be, and you need to act now, not later when the damage is already done.

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Diabetes Definition

Diabetes is a chronic condition which interferes with your body’s ability to turn food into energy.

The carbohydrates in the food that you eat turns into glucose which stays in your bloodstream.

Your body normally produces insulin , which turns this glucose into energy, but with diabetes, there is too little insulin, or your body is unable to react efficently to the insulin that is produced.

Yep, being diabetic isn’t fun.

Sugar in your bloodstream is not good. It acts as a toxin, and if you do not treat it, can cause damage to your nerve endings (neuropathy) and internal organs. Also, as a diabetic, you will often feel tired because you are not getting the benefit of the energy.

Diabetics take medication ot inject insulin to help mange this.

I am a type 2 diabetic, which means that I produce insulin, but not enough. I used to control this with metforminn and gliclazide, but now inject insulin 4 times a day.

Type 1 diabetics do not produce insulin at all, and will need to inject insulin every day pretty much immediately they are diagnosed.

Sure, injecting insulin sucks, but it’s way better than the alternative, trust me.

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