OK....this is my second post of the day, but something just came up that REALLY bothered me. I was talking with some of my friends about a man who had diabetes. That's when one of my friends said, "He died of diabetes."
I responded with, "You don't die of diabetes. You die of diabetes-related complications."
They then told me they didn't agree, blah blah blah. They said that you wouldn't have those complications if you didn't have diabetes to begin with.
Well, I see what they're saying, but a lot of the complications diabetics get, other people without diabetes can get too! Let's see...high blood pressure, heart disease, eye complications, skin complications....you don't need diabetes to get those!!!
I guess the reason I got so upset was because that was like them telling me I was going to die from my diabetes....which I'm determined not to happen! I do everything I can to prevent these complications from occuring! I test my blood sugar 8-10 times a day, I went on an insulin pump so I could better manage it, I count my carbohydrates, exercise, and hopefully am getting the dexcom! That's like saying all the work I do to prevent complications is just a waste!!! UGH!
I love my friends, but I just wish they could understand where I'm coming from when I get so agree at statements like that.