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Old 03-09-2018, 01:51   #11
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Even though I have cut out the junk food, a lot of the sugar and starches, and eat lots of veggies............I'm still "going down hill".

Like an Uncle once told me.............

Life is a crap shoot.
Nobody gets out of here alive.

Whenever I see those news pieces on someone who's lived to over 100 and they ask what their secret was (like any of us really knows), it's always surprising to find out that they drank a little hard liquor every day or smoked a pack a day or ... whatever. Yet they far outlasted many peers.

My family figures my father outlived his brothers and his dad by a decade in large part because he was diabetic and had to take special care of himself -- and he did not have the advantage of blood glucose monitors or targeted surgery or a choice or more than two types of insulin. Imagine how he would have done with better!

There are elements of genetics and luck in all of us. And being diabetic (or non-diabetic or non-dysplasic or whatever) doesn't ward off the effects of life itself. I know there are mornings I feel every single day of my almost six decades. I have a friend who'd better hope he's saved for retirement because, in his family, the ones that die at 70 or 80 die "way too early". The best we can hope for is to keep moving in the right direction. It's good for us no matter how long we can do it.

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I never thought I was having any complications. Sure my feet were numb sometimes and I had to have stents put in my heart but gee isn't that just part of aging. We don't always see the complications because we just don't want to.

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Good question - and one (of many diabetes mysteries) they haven't figured out yet. More "mysteries:"

I've had blood sugar problems since age 10 (55 years ago). When I was diagnosed 10 years ago, my A1c was 9. I was able to bring it down to 6.0 with just diet & exercise. It started climbing up AFTER I lost 80 lbs. For the next few years, it was 10-12. Now I'm getting more serious about better control.

But I've had no complications.

My sister participates in a diabetes research program & one of the major research topics is why many diabetics with good sugar control have complications & many with high AIc's & high numbers don't. In my opinion, what the experts don't know would fill much more space than what they do know.

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I never thought I was having any complications. Sure my feet were numb sometimes and I had to have stents put in my heart but gee isn't that just part of aging. We don't always see the complications because we just don't want to.
I know many non diabetics who have neuropathy and heart disease and strokes. I think diabetes gets blamed for almost every health problem out there. I think the same thing happens with people who are overweight; their doctor will blame whatever problem they have on their weight.

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I think diabetes gets blamed for almost every health problem out there. I think the same thing happens with people who are overweight; their doctor will blame whatever problem they have on their weight.
I agree that there are -- shall we say lazy -- practitioners out there who will blame almost any malady on whatever chronic condition a person has. That's why we have to be our own best advocates for our own care.

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I agree and God forbid if you are a smoker that seems to be the cause of all ailments as well. lol
I guess we just have to stick to what we know and what our bodies are telling us.

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