You may find what you are about to read uncomfortable. Depending on where your health currently stands, the following information may add to your list of worries. But it is going to benefit you if it serves as a wake-up call. If you are at that stage, the only motivation to work for you is the kind coming from recognizing your health is not in good shape, and it is bound to decline if you do not intervene soon.
Much of this has to do with Type 2 diabetes. Besides being one of the most common diseases affecting adults and youth worldwide, it is much more deadly than many of us are led to believe. Whereas a condition such as cancer is taken seriously and is recognized as an immediate warning of what may unfold, high and unstable blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes does not usually provoke the same response.
Negative feelings aside, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, treatment options are immediately taken into consideration. Anything that can be done is researched and discussed. The same cannot usually be said about a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, even though it also promises a shorter lifespan, albeit with less severe and immediate complications.
The fact of the matter is high blood sugar is almost always a warning of what is to come. Rarely does high and unstable blood sugar remain the only problem a diabetic needs to worry about. Kidney complications, heart disease, vision problems, nausea, and general nerve pain and discomfort are all brought on by out-of-control blood sugar readings. Not always. But often, and it only tends to get worse from there.
Having untreated Type 2 diabetes shortens the average lifespan of afflicted individuals, similar to other serious diseases. But this form of diabetes is not always taken as the important problem it is. Instead of stopping at nothing before it is treated, many people are content with merely coping with their disease, and relying on medications to ease their daily troubles.
Coping with the illness is not the same as treating the disease. It cannot even be considered part of the solution. Ideally, diabetics will develop a plan to get rid of their unhealthy blood sugar readings and focus on daily efforts to make progress. Slowly and surely Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, at a fraction of the time it took to develop.
You do not have another choice if you do not want to see your health squandered and your quality of life take a sudden hit at some point and threatening your life expectancy. You cannot afford to underestimate diabetes.
See it as a warning of what is likely to come if you remain a bystander to your health. If you act and take control of your well-being, you can begin to abolish your concerns as your condition improves one day at a time.