There is absolutely nothing normal about Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
People with diabetes experience many of the following issues that would not be considered normal by any means:
Many diabetics constantly worry about what they should eat and how what they eat will affect their blood sugar levels.
Having diabetes accelerates the aging process and causes pre-mature wrinkling of the skin. It also hastens the destruction of the body’s vital organs.
People with diabetes suffer more symptoms of depression and have higher rates of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
Diabetes is the fast lane to disability. Many studies show that diabetics are between 50% to 80% more likely to suffer from a disability compared to non-diabetics their age.
Diabetics have an entire drawer, dresser, or closet devoted to diabetes supplies.
Being high means something completely different to diabetics than it does to most people.
Diabetics have heard from well-meaning friends and family, ‘You can’t eat that!’ too many times.
For many diabetics the pharmacy is number 1 on their speed dial, and they’re on a first name basis with the pharmacist.
Diabetics live with the threat of bad things. Diabetes complications are no joke, and they dangle over diabetics 24/7.
Even the most tightly controlled diabetic doesn’t have 100% normal blood glucose all the time, and there is a toll on the body from worry. The possibility of complications is ever present in their mind.
Article Excerpt from “Become a Diabetes Dominator Workbook” by Sharon Fant, RN - Available on Amazon.