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“What makes it worth it to me to take care of my diabetes?” February 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — singlewhitediabetic @ 9:17 pm

I was reading this question in another blog today and spent some time thinking about what that meant to me.

If I don’t take care of my diabetes there are short term and long term implications. Long term are the things you hear about – complications (like losing limbs), leading to death. Short term I just wouldn’t feel good or function well.

To me it’s not optional. Not taking care of myself would be considered “passive suicide” and I’m not willing to do that with my life.

It’s a good question for a diabetic to think about.


2 Responses to ““What makes it worth it to me to take care of my diabetes?””

  1. Sue/RFamHere Says:

    I think about what motivates me on a daily basis. The main thing for me would be the other six people that live in my house – my husband and five children. However, your blog has me thinking… What else motivates me? Shouldn’t I be doing this for my own health just as much, if not more, than for them? Your “passive suicide” comment really hit home. If I want to live a long, productive life, then I need to take care of myself. Hmm, I think I might take on this question for my own blog post tonight. 😉

  2. Oh, I think about other people too…and even my pets who are my babies. It’s hard. I have a diabetic cousin who ignores her diabetes and her doctor is where I got the “passive suicide” statement – but it clicked. It really is. I look forward to reading your post.

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