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.