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  1. Shirley
    Shirley December 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm | | Reply

    To all the people who think that diabetes is a walk in the park compared to all these other diseases are the absolute pits…none of it is easy. Diabetes does allow for some control over our fate. Being well educated in the disease and realizing that each of us can be our own worst enemy. I had a physician tell me to my face that he would personally prefer having MS. What a charmer!!!!

    Diabetes is a silent killer. Frankly, I’d pass on all of them. I’ve been diabetic since Feb., 1965. It is progressive. They all are. Complications abound, for all of them.

    I’m a cancer survivor.

    Live each day as if it could be your last. Enjoy what you have. Tell the people you care about, that you do care. You never know what can occur.

    1. mark
      mark June 29, 2014 at 6:56 am | | Reply

      Well said.

  2. Jane
    Jane March 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm | | Reply

    I would not want diabetes ever at all. I have seen the complications. Only a very small % of people handle the disease well. See Nothing In Common with Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason. See Steel Magnolias. Diabetes is just as devastating and debilitating if not worse – gangrene, loss of appendages, limbs, eyesight – diabetes is a great foundation for other complications and diseases to occur.
    Once you have it you begin to realize just how precious the very intricate detail and precision of the pancreas is or was at secreting insulin. Blood sugar levels out of whack are a terrible blow to the body and mind.

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