Recently I replied to a girl that wanted to know if someone could make her care about her Diabetes. At 16 her HBA1C was running over 10%. The HBA1C test checks the blood to see how much of it is sugar and looks at this information over the life of your blood cells or about 3 to 6 months. A normal reading is about 5.0% and 7.0% if you have Diabetes.
You may not realize that caring about your Diabetes is mental. It’s about having a good support system and a desire for a full and healthy life. When you have high blood sugar the problems don’t show up for years. Since blood goes everywhere in your body and high sugar levels interfere with your body’s ability to heal itself, you will be looking at vision problems, circulation problems like not experiencing feeling in your extremities, your organs will be impacted (heart, liver, kidneys, not to mention your giblets :)) AND it can impact your SEX LIFE.
My response to the 16 year old that doesn’t care anymore…”if you are writing this so others can see it means that you do care and that’s a great first step. If your family and friends are not providing the right support level then maybe it’s time to seek additional support. Find a diabetes support group in your area or a counselor that understands the issues and can help you understand them better.”
Disclaimer: This information is provided for general informational purposes only. Granola Gourmet does not treat, cure or prevent diabetes or any disease, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.