I don't know how ethically correct this is but I've again shamelessly borrowed a few words from a thread I was reading over at http://www.lowcarbdiabetes.co.uk (Once I'm at home & can find my password, I'll log on & thank the unaware contributors)
The gist of it is that a diabetes diagnosis need not necessarily be a bad thing ...
I know a few diabetics, myself included, who'll freely admit that they are actually healthier as diabetics than they were beforehand. Nothing quite like a potentially deadly and supposedly progressive condition to give us a wake-up call and get us on the right road. How many of us would have found the motivation to learn about diet, lipids, metabolism, exercise and internet trolls without diabetes as a motivator? I reckon I'd be in the throes of post 12-inch pizza indigestion right now had I not been saved by type 1 diabetes!
How right you are. I would be mad to say I am glad I have diabetes, but yet. I am now very careful as to what I eat. I exercise or work hard every day. I try to value every day, and make the most of it. Glad no, sorry, no way. This has been a wake up call for me.
I'm 65 now and can't believe the difference in energy level since going LC (Low Carb), besides kicking it's butt I've also kicked it into touch, despite the doom and gloom merchants predictions of scurvy, constipation, osteoporosis etc. I now feel heathier than I have done for years.
I'd say I am healthier as a diagnosed diabetic than I ever was before. I have not felt so well for years since I started to get my act together within a few weeks of diagnosis and again since I started to low carb in May.
Good words, good thoughts, good attitudes.
Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes
~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July 2008 ~ Dropped 40 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice ~
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on headI used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right