What an insidious evil little disease. My God, to think that this is caused by one of the most simple compounds found everywhere in nature. What has gone wrong in our evolution to allow such catastrophic damage to befall us? You would imagine that after millions of years of evolution that our bodies would have a backup pathway to deal with this sort of thing.
I have been reading, and it appears as though the reasons for diabetes are as varied as its symptoms. Inoculations seem to be a popular suspect. Boy do we get plenty of those; 6 different Anthrax vaccinations, smallpox, MMR, Rubella, Annual Flu, Hep, all of the standard childhood Vac's, and not to mention daily doxycycline for the last 13 months to protect against Malaria. Or Mefliquine weekly.
If we are doing this to ourselves to protect against common disease, that is just so ironic. Where are the hard federal studies on this pandemic, anyhow? Shouldn't this be National Objective #1 if so many Americans are at risk? I see that even the Chinese are now recognizing this killer as well. No doubt all developed nations have a head start given our ample food supplies and couch potato lifestyles.
And in researching the treatment options, in almost 100 years what great technological leaps have we made? Aerosolized Insulin that damages the lung. Wow. We put men on the moon, robots on Mars, eradicate Polio, Small Pox, and crush 12 cancers, but we are still injecting Insulin. How about monitoring? 10 sticks a day? Ridiculous. We can send cameras through a human digestive track and diagnose illness. We can monitor oxygen saturation with lasers, but we cannot develop an implant that can measure and transmit glucose levels in real time? No laser that can penetrate skin and measure levels? This is a conspiracy. What other diseases or conditions cause such widespread systemic damage? Sure, they are out there, but what the heck? Who are we, mud?
This is sad for so many reasons. Did our bodies betray us, or did we betray our bodies? It’s nice to see the benefits of 10 mile runs at 5 am, healthy eating habits, abstaining from tobacco and alcohol, and just generally taking care of my body. For what? For the chance to die blind without sensation in my fingers? Of a heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, pancreatic cancer, what else? I'm sure there are a dozen other ways.
I tell you, this might be a rare opportunity for you veterans out there to see how a new guy responds to his diagnoses. I don’t know what I would do if I was not married. I can’t even tell my wife about this until I can get back to the US in 4 months, she doesn’t deserve the stress. Probably pursue some dangerous lifestyle like bull fighting, skydiving, or becoming a Republican and move to California. I think this is what is known as the "Anger" phase of acceptance, agreed? How can humans be so strong and adaptable, and yet so very fragile at the same time? The very same molecule that makes is killing us. Life is killing us. Is this not profound? Carbon Hydrogen and Oxygen.
Boy do I owe you guys for having to read this. I have no one I can vent to as this condition will effectively end my career, so you guys are it. I do appreciate it. All I can offer in return is support in those areas that I am competent to comment on. Thank You.