Friday, September 09, 2005

Get Checked

I saw this in the Chronicle today......

"It is estimated that more than 18 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, although some do not know it. The number of people with diabetes is believed to have tripled in the past quarter-century."

I've had "it" for 12 years. It's no fun. In fact, it sucks. I recently had a health care authority tell me that diabetes is "a progressive disease".... no shit, Sherlock. Who knew?! The best one can hope for is to keep the beast at bay, and there in lies the rub. The wisest thing you can do is find out if you have it and then deal with it if you do. Diabetes is forever. It doesn't grow up and move away after 20 or so years. You can't get a divorce from diabetes. You can't ligate it either. You can pretend you don't have it or ignore that you do, but it'll bitch slap you sooner or later to get your attention. For sure, it's one of those 800 pound gorillas.

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