By the time many type 2 diabetics (and often their doctors)
realize action is necessary, the disease, with its destructive
high blood sugars, has been silently damaging their body for
Complications to the blood vessels and tissues of your eyes,
feet, heart, kidneys, and other organs, are likely well underway.
You visit the doctor because you feel bad, and you wish to feel
better. You react to the symptoms of perceived illness. This is
understandable, but does not allow much room for prevention or
early detection of diabetes.
Of course this idea, "Don't see the doctor 'til it hurts,"
comes from our "busier-then-ever" lifestyles. But to blame, to
point fingers after the damage has started is as pointless as is
the leaping bungee-jumper's complaint that his equipment has just
failed. It's a little late to talk about why. Some problems are
If you have type 2 diabetes, you know most of the time you don't
feel very bad. You might think that because you don't feel very
bad, it isn't very serious, and you don't have to do anything
about it just now. "I'll wait 'til it hurts" ...You couldn't be
Diabetes damages your body with high blood sugars. It doesn't care
whether your sugars are high from type 2, type 1, or some other
cause - if they're up, they're doing damage. Type 2 diabetics
who let their sugars run "because they don't feel bad" are doing
serious damage to their eyes, kidneys, hearts, and nervous
Suppose you have diabetes, and don't want the complications.
Suppose you don't know you have diabetes, but you're from a
high-risk group (maybe someone in your family has or had diabetes),
and you want to cut the risks. Or, suppose you just want to feel
It's all the same - Your early detection, education, and prevention
Don't wait 'til it hurts. Ask your doctor about diabetes and have
your blood sugar checked several times a year.
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