Today I want to discuss how the pandemic has changed our lives for better or worse as a diabetic and for prediabetics. I was once on my way to diabetes without even knowing it.
If you’re diabetic like me, you’ve been warned by about Covid 19 and how it can be fatal as a diabetic by your doctors. I was fortunate to get my vaccine shots and feel safer for getting them. Worrying about Covid is just another problem we diabetics don’t need. We have enough trouble keeping our sugar in check , exercising and eating properly. The idea that Covid could make you seriously ill or dead isn’t a pleasant thought.
The way I’ve coped with being a diabetic during Covid is just to be extra vigilant with washing my hands, staying away from large crowds, wearing a mask and most importantly not deviating from my self care of my issues from diabetes. If anything living as a diabetic during Covid should make you want to take care of yourself even more. Sometimes in life we need a shock or pause from our everyday routine to make us remember why we have to fight diabetes everyday so we can hope for a better tomorrow. Basically I’m glad to be here and haven’t gotten Covid. My message would be don’t let this virus stress you to the point of overeating, cheating on your diet or getting super stressed over this. Keep fighting!
The last thing I want to talk about today is sort a trip down memory lane before I was a diabetic. Unfortunately I had no health insurance for many years before being diagnosed, so I had no doctors in my ear telling me to be careful. I recently spoke to friends of my family who have been told they’re prediabetic. Their attitude towards this diagnosis is troubling. They continue to eat too much, are gaining weight , and really haven’t thought about the health complications they could face. Take it from me, you don’t want diabetes. My troubles with my feet and eyes have been documented on past blogs. If I had seen a doctor years before my diagnosis and I was told I was prediabetic, I would have tried harder to lose weight and seek help. I didn’t see a doctor until it was too late, and I’m fortunate I can still walk and see today. So if your prediabetic, don’t treat it lightly,listen to your doctors and seek help ,I’m grateful for all my doctors, nurses, therapists, friends and family who supported me throughout my life as a diabetic.
My next blog I will talk about making the right selections at the supermarket to help your diabetic lifestyle. Stay healthy and safe!