We Won’t Sugarcoat This

A Doctor once said that diabetes, though it does not ordinarily kill its victims, nevertheless tends to ruin the normal pleasures of life devoted to good tasting things, leaving the victim to exist on a carefully calibrated diet that allows life to continue by withdrawing pleasure from the act of eating foods that please the palate. A sort of adult You Play, You Pay thing. There are a lot of things about that warning to challenge. But in the end, you have to give the Doctor credit for zeroing in on the most essential aspect. For someone with the disease in their body, the amount of sugars that can safely be consumed in one day is extremely limited. That has to be the case every day. If you go three consecutive years of being the perfect patient, and fall off badly when you just go crazy and let your whims have their way one weekend, you will make yourself deadly ill, perhaps enough to force hospitalization. The thing to remember is that diabetes is not a disease to mess with, unless you are eager to die young. Continue reading We Won’t Sugarcoat This