Life lessons - Die a beat us.. My Story

That might sound like an odd title to you. I am of course talking about  Diabetes Type 2. I am using the word 'Die' because it can kill you, the word 'beat' because it can really affect you quite badly. And 'us', I guess, because many are beaten by it and they don't really know they have it.

I am not sure when mine started. I know I went through a period of sudden weight gain when I quit smoking in 2002, 2003. I know I used a lot of sugar products to replace cigarettes. I mean, follow my logic people. I would rather put on some weight than have lung cancer, wouldn't you ? Think about it. Personally, I think I was sick for quite some time.

Some years ago, I was hired to do a gig with a band. And it didn't work so well. I have never had this experience in more than 20 years of gigging before this. I can remember feeling spaced out, not knowing really what I was doing, and just gettng through the gig. I donated my fee for charity that time, because I didn't know what was wrong with me. Anyway, on September 19th, 2014, I finally accepted I have a problem. And that is, that I am a type 2 Diabetic. And accepting treatment has really given a new lease on life. My youngest child is still very small and I need to be fit for her. So, if you start experiencing a dry mouth, extreme tiredness, dizziness, get to your doctor and have it checked. It is not worth the suffering of ignoring it. Life got better and healthier when I stopped ignoring it. Don't make the mistake I did people, visit your doctor.

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