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25 September

Type-2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes proves to be a difficult disease to manage for many people. For this reason receiving a diagnosis of this form of diabetes can be hard to deal with. Stress, anxiety, doubt, depression, and frustration are common reactions.
It would be a concern if you did not share any of these feelings because it would mean you would be indifferent to your diagnosis.

When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, indifference is dangerous. It is likely to cause you to neglect your condition and allow it to become worse. High blood sugar will not lower on its own and will continue to rise in the absence of intervention.
Unlike the common cold or flu, this is not a health issue your body can fight off. Unfortunately, your immune system is incapable of resisting the development of Type 2 diabetes as it is not a malignant disease. You, however, have the power to treat and lower both your blood sugar and your weight and stop the disease in its tracks. But it is a choice you must make.

Before we get ahead of ourselves and talk about the treatment of this form of diabetes, we must address the issue that is a "diabetes diagnosis." While it tends to be a wake-up call for many adults, the effect is not universally the same. Some people have a harsh reaction to being diagnosed. Despondence is not uncommon: this is something that requires special attention because a broken spirit is arguably worse than the disease itself.

The last thing you should do if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is to surrender your hope. A healthy future is NOT beyond you. Just because you have had a setback does not suggest the course of your well-being has been predetermined. Far from it; there is much you can do. Consider the big picture. There are many diabetics around the world. If you are in an African country, you are likely one of a few million in your country. These are unfortunate statistics, but it serves as a reminder your situation is not unusual. If there are thousands, if not millions of diabetics who are managing their condition right now, why can't you? You can choose how to view Type 2 diabetes.
There are undeniable facts...
• it poses numerous complications, some of which are lethal.
• it decreases life expectancy.

But this disease can also be reversed. And you can live a healthy life despite it. Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is not a tragedy. In reality, it is a chance to turn a crisis into an opportunity. Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels.
Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

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