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Friday, 1 November 2013

A sad story of Diabetic complications.

Terminal and Scared

I Guess many of you guys will think me weak, silly and pathetic, but honestly, other than that, I hope I'm a nice guy, 

I'm 52, just ! 

I'm very very happily married, we have a 23 year old butter of a son, he's the apple of our eye, 

My darling wife is the sweetest, kindest, most understanding person EVER to have walked this earth, and to me the MOST Beautiful too, 

OK, you get the picture, All is perfect. 

OK except I'm in a wheelchair now, I have to take phone number quantities of drugs each day, just to take the edge from the PAIN I am and never will be free of, 

Why ? Well the truth is that almost 19 years of excuses, no real effort, and leaving things too late, I am amongst many other things a Type 2 Diabetic, with almost an entire collection of complications of the Diabetes, 

I sit here in the dark, at 6.49 am in terrible pain having had less than an hour's sleep, and I'm balling my eyes out, crying like a new born baby because I'm SCARED, 

I'm dying, amongst many things it's due to Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy, I also have End Organ Damage, and a multitude of other problems, 

It's too late for me, I can't be saved, 

So WHY am I here now ? 

Really because I needed to scream, and I guess to warn you all, PLEASE look after yourselves, DON'T let you'd Diabetes get out of control, be GOOD, be SAFE, 

DON'T be ME !!!


I feel for this guy it's been brave of him to tell his story, his warning is a reminder that Diabetes if not controlled can be a life threatening disease.



Lowcarb team member said...

This is one of the most open and honest posts I've ever seen and it really moved me more than words can express and I really hope his post and message can make anyone with their head still in the sand take note of the seriousness of this condition. My thoughts are with him and his family and I do wish him as many more years as possible to spend with them.


Lowcarb team member said...

To be fair Paul I often think people are encouraged to ignore he possibility of complications. There is a conspiracy of silence about them. Its far easier to blame t2s for their own condition and to give the impression that losing weight will solve all and to ignore T1 complications because all they need is insulin -isn't it? It’s nice to see the thread has not been locked as similar "pessimistic” threads have been in the past.


Anonymous said...

I too feel for him and his family.

Let us hope that this man's scream is heard, listened to and acted upon by all those who can still do much to improve their diabetes. This illustrates how important it is to keep blood sugar numbers low.

I am sure everyone who has read this here and on the dcuk forum send best thoughts to Kevin and his family.


Anna Down Under said...

This made me so sad! I don't have diabetes, but was told I was pre-diabetic. Having recently lost nearly 36 pounds I hope that's not the case anymore. Reading this has made me see just how important it is to keep going and get to a healthy weight ... and stay there. My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and his family.

Lowcarb team member said...

"I am sure everyone who has read this here and on the dcuk forum send best thoughts to Kevin and his family."

"My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and his family."

I know there are many readers who echo these two comments. Our thoughts are very much with Kevin and if his story helps others than I think he would be pleased.

All the best Jan