I am a type-2 diabetic, and they took me off medication simply because I ate right and exercised. Diabetes is not like a cancer, where you go in for chemo and radiation. You can change a lot through a basic changing of habits.
It's hard enough as a kid these days to feel normal and just try to fit in. To be a diabetic is just a dramatic thing to go through.
I can't convince you to put the drink down if you're an alcoholic, you have to want to do that. I can't convince you to stop eating the cookies when you're a diabetic. You have to do that. And that takes responsibility.
I don't want to become a diabetic.
I am diabetic.
I am the world's worst diabetic.
For diabetes in particular, we know there's a relationship between lack of glucose regulation and complications like blindness and kidney failure. So if you were diabetic and you knew that you could get your glucose in a tight, normal range just by adjusting your lifestyle, wouldn't that be great?
As a diabetic, I'm a walking picnic. I have to eat measured amounts of food at certain times.
My mom was a diabetic. Her sister was a diabetic, so I was already a candidate.
If one of us, any of us, any American is traveling in a town somewhere in America and a medical crisis hits them, for someone who is diabetic or perhaps has heart disease or some other problems, where do we get the records to determine what to do?
Because of the enormous responsibility, diabetic kids tend to grow up to be the most mature, most realistic people who have a natural desire to reach outside of themselves.
All my life, I've been a type 1 diabetic. I've always taken life day by day.
I was having serious issues with becoming a diabetic.
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