Why do Diabetes research?
Why do diabetes research? Thought I haven't found a cure yet, I continue to do research because it can help me understand what's happening to my body.
Do you like having diabetes?
Do you enjoy injecting yourself with insulin or having to change your pump site every three days?
I can certainly say that I don't enjoy it!
I live with it like a normal person, but I don't enjoy it. It's like asking a person, "hey, do you like it when I keep poking you with my pencil?" Obviously the person is going to say "No." They can live with it because it really isn't that much of a problem but they would rather not...right?
Why then is diabetes research important?
Well, like I said before, research can help you understand what's happening to you!
If I didn't research at all I would be letting my doctors tell me what to do all the time and that's not good either. You want to know just as much about your diabetes as your doctor so that one day you can become independent of them.
Side Note~It is not bad to have your doctor's help, in fact sometimes it is very good! Your doctor's mission is to help you understand your diabetes and get you to do more research so that when you are no longer their patient, they know you will be well taken care of.
You want to be in control of whether you die in the night from blood sugar problems or not. You want to know whether this pain in your side is simply because you stretched a muscle or it's the result of unregulated blood sugars.
I don't know about you, but diabetic Neuropathy and kidney disease doesn't sound very fun. I would rather know why I'm having certain symptoms so that I can figure out a way to get rid of them rather than just sit by and let my diabetes control my life. Do you get what I'm saying?
Do you want to control your diabetes or let your diabetes control you?
Would you like to die from lack of attention to your diabetes or simply because you are at a ripe old age?
I have found that diabetes research is helpful not only so that you can know more about your pancreas and how it affects your body, but also it helps you have enough knowledge and confidence to control your diabetes properly and not die from it.
That is what I want to do...how about you?
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