If this needs to be posted somewhere else please delete and I’ll repost.
I have big hangup on the issue of people equating not taking care of your diabetes= just the same as suicide. By this, they are usually referring to the fact that my a1c is not low enough, I still eat chocolate, do not exercise as much as I should, etc. etc. Of course, I feel guilty that I’m not “perfect” but no one is. If my a1c were that low, I’d be in the ER every week with lows. But with diabetes- we should be doing all this stuff and if we don’t, we’re bad, killing ourselves, etc. I do my best to eat healthy, check my bg, attempt exercise, try to keep my bgs in line, don’t do anything hardcore(smoking,drinking, drugs). A lifetime of even slightly higher bgs eventually can catch up with you…causing complications.
Is not perfect diabetes control the same as a slow suicide? That’s what everyone preaches at me(those without a CLUE as to how difficult it is.) And perfect, is not possible, so theoretically everything will be my fault…
(your thoughts, please)