The epidemic of Type 2 diabetes is here, and it is likely going to stay. The facts are not kind, and statistics show it is only going to get worse. Thankfully, more and more people are beginning to realize it is a deadly disease we must not underestimate. That people understand the disease more than in previous years is an improvement, even though there is still much work to be done.
If you are one of those afflicted with the disease, below are the three stages of treatment. You may find these arbitrary since they are not definitive or written in stone. Nevertheless, if you are interested in handling your disease, you are likely going to find the following very helpful…
Recognizing diabetes as a serious health concern. The first stage consists of identifying diabetes as the obvious health concern it is. It should never be underestimated or should it ever be neglected. Most people are guilty of making these mistakes. If you can dodge this bullet, consider yourself in good shape.
It is only when you feel compelled to treat and lower your blood sugar you will be able to push through the effort it takes. Realizing Type 2 diabetes could be a death sentence if it remains untreated is the essential first step you must take.
Active treatment and management. You can only enter the second stage: treatment and management if you are fully committed. It is not enough to merely dabble with the idea of managing your blood sugar. You have to have a strong desire to see it lowered to a healthy range which only comes with the understanding it’s the only real decision you could make.
Allowing Type 2 diabetes to stay and exacerbate, only poses serious consequences. Various complications affecting digestion, vision, movement, and vital organs like the heart and kidney, are all possibilities.
If you enter this second stage, you will need to make some bold changes in your lifestyle. Much can be said about nutrition and healthy eating, but also weight management and blood sugar reduction. It is simple in theory and is not as complicated in practice as you may have been led to believe.
If you are determined enough, you will see yourself through the second stage, by fighting for your health and not stopping short of your ultimate objective.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle once blood sugar returns to normal. If you can make it to the third stage, take a moment to congratulate yourself. Few can fully reverse diabetes, but the ones that can deserve it. The reward is better health, which is undeniably priceless.
But the work is not finished. You still have to maintain the changes that took you to the third stage, which is maintaining your health. Fortunately, it gets easier at this point. Mostly due to the habits cultivated in the second stage.
If you have Type 2 diabetes, you owe it to yourself to attempt to move through the stages. Hopefully, you will because it is in your power to recover and live a life free of high and unstable blood sugar and all of the problems associated with them.