Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning and a 10 yr old girl named Harper

Yesterday I had the misfortune of being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My world has changed ! I was overwhelmed and what the future holds and very ignorant of the disease. I was sat in the Diabetic Information Office awaiting my pre arranged appointment .At the reception desk was sat a lovely bright 10 yr old girl who kept me entertained with her music and drawings (she would let me have a go at drawing too !) Harper (her name) was filling in for her mother who is the Diabetes nursing specialist and Harper was their courtesy of school holidays. I was sat with Annie who was giggling away at our senior/young person interaction and the very delightful Harper asked which of us is Diabetic.After confirming it was me and she was really up to date with info I asked if her family had history. Without flinching she showed me the Machine that was (almost) permanently attached to her young body and she informed me she was a Type 1 Full blown insulin dependant “victim” My self esteem and self imposed “feeling sorry” for myself disappeared Immediately ! I am one of the lucky ones and will (hopefully) take care of myself considering my family have a history of this disease Sadly this young lady will have this horrible affliction for the rest of her life,whilst I now consider being lucky contracting diabetes after 68 yrs !! and able to enjoy our life style thanks to my very supportive wife All thoughts of self pity etc are GONE and look forward to the future..Just a little of background courtesy Diabetes Australia Newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes …When you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes you may feel a variety of emotions. Perhaps you are relieved at finally being given a diagnosis to explain your symptoms or you may feel shock and disbelief. These feelings are completely normal when you are diagnosed with a chronic disease.The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. There are many people who can help you understand and manage your condition and live life to the fullest without compromising the things that are important to you and your family. Many people find when they start managing their diabetes they often feel better than they have for years. This is because managing diabetes is really about improving your health – and everyone should do this! I am thankful to my Doctor for diagnosed my Diabetes Dr Lwin



July 5, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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