Did You Know That ...?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-04-15 07:53:58 -0500
Started 2011-11-02 16:07:33 -0500

Men are 32 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes and are more than twice as likely than women to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes.


When you get a preventive medical test, you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re doing it for your family and loved ones.

The single most important way you can take care of yourself and those you love is to actively take part in your health care. Educate yourself on health care and participate in decisions with your doctor.


If your blood pressure is higher than 135/80, ask your doctor to test you for diabetes. Diabetes, or high blood sugar, can cause problems with your heart, eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, and other body parts.


17 replies

jigsaw 2012-04-11 20:02:31 -0500 Report

That's it, I'm getting a sex change! Actually, a very important bit of info.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-11 23:20:04 -0500 Report

Haha, but don't go there yet as we women have issues you men are not as likely to get:)

jigsaw 2012-04-12 06:35:53 -0500 Report

Yep, but once we get passed those issues that we're "not likely to get" it can be heaven! I have been perfecting my technique my entire life. The way I see it, what you women have, is what we men want!!! (=;

jigsaw 2012-04-12 17:17:12 -0500 Report

I've been married 33 years to my current and second wife! I learned my lesson the first time!!!

Caroltoo 2012-04-12 20:28:12 -0500 Report

Ah-ha. We have something else in common besides love of good food and low BGs. Wayne and I are in a second marriage for each of us. Much learned the first time around and 31 successful years this time!

jigsaw 2012-04-13 06:48:12 -0500 Report

It's a beautiful thing isn't it ! I wouldn't have it any other way. I know without any doubt that my wife is the best thing that ever took place in my life. I am thankful every day for that blessing that brought us together!

Caroltoo 2012-04-13 07:35:25 -0500 Report

That is a sentiment I can sure echo. Even Wayne, despite his Alzheimer's, says something similar when he speaks. Most of the time now, he says it with his eyes. When I first see him in the morning he just beams at me with the most beautifully loving look in his eyes, that I feel like his face just glows before he slips back into the nothingness of his usual expression. It is an experience I will deeply miss when it stops happening.

jigsaw 2012-04-14 22:02:43 -0500 Report

You might think it strange, but I feel your words profoundly. As you know, my mom suffered from dimentia. When I went to visit her, her eyes would light up the moment she saw me walk through the door. When it was time for me to leave, her face would go blank as she stared into emptiness.

JSJB 2012-04-11 13:39:21 -0500 Report

I'm guilty of that. Since 1965, Discharge from the USN, I can count on one hand how many times I visited a doctor on my own. The times I did I had to or else. I don't think of it as a weakness but I always beleived the body can cure itself and mine was doing fine until 9/2011. I still don't like doctor visits but now I go.

GabbyPA 2011-11-02 19:29:34 -0500 Report

Is this because, like my husband, I have to bug him to get things checked out? I think men tend to be more independent in this way as they feel it is a weakness to be sick. No, it is just human and I would rather have him go to the doctor than to be in the hospital. It is a constant battle that I feel I cannot win, but I keep trying.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-11 23:26:27 -0500 Report

My husband says he is fine, so I tell him then there is no problem with going to the dr and confirming it. Since he tries to go to all my dr appointments, when it is his time I just make one for him along with mine and then he has no choice as were in the room together any ways. He is just always more concerned with the kids and myself that he puts himself last, which I think is aloving guy thing. I choose not to take chances after all the issues I go through.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-02 18:53:13 -0500 Report

I always tell all my patients that they need to be proactive in their care. I will ask them a ? and most will just say "I don't know" ! It's crazy, you have to be active in what is going on with your body! I couldn't agree with you more. Hope this touches people that need to hear this. God Bless