Just learned about another victim off ''now you're Diabetic, so here's your insulin and bill, have a nice day.'
One of my sisters was catching up with a friend last week who she had been out of touch for awhile. She told her that her sister had died due to diabetes. The doctor had not explained how she should check her bg, or watch her carbs, or much of anything. Simple told her to use insulin if her bg was high. Her bg kept climbing, so did the amount of insulin she used, until her life ended unpleasently.
My sister asked me ''Why didn't the doctor tell her what to do?'' I tried to explain that this happens way to often. Some don't, some do, and that I've learned the most about dealing with diabetes from researching on my own. I've told her before and I told her again about how very, very helpful this site has been to my learning about Diabetes.
It really shook her up hearing from someone how this disease can kill. I think she might be starting to realize why I try to keep my bg in a good range.
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