Having spoken to people of a variety of ages in my work place about what being diabetic meant 50-70 years ago . I was in awe of the challenges my great grandparents generation went through prior to there being an nhs in uk. Diabeties meant death for some or amputations for others that were lucky to survive this condition. As the 5th generation or 1st of my mums kids to get condition i feel the treatment and checks could be better but are gold standard in comparrison to my great grandmothers- she lost both legs to type 1 and my grandma was her carer according to my mum, so it greatly impacted on her life choices. In the 21st century depending on which health professional you speak to our lifestyle choices play a major part in condition. I ask myself had i been underweight 5,8 and sporty would i have got diabeties, fact is most probably as i firmly believe certain conditions hit you like lightening, especially if in family like some things are. But on positive i now look at diabeties as the strict best friend i didnt know existed.
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