Who can you blame ?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-25 11:13:53 -0600
Started 2010-02-24 10:11:34 -0600

When it's all said and done.

When the pain has become either unbearable or non existant.

When your sight is impaired and you have trouble walking.

When your limbs are amputated and your organs fail or are destroyed.

When those who once listened, no longer listen because it's your problem, not theirs.

When the excuses are there but they no longer make any sense because they are just that, excuses.

It's always someone else's fault long before it becomes your own.

Now it's your turn, who can you blame ?

The truth hurts … ( when you have to own up to it ) .. !

Your resposibility starts with, and ends with you !

Not your Doctor, your Insurance Company, your Family, your Friends, your Government or your belief in God.


Take Control Of Your Diabetic Situation Now, Before It's Too Late !

7 replies

rankearl 2010-02-25 10:21:34 -0600 Report

hi it is our responsiblity to do the best that we can do everday for ourselves but there are so many variables we all know them on that i could go on and on sometimes we just need to look at each indivual we all are so differnent and that is a good thing have you every heard if they could only walk in my shoes i try not to blame our judge i dont like either one of those words life gives us all kinds of choices good or bad that is what makes us human maybe the discssin should have been with all the variables in life today are you doing the best that you can do???? ((HUGS)) julie

MAYS 2010-02-25 10:45:03 -0600 Report

All variables aside, who is responsible for your health and well being, or better yet, where and with whom does it start ?
Can you honestly say that someone else SHOULD or DOES care more for you than you should or do about yourself ?
Please don't view the discussion as an attack, it's more of a uncoated self responsibility issue, straight to the point of the matter, personal responsibility !
" Mays "

MAYS 2010-02-24 12:46:53 -0600 Report

Thank you for the comments listed above.

It's just amazing how some people would rather rate this post as 0% useful to others in their opinion because they think that society, the medical industry, buisinesses, the government and God, are all somewhat responsible for their diabetes and taking care of them and it.
But they are wrong, to all (except God) you are a serious, for them, money making liability that as long as you are not taking good care of yourself, will continue to make money for the system, slowly killing yourself.

Or maybe I'm to harsh, too much of a realist to life, refusing to live in a fantasy world, with rose colored glasses while diabetes destroys my body, what about you ?

The truth hurts but it is still the truth !

You are responsible for yourself.

Who (actually) feels your pain, suffers with you while you wait for someone to do something or give you something ?
Diabetes, which is a chronic disease, doesn't wait, you cannot call a time out on it in life.
When you wake up in the morning is it still there, have your prayers for mercy and relief from it been answered, has a bill been funded bearing your name for research, or as they say, does life go on ?

Every day that you delay, gives diabetes and it's complications a bigger lead in it's headstart towards the destruction of you !

Too much to read, maybe your obituary will be shorter !

If you are going to be a statistic in life, be a positive one.
" Mays "

Markus 2010-02-24 11:33:43 -0600 Report

Mays, You hit the nail on the head! It is absolutely up to each individual to manage their own diabetes with the assistance of the doctors when needed. I'm all for personal accountability with all things in life. Society is getting way too dependent on the help of government.

I was ready to fire my doctor if he didn't change my care plan when he finally asked if I thought insulin would be an option. I told him I would try anything as the diet, exercise & meds weren't working. I wish I would have started the insulin sooner.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-24 10:38:13 -0600 Report

Mays, I want to thank you for your straightforward, honest, and caring approach to this disease. You know I'm very new at this, but your input and responses have helped motivate me so much.
You'r right. It's not the food industries, restruants, or anyone else's fault. I have no way of knowing if diabetes is passed in my family but it really does't matter. It's nobody's fault but it is my responsibility. I can stay in the problem or get into the solution. My choice.
I hate having to be mindful of diabetes all day. The supermarket labels are driving me crazy. Oh my! Look what and how much I've been carelessly putting into my body. Oh wow, Look how I can't find many things to substitue it with. And oh nuts! Look at how hard it is to get out my front door and walk every day.
But when it comes to the consequences of not doing it, I'm the one who suffers. I can blame all I want, but "they" don't have to live with my decisions.
I want to learn more, I want the discipline it takes, and I want to not live in fear. Taking control takes away my anxiety and fear of what could and will happen.
Thank you again and all of you here who are honest and supportive.

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