Are Most Diabetics Fat and Lazy?

Do people start off fat and then develop diabetes? Or are they predisposed to getting this shitty disease in the first place. I’m just sitting here at my desk looking at all the diabetes supplements and prescriptions I take everyday and it amazes me that I’m taking these to treat a disease that I might have avoided in the first place.

I remember being a teenager with no thoughts of diabetes or monitoring my carb intake. Hell I remember going out to football games and drinking a mouthful of maple syrup or sugar right before leaving. It was like when Rocky drank the raw eggs for breakfast before working out. I thought I was giving myself energy. All I really was doing was upping my blood sugar and making my pancreas work hard to inject insulin in my blood to deal with all those simple sugars. Now I have to give myself a byetta injection before I eat. And to carry that thing around with me is a pain in the ass! Just in case I happen to go out to eat before going home or if I eat breakfast at work instead of at home.

I have to plan my supplements and medication around eating cause I’m fat, diabetic and lazy!

This is a picture taken by my 5 year old son cause he thought it was funny that Daddy goes right to sleep sometimes after eating dinner at night. Even my son knows when I’m hyperglycemic yet occasionally I eat too much of the wrong thing and this happens.

This post is a bit more personal than most I write. I know there are a lot of people out there worse off than me.

I need to get involved more like Bernard Farrell and are active in the diabetes fund raising community and also has been Type 1 for 35 years.

Or Amy Tenderich who is enjoying reading, cooking, aerobics, hiking, swimming, wine, weekend getaways, her kids and she’s (nearly) fitter than ever.

Gloria taught me how getting a yearly flu shot can benefit me from a possible weaker immune system.

Also check out Gina Capone’s diabetes chat where you can meet other people just like me and realize I’m not alone in this struggle.

So let me hear from you. Comment below. Are you over weight and diabetic? Are you doing something with your diabetes or sitting on your ass like I have been?

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