Thursday, May 11, 2006


Yesterday my Mom was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. Which means she has to watch what she eats.

For me, its only a matter of time.


Blogger Beth said...

A matter of time? Maybe... if you watch what you eat now, then maybe you can avoid it. But then you'd have to eat vegetables and stuff... you know... that stuff that food eats...

7:58 PM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

Yeah, I know.

I have to lose about 150 pounds or so.

8:31 PM  
Blogger El Capitan said...

It comes sooner than you think. No longer is there a "borderline" category. It's now "healthy", "pre-diabetic" and "Diabetic".

My doc didn't want to wait until my blood sugar crossed the magic line, so now I'm swallowing 5 different meds a day, testing my blood sugar 2x a day, and learning to live on salads and very little carbs. Oh, add $200 a month to pay for it all. That's *with* insurance...

Take it from another fat guy (and let's not mince words about that!) with several years and 100 pounds ahead of you, it only gets worse as you go along. Joint pain, sleep apnea, and other fun ailments. There will be no magic pill to fix everything overnight!

Get yourself a mountain bike to go along with your new iRiver! Ride that sumbitch 2 hours a day. And when your subconscious tells you "Oh, don't listen to that guy, we've got the self-discipline to avoid his fate", smack that lying SOB in the chops. He told you that 150 pounds ago!

Good luck, my friend.

7:36 AM  
Blogger sig94 said...

Just got told that my blood sugar is now too high also. Don't mess around with this DK! Talk to diabetics and see what happens as this disease progresses. Then join me and move that mass around!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

For the record:

My Grandma had dieabetes, my Dad has dieabetes, my Mom is going to have it sooner or later (it appears you cant go backwards), two uncles who have it, three aunts who have/had it, and a cousin who has it.

I have MORE than enough examples.

My problem is I am a sugar addict.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a co-worker in his mid-30's, eats like a rabbit and weighs about 150 pounds, soaking wet, who has a severe case of diabetes. It's not a fun thing to live with. Do what you have to do to lessen the complications while you still have a shot.

Good luck on it, brother.

10:40 AM  

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