Would you be willing to give up some of your life to avoid treatments?
According to a short article in yesterday's Washington Post that's how some folks with Type 2 diabetes feel about their illness.
Those of us with Type 1 don't have that luxury. Giving up insulin for even a short amount of time could literally be deadly. And maybe that's something else to be thankful about. Reading this article reinforces my belief that Type 2 is a much harder disease to live with than Type 1. And I know just how difficult Type 1 is to deal with.
I completely agree with this quote from the article:
The study findings show "that we need to find better, more convenient ways to treat chronic illness," Huang said. "It is hard to convince some patients to invest their time and effort now in rigorous adherence to a complex regimen with no immediate reward, just the promise of better health years from now."
Type 1 diabetes treatment is 'easier' than in the good old days. But then the 'experts' go and change the rules on us, so I feel like I have to work harder at better control. No wonder taking care of diabetes is so tiring!