Living with diabetes is a problem that hundreds of thousands of people have to deal with. This is a lifestyle disease that affects the way the body metabolizes and uses sugar.
Those who have this disease will have a variety of side effects that can be either short or long term. Many people eventually go blind, have raised risks of heart attack and stroke, have sores on their feet and digestion and impotence problems. Living with diabetes can be difficult and challenging, especially with the many side affects.
People take to living with diabetes in different ways. Teenagers have an extremely hard time living successfully with diabetes. They have to find the time to do the constant blood tests, changes in diets and exercising along with all that comes with being a teenager.
It can be a complete nightmare for both the teen and the parents. Unlike the teen, the parent understands that what is done now in their child’s teen years can affect his or her health for the rest of their lives.
Trying to live with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is difficult. Because of different lifestyles it is harder for some than others. With the advancements of modern science it is getting easier to living successfully with diabetes than it used to be.