It's complicated, cupcake
I just got my Diabetes Newswire, and the news looks grim. A few partial headlines:
"Minorities less likely to receive 'cornerstone' diabetes test"
"Eye damage from diabetes remains the leading cause of blindness'"
"'Silent strokes' linked to kidney failure in diabetics"
Good grief. Why doesn't everyone with diabetes just throw in the towel already? Of course, this gives me a chance to climb up on my personal responsibility soapbox once again, this time to tout the importance of 1) preventing Type 2 diabetes, and 2) after a diabetes diagnosis of any flavor, taking adequate care of yourself, including testing and eating right.
Yes, I know, it's a lot more complicated than simply saying no to the birthday cupcakes that are, as I write this, being devoured in the UPub conference room. So, hats off to anyone with diabetes who manages not only to survive, but thrive with the disease. In fact, maybe next week I will feature a few here.