January 9, 2013
Mia The Diva
Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!
This month we will be dedicating our wellness segment to Diabetes. For those of you who know me, 10 years ago this month I lost my mother by pre-mature death due to complications Diabetes.
Her body literally stopped working and it shut down. She suffered from Congestive Heart Failure which means that her body was not pumping enough blood and oxygen for the nutrients to reach her organs. This is what caused her kidneys to fail which caused her body to retain fluid throughout her body and filled her lungs. She ultimately lost her young life of 52 years to Respiratory Failure.
Diabetes affects all the major vital organs of the body and blood circulation like this foot in this picture is gout; a condition linked to diabets given to poor circulation. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of heart disease and strokes. It is also known as the silent killer because symptoms are usually not noticed and under-diagnosed until the disease is full blown.
Diabetes is a leading cause of premature death claiming the lives of 2.9 million per year ( * annual worldwide figure -2010 World Health Organization ) If current trends continue 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime and those who have diabetes will lose on average 10-15 years of life.
On the bright side there are solutions! This disease can be beat! It can be managed and you can live a quality healthy life with lifestyle adjustments – diet & exercise. Certain types of Diabetes (Type 2) can be preventable and in some cases even be reversed!
My father is alive and well @ 64 years of age, has lived with the disease for over 20 years without suffering any major complications of the disease. I believe a lot of his success is because he has got a grip on monitoring and controlling his blood sugar.
It’s really the best time to be living with any kind of disease these days with the advancement of science, technology, and medicine we all have a shot at living a happy healthy quality filled life! We are in the information age ignorance is not bliss. It’s foolish and can cost you years and the quality off of your life!
Here at FBJ we want to promote preventative health care it’s far more cheaper than medical bills!
Knowledge is power! Educate yourself and Be Well this Wednesday!
I don’t want to have to buy any Flowers!
Mia The Diva