Whilst the world (rightly so) is horrified at the current state of zuma/zupta/corruption in south africa to the absolutely insane attacks in the UK but ALSO the ongoing terrible and unacceptable carnage in syria, iraq, afghanistan (this list is way longer and way worse than most of what the “west” has seen).
I would like to bring all of your attention to something that is “silently” killing way more people. Diabetes. Don’t believe me – look at the horrendous stats. They do speak for themselves. In both the west as well as the east as well as the poorest of the poor.
Diabetes is a scurge that is on the surge. And with no even small little sign of stopping.
What is type 2 ? A disease of wealth but also of abnormal eating. There is no reason to get type 2 diabetes unless you have actually “abused” your body OR if you have had cancer or a tumour of your pancreas.
It is a disease of too much sugar into the body. Too many simple carbs stuffed into a single body and the pancreas says ok well enough is enough and all of a sudden once you have lost 50% of them pancreas cells you find yourself diabetic.
Type 1 however is a different story. This is a case of severely unfair dishing out of disease. Mostly children and young adults who out of the blue have total pancreas failure. And become dependant (i.e. you die without it) on insulin.
Type 1 is NOT avoidable by anything you do or do not do.
Type 1’s rely on insulin, without it they die.
Diabetes is killing and causing loss of quality of life for many many people.
Educate yourself and be aware of what you say. Prevent yourself from getting type 2 and help others understand the difference.
Report back : We had a marvellous discussion about pumps on wednesday evening. Highly enjoyable and informative, even our pump patient learnt something.
JOIn us today : On wednesday night 530 pm in Hilton Pietermaritzburg we will be holding an informal hour discussion about pumps -insulin pump therapy. What is pump therapy ? Who “qualifies”? What is the benefit. Is it for everyone who injects insulin?
Feel free to join us for free for an hour to explore the “pump market” in south africa and get first hand feedback from “pump” patients 😉
The real bonafide truth – what is that? In south africa at the moment -what is the truth? What are the bonafide real real indisputable hard FACTS?
I think it is hard. The reality of the average homeless or jobless person is very very far removed from the average Gupta family member or for that matter cabinet member who spends as much as “butter belly” Dlamini on travel in one year.
I think its impossible to know where the likes of those with brains stand at the moment. We have a new word – to “mantash” – it’s to do a 180 degree turn in opinion in a matter of a few days. How does one reconcile this “change in attitude” with the real truth of the matter?
I think there is so much we do not understand about our president’s agenda. I think we are in for a very rude awakening. He is not going anywhere. He has a lot of dirt on a lot of people. What is the truth behind this man?
History proves that good does not win in the short term. We can look at Hilter and Stalin and HF Verwoerd and South Sudan and Robert Mugabe. These men and places are evil personified and caused suffering for the masses but yet prevailed. They ruled. They dictated. They dictate.
The truth is scary. As a white minority in south africa our future is indeed bleak. I can not see how this could be different. The sad part for me is where does that leave the masses of underpriveledge people who are currently once again a pawn in a chess game?
The truth is that they will never be “considered” in a kind way in terms of their own future either. Used -yes. Promised – yes. But deliver? No – not if you look at the truth of the matter.
Mugabe has literally gotten away with murder on many accounts. He raped and pillaged Zimbabwe’s treasury and guess what – he remains. At the ripe old age that he is.
Think long and hard about what you really can do? I am not saying do nothing. But it will take a LOT more than marches etc, petitions etc and “white whining” to get this mess sorted. And if history is anything to go by – the future is bleak.
No I do not want that – but I am trying to wake you -yes YOU up to the reality of what it is going to take. We have spineless people (they have brains) in parliament – the chances of a vote of no confidence is extremely slim.
If you really care about this country and ALL it’s countrymen what we need now is more than a miracle.
There are various teams around the world – dedicated scientists and enthusiastic people working on all aspects of diabetes – trying to find prevention, cure, treatments – better, onwards and upwards. The diabetic scientific community at large strive for better quality of life.
There are also many snake juice paddlers as there are fake news folk. Do not be duped or sucked into some scam.
It’s a pity that in the light of such a huge and devastating epidemic there would be folk peddling snake juice and basically lying to a vulnerable subset of people. But that is life and ours the task to engage the brain and always question.
New treatments, closed loop technology and cures are on the horizon and I salute the many people working around the clock to accomplish that. Please the internet if FULL of rubbish – surf wisely.
One thing’s for sure it seems that women have found a voice and their inside beast has been shaken and woken. Riled. No longer will we put up with atrocities of the past and trying to be silenced by patriarchy.
It is not ok to carry on the way Donald Trump has on videos etc and think that this can be swept under some great big male carpet.
It is not ok to break down years of progress made by women at large in terms of struggles fought on many levels.
I am delighted to see woman globally uniting and voicing their own truth.
It’s almost guttural and certainly from a very strong deep place inside. It’s certainly pro unity and taking a stand.
From madonna to Ashely Judd to Michael Moore. From the USA to australia. Unity.
Yes we are diverse. Yes we are a rainbow. Yes we are not the same. But yes we are united.
So where these odd men think they can sit around a table and legislate things that they will never understand.
A man will never understand the process of bearing a child. From conception to death of that same child.
And interestingly there is not a man on the planet who was not birthed through the channel of a women- and they dare to speak of respect – oh my word!
I would love for this to change biologically and maybe someday it will. When hormone patches were put onto men in a trial (perimenopause trial) 100% of them became unstable and unhappy to say the least, so it will truly be an interesting day if that does happen.
I am glad women at large have been riled and are speaking out. I do hope that there will be ears that will listen and at the very least engage in debate and try to understand what it is that has riled womanhood.
I was riled yesterday to the point of boiling over into this article. Luckily in my case reason did prevail and I am very grateful. I will take this a a great positive step forward.
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. This is a philosy that buys into disguising one thing as another. A way to make something that is hard easier. Something that tastes bitter taste sweet in order to get it down and in so doing to heal.
While this may be a technique that could work for say antibiotics, it is maybe not the way to go for a general philosophy in life. Sometimes we need to face the hard truth – the music even if it is damn hard to hear.
The hard facts are that simple carbs – boil down to sugar – in copious amounts are bad for you. Simply put sugar makes things stick to other things – your arteries and veins and organs – eyes and kidneys are unhappy campers if you load the body with sugar.
There are even some studies that show the effects of sugar on the brain being something similar to cocaines’ effect on the brain. And the more you have the more you need kind of scenario plays out here too.
How many spoons of sugar in that coke ? or fruit juice ?? Too many.
Think about what you drink.
Think about quality of life, and longevity with quality.
Think blue – diabetes, type 2 is preventable as well as treatable.