Friday, November 13, 2015

Awareness: World Diabetes Day - 14 Nov 2015

- Google -


The day is tomorrow!. As a person, who genetically with it.. Of course it's mean a lot. As not only me, my sisters, and my mom, but to all people out there. A bit of introduction of this day..

"World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world and is held on November 14 each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world." - Google.

So i will just put out my very personal about this, about Diabetes. Well.. My mom were diagnosed with Diabetes at age of 33 years old, I'm a third child in my family, born with the heaviest weight among my siblings. My grandmother, my mom's mother, also a Diabetic. 

I'm the first one, between my siblings, with signs of pre-Diabetes. Or i called it "developing", by at the time i was 9 - 10 years old. When i told my parent, both realized that i'm in stage of development of Diabetes. Throughout my early teenager, i do check up several times of my sugar level, most are high than it should be. 4.4, it's a normal. But as mine are always more than the number. My highest?. It's 6.8 in 2013. And probably still around my last number.

Many actually don't know that Diabetes also can be genetically. And when i told people that i have Diabetes, i usually added "genetically". As normal, many will not believe me. That's what i wanna do. I wanna people to know, that Diabetes also can be genetically. As my parent and our Dr., sure that i'm in development.. I noticed, so do our parent, that my youngest sister, fifth child and last one in family members.. Also in development of Diabetes Hypoglycemia. She just 2 years younger than me..

My youngest sister, i noticed and up until now, whenever we go out.. She always carry snacks, like - candy, biscuits, sweets. Any small snack that she can carry along. And i know, how she actually deal with the symptom of Diabetes Hypoglycemia - shaking. And as for my another sister, forth one, probably already in developing stage, and maybe she just like mine.

So, personally, i don't like how when i told them that i have Diabetes, genetically.. They will, for some of them, saying - "Why not take insulin?". Well, if you genetically have Diabetes, your body can tolerate with it. Just need to control, but not too control in what you take. So, for some people, these days, when come to Diabetes topic, what they react to it - "Have to cut this and that bla bla bla..??". The answer is NO. It's just normal to Diabetic, if there's a cut or wound, it take times to recover.

So.. This is all as my personal opinions and story, of course. And honestly, i treat my Diabetes as my friend. Remember Diabetics, eat and exercise!. 

HAPPY WORLD DIABETES DAY! - (Wish it early cause my internet is slow).


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