I went to the doctor today, just to get prescriptions so I have enough medication for our trip to Mexico and since my doctor was away there was another doctor filling in. He was pleasant enough but he certainly was a harbinger of woe.
- He told me that although my diabetic control of blood glucose was excellent I would inevitably end up on insulin.
- He suggested that I go on medication for the diabetes and then I can eat anything.
- That I would likely have heart, kidney or eye problems down the line.
- That although my blood pressure is like a teenagers don't expect that to last.
- The one good thing he had to say was my allergies would probably go away while in Mexico.
My own doctor tells me that if I keep up the good work I will probably live to be a hundred. That is a message I would rather hear and is the encouragement I need to keep watching what I eat and how much exercise I get.
Fortunately this other doctor didn't make me depressed just mad. How many patients, who are not as feisty as I am, has he depressed into giving up the fight against what afflicts them.