A few days ago, I spoke with a friend who has a sister who is a year younger that I am. My friend’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and since then her health and quality of life has declined.
I share this story with you because I want you to know how important it is for you to take care of your health.
I have a good friend who has a sister who is 43 years old. A few years ago my friend’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes. I think the sister was diagnosed while in her late 30’s, but I am not sure of her exact age when she was diagnosed.
Since my friend’s sister learned she has diabetes, her health has declined. Diabetes is a manageable disease, but if you neglect following the doctors orders, then all kinds of things can happen to your health.
My friend’s sister begin losing her eyesight about two years ago. Last year, her kidneys begin declining in function and now she takes dialysis three times a week.
I never asked my friend the specific age of her sister or even what led to her going blind and needing dialysis, but after learning that she skipped dialysis, I had to ask a few questions. I asked questions because I was baffled by how someone a year older than I am could be in such poor health and I also felt awful for her sister. Continue reading