But there are people fighting the disease. Many diabetes patients are living almost a normal life doing daily activities, enjoying life. Some of the cases are described below:
Jerry Nairn 49, was suffering from type 1 diabetes. A runner since his school days, he still pursue his passion. He has completed his first marathon in 1998. Since then he has run a total of 44 marathons and two ultra-marathons despite having type 1 diabetes.
Morris Older, 60, of Orinda, California, noticed his legs were numb and tingly a few years before he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and neuropathy. He enrolled in a four-week diabetes education course and was amazed by the things he learned both about diabetes and himself. In six months, with the help of a diabetes-focused meal plan, exercise, and oral medications, Older’s A1C dropped from 12.4% to 4.8%.
Naomi Kingery of Simi Valley, California, was diagnosed with diabetes just as she was entering her teenage years. Today, at 19 years old, she has written and published a book about growing up with diabetes and its emotional ups and downs.