A person very dear to me has had diabetes for decades, and I worry about this person when I know they aren't eating right or doing the things they should to keep themselves healthy. Last week this person found out that glucose was in a place where it shouldn't be, and I just tonight found out that when that happens a lot, the kidneys can begin to fail. I had no idea. It causes even more worry.
This person told me that one of the biggest ways to keep glucose down, besides eating right, is exercise. I know this person isn't getting it. I completely understand how hard it is to just make the decision and start exercising every day, or at least several times a week. If I weren't going to pulmonary rehab, I wouldn't be working out because I just can't seem to stick to a routine at home. And so I do realize that it's hard to just start an exercising regimen, especially when you're on your own. I truly wish I could exercise with this person. Even just going for walks gets me a bit too tired, so that kinda defeats the purpose. This person's heart is in good shape right now, so the cardiologist has no reason to write a script for cardio rehab. That's too bad, since it might be nice if this person could join me at rehab! I just wish there was something I could do to get this person motivated and realizing how important it is to start doing something, SOMETHING, to improve their health through exercise. I just want them to feel better, and I know this is one step which is rather necessary.