Word of Caution

I received a phone call last night from an old friend with whom I had spent a bit of time recently – a time during which we revived our more than three decades old friendship.

More importantly, he was witness to my lifestyle and the fact that I was apparently enjoying myself in spite of having an apparently high blood sugar condition. He had also observed that I was not taking any medication and that was not on any kind of diet restrictions etc.

Now, he has been diagnosed with having a blood sugar situation which is creating a bit of anxiety, nervousness etc. in him. He wanted to know whether he should do what I am doing – i.e. not take any medication or ignore what the doctors are telling him to do. He had observed the fact that I was in no apparent discomfort in spite of  the near 400 reading that was recorded in his presence whereas he is in a lot of discomfort at half of those levels.

My answer is  that I had faced similar situations of anxiety and restlessness a couple of years ago. I had then opted for the No Medication policy as I had other skills that were already working for me and this is something that he does not have.

A word of advice to him and to everyone else – PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR. PLEASE DO TAKE THE MEDICATIONS THAT THEY ARE TELLING YOU TO. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO COPY WHAT I AM DOING.

‘What is the purpose then of reading this?’ was the next obvious question.

The reason for my sharing is just to send a message across which is PLEASE DO NOT DESPAIR. Do not panic or become frustrated at the prospect of having to be on medication for the rest of your life. There is no need to live in a shadow of fear of what lies ahead. Take it in your stride. This situation is temporary (I think) and at least not as bad as some people make it out to be. Have a bit of trust, faith and hope.

In the meantime, please take some time out of your busy routine life so that all this can be learnt and implemented.

Till then do what your doctor is telling you to.

And so it is.

S.P.

Nov 26, 2010

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