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38 Inspirational Diabetes Quotes To Support Patients

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Why Diabetes Quotes?

If one's blood sugar is much higher as compared to normal levels, it leads to a disorder called diabetes. The causes of diabetes are complex but mostly attributed to obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and poor eating habits. About 10% of people with diabetes have type 1, and 90% have type 2. Whatever the treatment, everyone with diabetes needs to be prepared to manage it in the long run without forgoing a normal life. If you know someone with diabetes, the right thing to say to them is that they have all the support they need to keep it under check, and all they need to do is exercise regularly, keep their weight under control, and eat healthy food at regular intervals. Read on for the best Diabetes quotes below.

What parents should know

In type 1 diabetes pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Children and adolescents who have type 1 diabetes should take insulin as part of their treatment. Insulin is the only drug that can control blood sugar levels.

In type 2 diabetes pancreas produces insulin, but the body cannot respond to it properly (this is known as insulin resistance). Most people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight because excess body fat causes insulin resistance.

Insulin injections, sometimes pills, Meal planning, and exercise also help manage diabetes.

What to discuss with kids

Diabetes affects how the body uses glucose. Glucose is obtained from the food we eat and is the main energy source for the body. 

Symptoms of low blood sugar include hunger, shivering, dizziness, headache, irritability, and confusion.

Symptoms of high blood sugar are thirst, frequent urination, nausea or vomiting, rapid breathing, fruity breath, and confusion.

Funny Diabetes Quotes

1. "You know when you eat too many sweets and get diabetes? Paparazzi are the diabetes of materialistic culture. " ― Shirley MacLaine

2. "I fought Sugar Ray so often, I almost got diabetes". ― Jake Lamotta

3. "A life without sweets is not much worth living." ― Pawan Mishra

4. "Ants always eat sweet food ... but none of them haven't diabetes?" ― Ali Ghasaby

5. "Diabetes sounds like you’re going to die when you hear it. I was immediately frightened. But once I got a better idea of what it was and that it was something I could manage myself, I was comforted." ― Nick Jonas

6. "Many a diabetic has stayed alive by stealing the bread denied him by his doctor." ― Martin H. Fischer

7. "Diabetes is passed that way — over and down, like a knight in chess." ― Maile Meloy

8. “A life without sweets is not much worth living.” ― Pawan Mishra

9. “I should have titled it "Diet Like Your Life Depended On It!" because it's about so much more than just beating Diabetes.” ― Russell Stamets

10. “I was born with a bad pancreas, and I could have been born with something a lot worse. I wasn't particularly lucky, but I wasn't particularly unlucky, either.” ― Kathryn Ormsbee

11. “When it comes to cooking now, my motto is "out with the whites!” ― Robin Ellis

12. “It’s just like sitting down to the make up table – I’ve got this I’m going to put on, have a drink of coffee, you know – it’s part of your routine.”  ― Mary Tyler Moore

13. “I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when newly divorced with two kids ages 8 & 11. Whenever we’d go out to eat, I’d order my food & then go to the restroom to inject insulin (because I wasn’t comfortable doing that at the table using a syringe & vial). The first time I did that when my kids were with me the waitress came back to our table after I left & she asked where I was. They told her I went to the bathroom to shoot myself. Needless to say, the waitress almost fainted.” – Barb Timmons Claus

14. “There were no pumps or testing sugar with a blood glucose meter. You peed on tape and compared the color it turned to on a chart. Anyway, my mother was always smelling my breath to make sure it didn’t smell “fruity” indicating my sugar was too high. People would be horrified when they heard her say “are you high? Let me smell your breath!” I didn’t get why people would stop and stare.” – Jill Bryant Weaver

15. “Had a low BG in high school to the point where I couldn’t walk. I sat down on the ground and I gave a dollar to my friend to get me a pop from the vending machine. He came back with a pop but knowing I was a diabetic brought me a diet lol… Laugh about it till this day.” – Eric Farias

Quotes About Disease

16. "With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat - all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer." ― Lee Haney

17. "Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment. It enables the diabetic to burn sufficient carbohydrates so that proteins and fats may be added to the diet in sufficient quantities to provide energy for the economic burdens of life." ― Frederick Banting

18. "I have high blood sugars, and Type 2 diabetes is not going to kill me. But I just have to eat right, and exercise, and lose weight, and watch what I eat, and I will be fine for the rest of my life." ― Tom Hanks

19. "Unhealthy eating habits cause major health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, and can also lead to food insecurity, disrupted eating patterns, and low self-esteem." ― Matt Cartwright

20. "Diabetes is a lousy, lousy disease." ― Elaine Stritch

21. "Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life." ― Bryan Adams

22. "Diabetes just boggles me. I know when you get a heart pain; I’ve had them. I don’t know what diabetes feels like. … If someone had said to me, 'What’s your No. 1 health problem?' I would have said heart disease and then diabetes. And what doctors tell me now is that I can transpose them and say diabetes." ― Larry King

23. "The situation with regard to insulin is particularly clear. In many parts of the world diabetic children still die from lack of this hormone" ― Charles Best

24. "Growing up, coming to terms with, and living through the complications of Diabetes." ― Paul Cathcart

Diabetes Quotes - Inspirational

Doctor listening to patient explaining his painful in his office

25. "Believe you can and you’re halfway there." ― Theodore Roosevelt.

26. "People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like MY high blood pressure MY diabetes, MY heart disease, MY depression, MY! MY! MY! Don’t own it because it doesn’t belong to you!" ― Stella Payton.

27. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ― Albert Einstein

28. "Don’t go through life, grow through life." ― Eric Butterworth

29. "The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time." ― Stephen Furst

30. "Diabetes taught me discipline." ― Sonia Sotomayor

31. "We have diabetes, it gets to come along with us, it doesn’t get to stop us." ― Chris Olsen

32. "Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well." ― Marcus Valerius Martial

33. "'When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no 'I'll start tomorrow.' Tomorrow is disease." ― Terri Guillemets

34. "Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." ― Buddha

35. "Good food is wise medicine." ― Alison Levitt M.D.

36. "Health is not valued till sickness comes." ― Thomas Fuller

37. "Diabetes is a great example whereby, giving the patient the tools, you can manage yourself very well." ― Clayton M. Christensen

38. "I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life." ― Paula Deen

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