Type 2 Diabetes -The Pros and Cons of Obsessing With Your Health
The Pros and Cons of Obsessing With Your Health
Food obsession is one thing. Obsessing with your health, however, is another. But do not mistakenly believe it is exclusively bad news. Even though it has a negative connotation, there are advantages to obsessing over your health.
Having an obsession with food is often synonymous with food addiction. But in regards to your health, there is a good chance some positives are involved if you are overly concerned about your well-being. Allow us to explain. First, let’s go over the cons of obsessing with your health…
1. The Cons. It can be highly stressful, to say the least. If you worry obsessively about everything you eat: if you are losing weight, if your blood sugar is stable, if your risk of developing heart disease is going to materialize; you are going to give yourself needless anxiety. And it is going to eat away at your mental health. Stress has been called the “silent killer.” It is closely linked to the leading causes of death, like heart disease and cancer.
When unchecked, any form of obsession can lead to stress and anxiety. After all, this is why the word has a negative connotation. Obsession is often thought to be unhealthy because it is continuously present. But if the cons are managed, there are benefits to be gained.
But whether or not your health improves, in the long run, depends on your ability to temper your obsession. This responsibility rests on you.
2. The Pros. Conditions like Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are physiologically crippling. Many times they have fatal consequences. If you are trying to treat one of these issues, it goes without saying you must take the situation very seriously. Otherwise, how are you to succeed? A lackadaisical approach to handling one or all of these problems is simply not enough, and this is when an obsession can prove to be handy.
Obsessing with your health and well-being can ensure you make progress – or else. It is often coupled with fear because the unfortunate possibilities with these complications are well understood. In this case, an obsession can work as an impetus to push you forward.
Some people with Type 2 diabetes may have seen someone close to them struggle with their high blood sugar and weight issues, or potentially fall victim to an early death. This unfortunate event could have a silver lining: it could motivate the person with Type 2 diabetes to do what is necessary to avoid a similar result. With fear and obsession as the driving forces, treating the condition is much more likely than if the individual were to remain indifferent to the circumstances.
Ideally, anyone trying to improve their health will not depend on the extremes. But that does not mean there are not some positives involved.
With discipline, care, and self-awareness, obsessing with your health could very well enrich your life.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.