When I was working as a missionary at an organization in the kitchen I found the position to be extremely deamanding. I was cooking for 70 hungry missionaries and students every day and night and this was draining. I became to feel sluggish and tired. I was constantly trying to find small snacks loaded with sugar and drinking coke by the liter to give me the added energy. Of course, this was the worst thing I could be doing for my body.
When I was able to take a break I quickly made myself a sugar loaded with sugar and with that a slice of white toast with honey and peanut butter went down very well. I began to feel thirsty and more hungry. I was also going to toilet a lot more. These were the symptoms of diabetes. The signs were all there, yet I was not aware of it.
There are so many more people in the world that are in a position like this. They are holding down a demanding job and don’t get time for a descent family meal so a take out from a greasy fast food chain is the order of the day. This leads to nothing, but a huge sugar build up. The fact that you are always tired and lacking energy is because of the fact that your blood sugar levels are very low.
I was lucky enough to drag myself off to the doctor and ask him what the story was because I couldn’t do any work in these conditions. He told me I was pre-diabetic and that was that. I changed my lifestyle and have been fine, but we should be changing our way of life before something like this actually hits us. It may take some time to get used to, but you would have wished you did start reducing the burgers and milkshakes once your results show up. Taking your kids off to Pizza Hut for a treat is the worst thing that you can possibly do.