Manage Plugins Chrome Type 2 Diabetes – Being Diagnosed With Diabetes Is Not a Tragedy

Type 2 diabetes proves to be a difficult disease to manage for many people. For this reason receiving a diagnosis of this form of diabetes can be hard to deal with. Stress, anxiety, doubt, depression, and frustration are common reactions. It would be a concern if you did not share any of these feelings because it would mean you would be indifferent to your diagnosis.When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, indifference is dangerous. It is likely to cause you to neglect your condition and allow it to become worse. High blood sugar will not lower on its own and will continue to rise in the absence of intervention. Unlike the common cold or flu, this is not a health issue your body can fight off. Unfortunately, your immune system is incapable of resisting the development of Type 2 diabetes as it is not a malignant disease.


You, however, have the power to treat and lower both your blood sugar and your weight and stop the disease in its tracks. But it is a choice you must make.Before we get ahead of ourselves and talk about the treatment of this form of diabetes, we must address the issue that is a “diabetes diagnosis.” While it tends to be a wake-up call for many adults, the effect is not universally the same. Some people have a harsh reaction to being diagnosed. Despondence is not uncommon: this is something that requires special attention because a broken spirit is arguably worse than the disease itself.The last thing you should do if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is to surrender your hope. A healthy future is NOT beyond you. Just because you have had a setback does not suggest the course of your well-being has been predetermined. Far from it; there is much you can do.Consider the big picture. There are many millions of diabetics around the world. If you are in a Western country, you are likely one of a few million in your country. These are unfortunate statistics, but it serves as a reminder your situation is not unusual. If there are thousands, if not millions of diabetics who are managing their condition right now, why can’t you?


You can choose how to view Type 2 diabetes. There are undeniable facts…

it poses numerous complications, some of which are lethal.

it decreases life expectancy.

But this disease can also be reversed. And you can live a healthy life despite it. Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is not a tragedy. In reality, it is a chance to turn a crisis into an opportunity.

Artificial Intelligence and Our Humanity

We hear and read about it everywhere these days.

You hear people saying, “The future is now.”

“We have to give way to technology.”

“We’ll be better off and live better lives (maybe not even work) if we let AI do it.”

Yes, technology is here, and we are living at the dawn of the age of AI, and it’s a topic that we’ve seen and heard a lot more about this year.

I wonder what the opportunities will be for the average person. You know, the person who is not the founder of Facebook, Google or Amazon, which have placed such high barriers to entry that it will be rare for companies to break into that stratospheric league.

What’s Going to Happen with Humans?

Do you wonder what’s going to happen to the average person? AI are taking over customer service, writing, design, sales, law, and medicine. As a businessman and social entrepreneur, the reality is that if you’re looking at things in a purely bottom-line manner, using AI could make a whole lot of sense. They never get sick. They work 27/7/365. They never stop and can indeed produce more than any human can–in a lifetime. From a pure dollars and cents perspective, AI can make a lot of sense.

But then you have to wonder about the broader implications of AI, and I sense that society has not even started to get its head around the implications. If you pay even a little attention to the news, then you know that a few months ago Facebook engineers shut down and pulled the plug on AI that decided on its own to go ahead and develop a new language. It was more efficient for them to get the work done, but humans did not understand. It seems that the language was basic, but what happens if the AI had not been shut down? Would they have developed a highly sophisticated way to communicate and operate that completely excised human?

I agree that technology can be beneficial to society. I think most people would agree that we’d prefer to send a bot into a dangerous situation, say war, rather than ask our men and women to put their lives on the line. I think there’s something to be said for the rapidly expanding role of robotics in medicine. For example, the fact that we’ve started to print human organs with 3D is a significant advancement, and we have to hope that many lives will be saved.

The Deeper Issues Related to AI

My concern as I dig deeper into the issue of AI is what the implications are for the human race, and yes, that even includes how we in the philanthropic sector connect with each other and with the world we serve. As I noted in the previous article I wrote, the Partnership on AI, which is a collaborative effort between mega-companies such as Facebook, Apple, Google and leading non-profits such as UNICEF and Human Rights are trying to lead the conversation about the implications of AI in all of our lives.

If you tune in even a little bit into the conversation about AI, you know that we have to deal with many issues, including some of the following:

Safety: We don’t want to be in a situation where AI is created, and it is not obligated to protect human life.
Transparency: We had the recent situation with Facebook where they shut down AI, but who rules (government or business) when someone says “Houston, we have a problem”?
Labor and the Economy: Whose responsibility is it to train people as AI develops and what will their work functions be in light of a much more powerful AI partner? Will people even have jobs?
Society: For communities around the world, which certainly includes nonprofit and philanthropic work, what will be the impact of AI on philanthropy, education, charitable work, science, private/public partnerships, etc.

The reality seems to be apparently developing that there are few areas–if any–that AI will not touch.

Humanity’s Competitive Advantage

When I read about issues related to AI, I think of one thing–humanity. I believe we all have to get into the conversation now about the implications of AI. I’m someone who likes and values people precisely because we are imperfect. There is a lot of prose and poetry in the human condition. AI cannot love, demonstrate courage, hope, dream, feel fear, etc.

In my mind, those qualities are what makes humans so much better than AI. Our values are our competitive advantage in comparison to AI. There is something intrinsic within people (some call it a soul or spirit, others connect the scientific dots of all the elements that make up our brains, hearts, and bodies) that makes us unique, and yes, even exceptional.

We have a serious conversation that has to take place about AI, but it involves all humans, and we have to pay attention before we have a situation we did not bargain for in the age of technology.

The Path for Humanity as it Greets AI

In many ways, I hope that AI begins to break down the things that divide us and that we discover that as humans, we are all the same. We are. Take away the issues of money, race, religion, gender and everything else; we all bleed red.

We all hurt.

We all hope.

We all dream.

The way I see it, the time is now for humanity. It can be our finest hours at the dawn of a new age–provided we all get out of our own way and engage in a global dialogue about humanity in the age of AI.