Most of us, including myself, thought that diabetes would not bring death within a short period of time.
Most of the time we hear of people with diabetes passed away after some years. We learn that diabetics may also have eye disease, heart problem, kidney problem and high blood pressure. Death within a few days is uncommon.
The uncommon has happened to one of our colleagues in his mid-50s. Due to the seriousness of his diabetes, he was warded in ICU for a few days from 28-31 March 2010). A few of us were in Kelantan for some research work. By the morning of 31 March 2010, we were informed that he has passed away. He did not realize that he had heart problem and kidney problem.
Diabetes is a serious matter not to be taken lightly.
Another colleague in his mid-50s also has diabetes. We caution him to take care of this disease. With the passing away of the above colleague, he knows he has to be serious in handling diabetes.
What he needs is determination to change his diet.