The dangers of Diabetes: does this article scare you?

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The dangers of Diabetes: does this article scare you?

Post by eddie on Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:39 pm

“One, two, shhhh, she’s counting. Ariel runs, tiny legs waddling across pavement, her chubby fingers barely able to grasp her daily Pepsi, she runs. Poison in hand, smile on face, looking for hiding spots, three. Ariel stops, she takes a sip. She’s already consumed 1460 sodas in her lifetime, she’s 5. She runs, inhaling deeply as her lungs try to catch up with her feet.

Kayla’s 35, 4, 5, she counts the lights hanging from the hospital roof as she’s rushed to surgery, they flicker above her as she tries to remember every memory she’s ever had involving her feet, but her mind won’t let her wander from this moment, this second, this flickering light, a hush whisper, the last moment she’ll have with her feet. She blames it on her diabetes, as if this disease has a mind of its own. Doctors blame it on the 4410 Pepsis she’s been drinking since childhood.
Little Ariel can barely spell, she’s 6, and knows nothing about fructose or dextrin but neither does Kayla. Beaten, living in a broken home, she just keeps trying to find pieces of herself at the end of that bottle. Ariel only knows the sizzle of bubbles, the aches she feels in her tummy, the big words doctors use to describe her condition. They tell her mom that her kidney’s are failing, her blood sugar is too high, the pain she feels that mommy can’t fix because mommy’s been surviving off of ramen and sodas because mommy can barely afford to live.

Kayla sits back in her wheelchair trying to look over her stomach but she can’t. She can’t see the stumps, the spaces where her feet used to be, she can’t see herself, when she looks at the reflection staring back at her she’s just a person she turned into but she can’t stop, bottle after bottle she can’t stop, 6, 7. When Ariel turns 7 they see her dying behind overstuffed teddy bears and deflated balloons, it was her birthday. 8, 9, I’ve heard of death before, but I swear, there’s something foreign about the way it creeps to the lips of a 7-year-old, 10.


Every 10 seconds someone dies from diabetes, and in the time it’s taken me to recite this poem, 15 people will die.”


http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07/14/wanna-see-what-happens-to-a-5-year-old-girl-whos-already-consumed-1460-sodas-in-her-short-lifetime-watch-this/

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Re: The dangers of Diabetes: does this article scare you?

Post by nicko on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:16 pm

Bloody hell eddie, that made me fill up!
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Re: The dangers of Diabetes: does this article scare you?

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:17 pm

It will scare you if you live on fizzy drinks and crisps.

Modern life eh?

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:23 pm

It's scarey because of the amount of money persuading people to drink those fizzy drinks, the huge ad campaigns, just think of the Coke one at Christmas, like the one doesn't exist without the other. Think of the ads for processed foods etc. And it's not as simple as that. Some people can have tons of sugar and never get diabetes, like some people can have far to much alcohol and never get liver disease. Multi Nationals thrive on things that make people ill and have all the money to make sure they keep doing it. Multi Nationals have all the influence to get their own way over most things, and most of what they do is bad for the population.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:29 pm

Fast food and fizzy drinks have been a huge problem over the past 30 years - hopefully we are now all aware of the consequences of living on them and things will improve.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Not while the multi nationals have the budgets to brain wash people.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:50 pm

What happened to common sense and individual thought Sassy...?




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Post by eddie on Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:10 pm

I would like to see a huge article like this about the dangers of aspartame.

It is banned in a lot of EU countries but not England.

It's fricking poison and mums are stupidly and ignorantly giving it to their children every single day!

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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:44 pm

Type 1 or Type 2?

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