- Deciding to do regular routine medical check up even when one is apparently “well” is a choice.
Deciding to visit the hospital when a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus is made and not to a herbal home, church /ministry, spiritual center or stay at home is a choice.
Deciding which hospital to patronize – private, government-owned, primary or tertiary health facility is a choice.
Deciding which antidiabetic medications a doctor should give to a person living with diabetes – whether oral antidiabetic drugs, insulin or other injectable agent is a choice.
Deciding to key into certain lifestyle changes as regards ones diets, engaging in moderate intensity aerobic exercise, stopping tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking and avoiding much sugar rich beverages is a choice.
Deciding to adhere to clinic follow ups, taking of prescribed medications religiously and self monitoring of ones blood glucose is a choice.
Finally, accepting decisions of the managing medical team including accepting lower limb amputation of a gangrenous leg or not is a choice.
In life, it’s all about making choices. Every minute, hour, day, month and year, we are making choices whose outcome could be good or bad.
Soon, I will share my story of a (not too good) choice made in our MEDICAL WARD!!