When Your Health Fails

We all get sick at one time or another. But for some folks getting ill can be a lot more serious than catching a cold or getting the flu. In fact, there are some diseases out there that are both fairly common and very serious. Keep reading to find out what they are, and what you can do if you are diagnosed with one.


Diabetes is a condition that can have serious consequences if left untreated. In fact, it can result in organ and tissue damage that can be fatal. That is why it’s essential to get you health in hand if you have this condition.

Diabetes is where there is an unbalance of insulin in your body. Insulin is the stuff that your body produces to process glucose, or sugar from your diet. That means if you have this condition it’s essential that you start to balance the insulin in your body. If you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it means the body doesn’t produce enough insulin. In type 2 the body doesn’t respond to the insulin that is there, meaning that the sugars are not processed properly.

If you are diagnosed with type 1, it’s likely to be in early life. So you will need to manage the condition by taking your blood sugar level, insulin shots, and controlling your exercise and diet.

Type 2 diabetes is a late onset condition and can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle including things like being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, as well as not exercising. However, many folks with this type can help their condition by improving their health and lifestyle and taking the pills that balance out the glucose in their system.


The dreaded big C, it’s not a diagnosis that anyone wants to hear. But what should you do if you are diagnosed with this disease? Well, first of all, it’s important to take on board the advice that your medical team is giving. Often in cases of cancer, acting swiftly can affect the prognosis and improve your chances and making a full recovery.

Of course, it’s also going to affect you emotionally. So it can also help to see a counselor. Who can assist you with processing your feelings and making positive decisions about your care. Choices for treatment usually include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for most cases. But for ones where the prognosis isn’t positive, the doctors may recommend palliative care cancer or a hospice.

This is care that is designed to make the patient as comfortable as possible at the end of their life.


Addiction is a disease that can strike at any age. Being addicted is when you become dependent on certain substances, usually harmful ones like narcotics or alcohol.

Addiction strikes people from all different walks of life and can cause a lot of pain and suffering to those around them as well. But what should you do if you feel you are addicted to something? Well, the first step to being cured is admitting that you have a problem. After that, it’s all about finding psychological and physical treatments that will support you enough to get off that harmful substance.