24 Oct 06
I got diabetes type 1 nine months ago. I'm 26, not owerweight and no one in my family has got it. I guess that's just bad luck. Let's hope they find a cure soon! In the meantime we will just have to keep our spirits up. I try to tell myself that it could have been a lot worse, and that's true. Good luck to you!
30 Oct 06
really? that's quite odd, because i've always thought that it's inherited, so there must be somebody else in your family who has it, too. when my mom was diagnosed a few years back, the first question asked of her was if she had relatives who also happened to have this disease. we didn't know of anyone at that time, but when we tried to trace our lineage, we do have relatives who have diabetes.
30 Oct 06
i'm sorry to hear that. my mom was diagnosed about 5 years ago, and for someone who appreciated carbo and sweets, that was really bad news. we all felt pretty rotten, then, clarkey123. but the world didn't have to stop moving. it does take a lot of patience and discipline, though. and with these are our love and support. it's important that you don't go through this by yourself alone. you must have a support group so you wouldn't feel as if the everything's fallen apart. have you seen a diabetologist already? i suggest that you do that.
• United States
26 Oct 06
This does not mean the end of the world, and by you thinking this, you are only cheating yourself. Diabetics can live a Healthy long productive life if they set their mind to it. It is truly a mind set, and learning what is Best to eat, and that is one of the first key steps in keeping this in check. Also if you are on a Medication, please follow the Doctors orders, but let them know if something unusual is happening. I am Insulin Diabetic now, mostly due to other Health issues, and am trying to maintain focus to be a better me, and not loose control of who I am, or what I can become.
• United States
10 Oct 06
I had gestational diabetes ..so for 7 months I had to control with my diet, and check my blood sugar 3 times a day.....OUCH!!!! My fingers hurt so bad, and all I wanted was ice cream and my Pepsi back. Thankfully after the baby was born I was back to normal, but I totally understand how you feel! Just follow your diet and check your blood sugar. Do you know if you have to control it with diet or medication?? Its not the end of your life its just a change of life style and yes it is hard but you can do it!
• United States
17 Nov 06
Diabetes has been in my family for as far back as i can remember even my great-grandmother,grandmother,mother,great aunts,aunts,uncles, and a sister in law so I have been around it alot as i said and it will change your life yeah but it won't stop you from living it my great grandmother lived to be 92 years old with it and I have a very high chance of getting it myself have to keep a watch out for it..Is yours hereditary? You will just have to make sure you keep everything you need for your testing supplies which you shouldn't leave home without close at hand and even some candy in case it drops low ocassionally it will do that and some types of diabetes can be controlled with exercise,eating right,losing weght,and keeping track of things and you might be surprised to find that it can sometimes be cured with the exercise dieting and stuff..
• Janesville, Wisconsin
17 Nov 06
My sister biological sister found out she has it.. hers was brought on by weight gain. My adopted father has it. His was brought on by sudden weight loss, and his daughter has the metabolic syndrome type.. Hers was inherited a missing protein gene... Diebetis is hard for people to deal with I watch my family when they first find out learn to deal with it. But once it gets under control it is not the end of sweets of a goodeys just as long as you limit yourself and exercise enough.... Diebetis can be prevented in overweight people by shedding the pounds, and people who know a relative with it, can prevent it by monitoring themselves and watching sugar and carbs before they get it. Other times you can do all in the world to prevent it and still end up with it. It is not the end of the world, it just changes life style dramatically and it is hard at first, but I watched those around me adjust... and now they live a pretty happy life, they have all kinds of test strips and different types of smaller monitors where you do not have to poke your finger but can test it from the back or your forearm with nothing more then a pin poke.... Unless you have the type that requires insulin like my one sisters does, even then they have no invented new "Shrek" pops to help that.. Many people have diebetis and are not aware of it. They say 1 in every 3 people... is the new estimate. So when you get a check up or blood work you should always request blood sugar tested, to make sure the sooner you catch it the easier it will be to adjust..... not only that but then you will not end up with severe depression that can not be untreated as had happened to my own friends for years antidepressents made her sick and crazy and they could not find out why, well it was because she was an untreated diebetic, after she had got that under control her health was just fine. - DNatureofDTrain