do i have it also?

March 30, 2007 8:03pm CST
couple of my mom's elder sisters died on diabetes...there are some are still alive but suffering from this kind of disease including my mom. is this some kind of a blood line disease to my family? my elder sister really loves to eat sweets specially chocolates, do you think she would get this disease also? i eat sweet once in awhile but not often and i always used sweeteners on my tea, can i still protect myself on this disease or its too late cuz its really in our blood? if ever i have diabetes how can i take care of myself?
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@goldjay (465)
• United States
8 Apr 07
You should really talk to your doctor. You won't necessarily get diabetes because itis in your family but it is more likely that you will. If you keep a good diet with little sugars in it, it will be better for you. Also, you should make sure to maintain a proper weight and do lots of exercise as exercise is a good way of managing blood sugars.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
8 Apr 07
Well bbkks, diabetes runs in the family line, but it is not a foregone conclusion that you will have it. It would be a good idea to begin regular checks to determine your sugar level. These levels of checks need to increase as you approach 35 years. Otherwise, let it not bother you unnecessarily.
@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
unfortunately, diabetes is hereditary. although, it does not always mean that if your aunts have it, so would you. my mom is diabetic, but not her mom nor her sisters.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
A friend of mine said that you wouldn't die of of diabetes but of its complications. But nevertheless its better if you could delay it if you could not prevent it from coming to you since you seem to have family history of it. As they say always watch your diet, exercise and if you could manage your weight that would greatly helped in delaying its onset on you.
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@pisces24 (147)
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
because your mom has it, you have a 50% chance of getting it too. but you can do something to prevent it. don't eat too much sweets and carbs. exercise. if you have it already then you should follow your doctor's advice: medication, exercise, good diet -- that's all it takes to control your diabetes. i should know, i'm diabetic myself. :)
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
31 Mar 07
Diabetis IS hereditary.That does not mean you are going to get it.This just means you will have to keep aware of the possibiliy of getting it.If they catch it early,it is controlable with exercise and medication.Use yahoo to find out more info on diabetis so you will know the signs and symptoms.Education is very important.
@buenavida (8016)
• Sweden
12 Apr 07
It sort of "runs" in my family too but I think it is possible to either slow the process down or prevent the diabetes by using food supplements and knowledge about glycemic index that was not known earlier. Who knows if the elder generation had gotten the information we have nowadays, ever had developed severe diabetes or could have prevented it.. You might find some interesting information from my post to the following discussion: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/983756.aspx