is diabetic heridetary or a co incedence that i have right now?
February 28, 2007 10:53pm CST
my mom is diagnosed with diabetic 10 years ago but in our family no one has diabetes, but when i have my 1st baby i suffered gestational diabetic so i am very careful with the food i ate since then and my FBS is down to normal, but when my last FBS its too high. Im so afraid that i might suffer this kind of illnes like my mom?
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2 Mar 07
to some extent diabetes is hereditary and when your mom has it, you are genetically predisposed to it. what you doing now is the right method. eat lots of citrus fruits and raw vegetables and watch everything that you eat. eat only the low GI foods, and try to have soem exercise regularly. that will surely help you out.
1 Mar 07
Since you've got gestational diabetes you may become predisposed to it and would have a higher risk of getting diabetes. You are right in dieting and avoiding the foods that a diabetic avoids. Since you have a family history already from you mom its very probable that you may have that also very soon. I sugeest dieting and exercise to lenghten your life as non diabetic.
1 Mar 07
you didnt say which diabetes your mom had but mayeb this will help. there are 3 types of diabetes, well, type 1 and type 2 and gestational or pregnancy diabetes. type 1 is also called insulin-dependent or childhood-onset diabetes. your pancreas, a gland that produces insulin needed to burn or metabolize sugar, is being attacked by your own immune system. type 2 is also called insulin resistance or adult-onset diabetes. your body cannot utilize the insulin it produces and after a period of time the production slows down thereby flooding your body with unmetabolized sugar. --gestational or pregnancy diabetes goes away after giving birth but it makes the person prone to having type 2 diabetes in the future
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6 Mar 07
When I was first diagnosed with diabetes my doctor(who is also diabetic)sent me to a diabetic class to learn more about this "silent killer". The teacher told us that diabetes is inherited and will sometimes skip a generation. Neither of my parents have diabetes but my grandmother did and I as well as 2 of my 3 brothers and my sister do. Since you have already had gestation diabetes you will need to keep an eye on the glucose level of your children and yourself. You are doing the smart thing by being alert and taking control before it develops. If you continue to watch what you eat and take precaution you could live a diabetic free life. Or at least one without having to take medications. Diabetes can be controlled with the proper diet and exercise. Stress, excitement and other factors will cause a rise in your blood sugar. Best of health Kowgirl