Sometimes I'm too tired to show my husband affection.

By redwestpow Latest Reply 2011-06-30 18:27:46 -0500
Started 2011-06-22 13:37:52 -0500

4 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Granted I was only 45 years old and extremely active. I play weekend softball on a traveling team and we practice twice a week. I also play horseshoes and volleyball. I am not overweight (145 lbs, 5ft 3in tall). I was devastated when my dr. gave me these diagnosis. Diabetes and HBP runs in my mother's family. My question to myself through tears was why and how could this happen to me? The response my dr. gave me was hereditary. This is not easy to handle but I'm adjusting and taking 1 day at a time. My husband is very understanding when I'm having a difficult day.

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MAYS 2011-06-30 18:27:46 -0500 Report

Dealing with diabetes, but there is always a bright side to everything,
you can manage it (or tame it if you are adventurous) it's all up to you!
You are now part of a very wonderful, and supportive family that not only cares, but also understands what it is like to be a diabetic.

Welcome to the family!


MrsCDogg 2011-06-23 07:37:26 -0500 Report

Glad you made your way to DC! My doc also told me that genetics played a huge part in all of my health problems, diabetes, hbp, arthritis. So yep, as Jayabee said genetics can be a bear!!

jayabee52 2011-06-22 14:02:34 -0500 Report

Howdy redwestpow! and WELCOME to Diabetic Connect!

Genetics can be a bear! The mother ("S") of my 3 sons had high BP and Cholesterol that she couldn't control either through her eating plan or using medications (statins gave her liver problems). Her mother had heart problems, and was type 2. "S" ended up with gestational diabetes with all 3 (which resolved at birth), and a heart attack needing a 5 way bypass in her late 40s.

I pray you can find a solution to your diagnoses. That's quite a lot to carry. Glad your hubby understands.