i would like to know does having diabetes mean that you will have it for the rest of your life

baby d
By baby d Latest Reply 2015-08-05 09:07:34 -0500
Started 2011-07-26 12:52:55 -0500

because i was diagnosed last year and i did not expect to have diabetes because no body in my immediate family has it not my mom ,dad,or sister ,or two brothers my personal exp with this has been emotional for me i take my medication and my sugar level is still up above 200 how is this possible my kids are trying to get used to the fact that their mom has this

15 replies

cmr55 2015-08-05 09:07:34 -0500 Report

Baby d Learn everything you can about diabetes, Like James I try to eat a low carb diet. Really clean eating. That is what works for me and I too have lost 50 lbs. even got off insulin. Try keeping a journal test BS before and two hours after a meal to see how it effects your BS, see how your BS responds to exercise. Note you can eat the same meals two days in a row and get different readings It can be how much exercise you did or did not do, how much sleep if there was any stress, were you sick.. All these things effect diabetes. Love and Light Carol

berrykins0 2011-08-02 17:32:03 -0500 Report

do you have any famliy history of diabetes .i do 2 grandpa's aunt.all have type 2. it can come from your famliy history. i'm type 2 diabetic. ihave for little over two years. my grandpas never reversed theres and my aunt is still diabetic i still am. but only 3 of us have been on oral meds for it not insliun for it.

MrsCDogg 2011-07-28 09:51:00 -0500 Report

Some folks are more prone to certain diseases than others. Just like with any other disease. Don't drive yourself crazy with the why. Just take good care of yourself so you can be there for your family for as long as yourself. We are all in this together. DC is a good place to come when you are having a hard time, or when you have something good to share.

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-07-27 17:41:41 -0500 Report

I also have no immediate family with diabetes. Grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts nor any of my brothers ( 6 ) have diabetes. Docs aren't sure why I became diabetic. As far as my b/s levels go, I just have to watch what I eat and how much I eat of certain foods. Hope everything starts working better for you Baby D. Darrin

leana1967 2011-07-27 13:58:59 -0500 Report

if you are own meds. if you continue to take your med. on a regular bases along with diet and exercise you can over come this and might even come off the meds. like my friend did

rollinvan1 2011-07-27 11:42:01 -0500 Report

well, i have had diabetes one time before and GOD had deliver me from it then i was hardheaded and started back eating what i wanted and shot my sugar sky high but i will say i wish now i would of stuck with it. but as of today i am still a diabetic but i believe that our GOD can deliver and set us all free from diabetes. so i continue to pray everyday to GOD to take it awaay cause if he can do it one time he can do it again. Be Bless

baby d
baby d 2011-07-27 13:15:17 -0500 Report

thankyou i am really praying to god that i and anyone who is going through this comes out well so i am saying that it will not happen overnight but all we have to do is have alot of faith that god will get everyone through this god bless everyone

Thankful! 2011-07-27 11:51:16 -0500 Report

Thank you for the encouragement…I am also praying that God would heal me of diabetes. I believe he can. …It is good to hear of someone else with the same faith. God Bless you.

jayabee52 2011-07-26 14:57:20 -0500 Report

With the current level of knowledge about diabetes, you can control diabetes, but you cannot cure diabetes, - no matter what some folks will tell you - Generally when they hold out the hope for a "cure" they're tugging on your emotions as a person with diabetes (PWD) who is sick and tired of being sick and tired. They're trying to SELL you something, either a product or a book or a lifestyle. We would all LOVE to be cured and no longer have to worry about it. The best one can do is to CONTROL your diabetes for the rest of your life.

I control my diabetes without the use of medications by following a simple eating plan of very low carbohydrate foods with high protein foods. I eat a couple hard boiled eggs at breakfast with a low carb fruit, a chicken breast for lunch with low carb. veggies and some low carb berries, and for evening meal a low fat hamburger patty, no bread, and some low carb veggies and a low carb fruit. I drink only water, or occasionally some almond milk. That's how I keep my BG levels close to the normal range without medications for diabetes. I have controlled my BGs for 6 months using this plan, and have lost about 40 lbs in that time.

Not every PWD can do this because each PWD is unique. Some will need to use a medication of some kind in addition to this eating plan. It would also help if you can get some exercise. I have a tough time exercising because my stamina is shot and I have burning neuropathy in my feet. Every step ls like fire. Very painful. But I think it is going away little by little, so soon I pray it will be gone and I can exercise pain free.

I pray you can get your diabetes under control soon


baby d
baby d 2011-07-27 13:17:06 -0500 Report

thankyou for those words that you wrote i am also praying that i can get my diabetes under control i have a very supportive fiancee who helps me

klymonmit44 2011-07-26 15:19:01 -0500 Report

Hello jayabee52. I can relate to what you are saying. I to have been going thru with my neuropathy in my feet. My right one seem to be the worst one of both. I do take a med for this condittion. How ever it seems like only a temporary fix. I can only wish for something to come along & fix this condition once & for all. I work full time & do alot of walking & standing on concrete. My feet swells and are usually achey @ the end of my day. I just need a good regimen to go on…

jayabee52 2011-07-26 15:35:25 -0500 Report

Is the prescription med. you have been put on Neurontin? (aka Gabepentin) or something else? That's USUALLY the first med used to fight Diabetic Neuropathy pain. Some ppl it helps, other folks it doesn't.

I am on Nortyptelene (an antidepressant) because Neurontin wasn't working for me. I also take an OTC suppliment Alpha Lipolic Acid (ALA) in the AM. I think the combination of keeping my BG numbers in the normal range and the ALA is helping the pain to diminish. Not gone yet, but I think it is on its way out. It is a slow process for your erves to regenerate, so patience iand good control of your BG numbers s required.

Blessings to you and yours


Type1Lou 2011-07-26 14:41:15 -0500 Report

Yep, like the nuns in school used to say…It's part of your permanent record! Once you have it, you can't get rid of it. That said, there are steps you can take to minimize the impact it may have on your life and body, especially if you are a Type 2. Learn as much as you can about why you now have diabetes and recognize that you may need to make drastic changes in what and how you eat and exercise. If you don't learn to control your diabetes, it will control you.

Harlen 2011-07-26 14:25:13 -0500 Report

Yep it hits anyone.
If your fasting is in the 200s then yep you got it .
You may be able to take care of it with diet
It will not go away it will always be there.
Best wishes

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-26 13:20:38 -0500 Report

Hello baby d! I, too, am from a no known diabetes on either side of my family. I always strive to be first, but this isn't an area I wanted to excel in. I am doing very well in winning. Like you, getting my sugars below 200 is a chore.
My doctor wants me to be the perfect diabetic patient for a whole week, 24/7. He defined that as 10 or less carbs per day. Insulin on time, oral meds on times, testing on time. I have yet been able to do a week straight. I am working at it, but suspect I will need to wait until camp is over and the heat isn't so bad.
Some of the changes you need to make, are also great for your kids. Two I would suggest are no soda, no fast foods. Why? Well, the sugar in regular soda, the substitutes in diet soda, are just not good for you or them. Fast Food? Next time you go to McD's take a look at their food chart. A "value" meal with a soda, fries and a sandwich, is likely to exceed your allowable carbs, allowable fat, and allowable anything else for a day or more. For me, I found it is not worth it, even as a special treat. I will do Chick Filet if I really need to eat out. Don't know the age of your kids, but if they are not overweight, they are in the minority. If they are is decent shape, look at the kids they go to school with. Don't know where you live, but if you can, have your kids join you for a walk. Tell them how Mom needs to walk and you would appreciate their company. (That goes over better than, "You need to get some exercise!) Just some thoughts. wish you the best. Jim

Next Discussion: Infection »