New to this site but not new to THE CURSE

By redcamel Latest Reply 2011-08-23 18:17:42 -0500
Started 2011-08-18 21:22:45 -0500

I am a type 2 Diabetic (thanks dad) Yes it is genitic. I have two questions for the community. One has there been any more research or news on a non invasive way to monitor BS At one time a meter was available but I heard it didnt work to well. Second (this is a bet vague due to different answers from the quacks (er doctors) I understand both parents have to carry the genes to pass on the disease. That the gene is recessive and the disease can skip generations. I have been told by doctors that the above statement is correct and at the same time incorrect. Also I dont think diabetes can be cured but it can be prevented with gene technology. As for me I am the last male in my family and I wont pass this on to anyone else and that stops the disease in it, tracks in my family. Redcamel

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lorene1212 2011-08-19 18:52:40 -0500 Report

I dont look at this disease as a curse just like I dont look at HIV as a curse! Nor all the other illnesses that I have. My father has diabetes which does make it generational. I dont blame anyone but me for everything and I keep going. Even now, with all the new issues I am going through. Heavily sweating big tear drops and sugars are not high nor are they low. But everyone says it is the diabetes. I tend to think not. I have had times where when i do sweat I become immobile. Cant move. middle of night. I wait till I can finally get up and go to living room. Sit again and then went to make bowl of cereal something very quick and sat began to eat and spilled all over me woke up like this. Vertigo, dizziness is what I think. Everything was black with white in middle. Was very upset waking like that. Scared too. Have avoided dr.s since this event. Had it again but was awake and my son had to get me some juice while I sat here until sweating stopped. Checked sugars they were fine. Anyway, just wanted to share I am going to the Dr.s this coming Wednesday , finally, and with further adue I hope he can help me.


JoleneAL 2011-08-19 10:52:53 -0500 Report

Being cursed means I did something wrong; and I didn't. Mine followed with my thyroid being removed, as with one part of the endo system going bad can cascade throughout the rest.

Oh, and I'm the only one in my family with diabetes, so like alcoholism, I don't believe its genetic.

Power of Positive Thinking will get your through a lot. Negativity won't.

realsis77 2011-08-19 10:24:36 -0500 Report

Yes I believe it is genetic and it does skip a generation. My grandmother was diabetic, my mother was not. I am now diabetic so that's a generational skip. On my fathers side his father my grandfather was diabetic my father was not again I'm diabetic. So I do see a pattern children hopefully will not be diabetic however their children might be? I've also seen it work the other way. Mother is diabetic and children are diabetic. So I am not sure there is a set patteren? I try not to look at it as a curse but it is difficult. I must use insulin and when I inject at least 3 times a day its not any fun! I just look at it as something I have to deal with and manage.its ever present in my day with the required injections. It was very difficult to get used to that but its been a year now and I've gotten darn good with my injections! It can be a lot to handle at first diagnosis but it gets easier with a positive attitude. There is nothing to cure diabetes yet so I just try to accept I have this disease and try my hardest to keep complacations from arising. Yes some days I get darn tired of injections but the alternative is complacations so I keep plugging along! I wish you the very best and God bless! :)

Marytea 2011-08-19 09:01:21 -0500 Report

I am with Cindygal. I don't look at diabetes as a curse. I was recently diagnosed Type 2. I was told by a dear friend that it is like a job with a paycheck. the paycheck is a longer life with better quality. I am healthier now that I have ever been. Managing it does get monotonous but what job doesn't. It's just that I like the paycheck. Try to stay positive and live your life to the fullest.

granniesophie 2011-08-19 08:58:04 -0500 Report

Hi! I don't think of it as a curse, although it can be a pain in the a$$!! It has made me more aware of how I eat and exercise. Like, before I didn't. So, in essence, it's made me healthier, all the while having a chronic disease. And yeah, it's genetic, too, my grandfather had it, my mom has it (uncontrolled) and now I have it. My kids may have it too, bothe eat right and exercise in an effort to stall it as long as possible, since it is on both sides of thier families. Both my parents didn't have it, so I don't know about that, but who knows, really?
No, right now, no cure, but control is key, and you can live a really good life with it. Took me awhile to really believe that, but now I do, and I am going to!!
If you want to be friends, just friend me, and I'd be happy to talk anytime. I have my down days like everyone else, but am trying to stay positive most of the time. I read everything I can, and question my doctor about everything-he cringes when he comes in-I threaten to nail his feet down to the floor until he answers everything! (no mean feat in combat boots!) But just keep researching and take care of you!

cindygal1 2011-08-18 21:45:05 -0500 Report

I got my disbetes from my Mother, and we are the only two in myfamiily that have it. You don't look at like a curse, it is a illnes that you learn to control and take care of your. My huband was given 18 months to live with a rate blood disease he has out llived that by five year, and he has to go every two weeks to give blood, that iis not usuable, last month he was told that he is a diabtes, ane like everything else we have learnd to live with both as I am also a diabetic and have been since 1992, you get up and thank God each day for being here and there is a reason that you are here. I am hoping that we can be friends, an that you will learn to live with your diabetes asnd enjoy life. We sure do, and we both thank God every morning when we get up. Smile and enjoy the life that you haveI would be your friend for as long as you like

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