are the diabetics your family history are they older or younger than you or both ?

By berrykins0 Latest Reply 2016-04-14 08:42:11 -0500
Started 2012-03-15 16:09:56 -0500

mine are all older then me.

14 replies

Rick_W55 2016-04-14 08:42:11 -0500 Report

Grandmother on Dads side was juvenile diabetic, and cousin few years younger than me and his brother are type 2.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-18 00:28:54 -0500 Report

Lucky me, I'm the only one on both sides of the family. I have juvenile diabetes, and told my mother just one more reason I know I'm adopted. Just joking though, I have red hair with curls and green eyes and my siblings have brown hair that is straight and blue eyes. I also have different blood type then them, so I think they just found me under a rock:)

Set apart
Set apart 2012-03-16 22:05:02 -0500 Report

My maternal grandmother passed away, 2 uncles on my mom's side. Are T2s along with one sister. My father is a T2, legally blind. I am the only T1, always took care of myself and still got it! :(

pixsidust 2012-03-16 13:18:18 -0500 Report

Everyone has passed away so older.
My great grandmother and my grandpa who I was not blood related to.
They were in the same age bracket of diagnoses as when I was diagnosed at age 54
I was skinny as a rail until my 40's.
Its like my metabolism changed. Years of heavy pasta eating I think.
The hope is that they both lived to ripe old age 78 & 88

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-03-16 06:24:25 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed at a younger age than my Uncle, my Dad's only sibling. My Dad was told he was pre but since then they changed the BG and A1c qualifying limits. His age was older than mine at the time he was told this. I do not know what his numbers were and he passed the year before I was diagnosed. That's the only ones of us I know of on his side. None of his cousins every mentioned it when they visited.
Do not know much about my Mom's side. The Cake Lady's brother had no children. Her cousins are only in contact through an occassional Christmas card.
My mother-in-law and 5 of her siblings had Type 2 diabetes.
My father-in-law and and 1 of his 4 siblings were PWD. He was over 80 when he was diagnosed. So far none of their 7 children have beeen diagnosed with it, or any younger generations, as far as I know.

jayabee52 2012-03-15 17:38:01 -0500 Report

I have one sibling (a younger brother) who has T2 as do I. My 73 y/o mother has "prediabetes". Otherwise I know of none of my immediate family and my cousins who have diabetes. I am aware there are People with Diabetes on my mother's family tree, and on my paternal mother's family tree, but don't know much about them.

MS12953 2012-03-15 17:26:16 -0500 Report

My paternal grandmother, father, mother, three brothers, sister and myself all have or had it…some T1's and some T2's…didn't skip anyone in my family! I am the youngest, and pray my kids are spared this!

Type1Lou 2012-03-15 17:02:21 -0500 Report

My Dad was the only relative I'm aware of that had diabetes. He developed his in his early 60's (in the mid-1950's) and lived until he was 81. Growing up, watching him test his urine for BG and give himself his U40 Protomine Zinc Insulin shot probably made it easier for me to accept my diagnosis at age 27. It certainly makes me appreciate the advances that have been made in treating and managing diabetes in the last 60 years…I have it a lot easier than Dad did…not saying it's easy, just not as hard as he had it.