My Mom

By dminer Latest Reply 2012-04-03 23:37:06 -0500
Started 2012-04-03 18:37:47 -0500

What a great site!(I am new) ok- I am concerned about how diabetes is affecting our children and loved ones. My Mom currently has type II diabetes. I have just learned about a "program" that is getting diabetics OFF medication while getting all the nourishment our bodies need. I am touched and amazed by it!! My Mom has seen all the lives that are changing and all the individuals getting OFF their medications but won't do it herself. :-( makes me sad.. How do I encourage her? My dad died a year and half ago and as much as she tries to let us know how happy she is I think she might be depressed.

3 replies

Caroltoo 2012-04-03 19:28:27 -0500 Report

Why don't you start doing the program? If you mom has diabetes, starting to eat and exercise in the way that positively affects diabetes is the healthiest thing for you to do for yourself. If you show your mom how much you care about not developing diabetes. it may help her face and accept her own diagnosis. Real acceptance of her diagnosis and seeing the impact on you, may make her more open to change.

We teach by what we model; we encourage by the way we live.

shortysmalls 2012-04-03 23:37:06 -0500 Report

My mom developed diabetes when I was only 7 yrs old so saw first hand what she had to do…developed insulin dependent diabetes bout 3 yrs later and even though had under contol developed complications and pased away due to kidney failure. I didnt fully understand on how to take care of me and not to develop diabetes until I developed type 2 diabetes at 45. Wish I had done more for me not to get it and followed my moms example. Taking care of yourself is just as important as your mom taking care of herself and her diabetes. Maybe you both can be each others support system