Unable To Understand

potter - 27370
By potter - 27370 Latest Reply 2008-12-11 10:10:58 -0600
Started 2008-12-10 19:58:03 -0600

Five years ago I was heavy, waist was 54. I losat weight down too 46. my health was ok. Then I was told I had diabetes. Was unble to understand this. Doctors was unable to tell me why.

Tags: weight loss

4 replies

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-12-11 10:10:58 -0600 Report

I'm sure there are millions of others who feel the same as you. We truly wish that the solution to diabetes could be as simple as losing weight. For some, losing weight can make a big difference in helping them control their diabetes. However, weight loss is not the cure.

But the good news is (as others have said), you can control this disease. And when you have good control of your blood sugars, you will feel so much better.

kdroberts 2008-12-11 08:24:21 -0600 Report

Diabetes is a disease, it can hit anyone at any time. There are certain risk factors but without extensive genetic testing you will probably never get the "why." Unfortunately when you get diagnosed your only real option is to forget the why, accept the diagnosis and start managing it.

Avera 2008-12-10 22:24:58 -0600 Report

Hello potter,

I can sure understand why you feel the way you do. Judy's answer to you was a truly excellent one. When they found out I had it, I weighed a whole lot less than I do now. Actually, the doctor who tested me for diabetes said I had probably had it for 11 years or more. You might have had it too and didn't know it. Just because you go to the doctor for something doesn't mean they test your blood sugar. Most insurances today will not let just any blood test be done unless you are showing signs that you might be diabetic. The only reason they finally tested me for it is becuase I developed a skin infection and was treated for it three times and it still would not heal. Try and get your regular doctor to send you to a doctor who specializes in diabetes. He can have you tested to see how long you might have had it. I don't know the figures that have been posted, but there are thousands of people in the United States alone who have diabetes and don't know it. You might have been one of those people.


2008-12-10 20:07:33 -0600 Report

There really may not be a 'why' that can be identified. If you have the genetic makeup to be Diabetic, you will be. Your lifestyle will make Type 2 come on sooner in life. Fast food and processed foods, no exercise (a sedentary lifestyle), etc… Losing weight sometimes helps the body to use the insulin it makes better but you may be one that doesn't make enough insulin and there isn't anything you can do about that. Start a healthy meal plan, get some exercise (walking is good), and learn all you can about Diabetes so you can manage it. It's not curable, it won't go away, but you can control it with education and inner strength. Why you have it? Anyone's guess.