Im new, I was diagnosed about 15 years ago, and thought I was invincible I guess. Maybe I was in denial. Well I aways was addicted to sweets, ever since grade school. I've always was pleasantly plump(not so pleasant)
I'm 52 and obese, with neuropathy, in my back, hips, hands and legs. Painful to the touch. Some days I'm not bothered other days I just want to die.
My whole family-parents and siblings have diabetes. Granny had her leg amputated,and eventually died, a cousin had a toe removed and he died.
I don't seem to be that bad, count my blessings!
My husband was just told his diabetes took a third of his kidneys. He had open heart surgery Jan. 2012. I'm not sure if their we're any relation or not. Having trouble stabilizing his sugar. He's on insulin, and pills, but it goes up and down. Glad to be here.
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