Love your diabetic parents as long as U can because we don't know how long they will be with us

By tinkerbell54 Latest Reply 2013-09-25 18:15:25 -0500
Started 2013-09-24 01:12:36 -0500

let tell U about my Mom she was type 2 diabetic.She died at age of 50. She was blind, double below amputee, on kidney dailysis.her cause of death was: heart attack,& diabetic compasions.that was 30 yrs ago .april 6,1983. So if Ur parents are still live thank God.Because my Mom miss seeing me get marry & the birth of her granddaughter.So give Ur parents a tight hug & kisses because U never know when God will call them home.Ruth Tinkerbell54

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-09-25 18:15:25 -0500 Report

Hey Tinkerbell,

Thanks for sharing this with us. It is so easy to take our parents for granted. They just seem to be permanent fixtures in our life, it's easy to take them for granted, until they're gong. I often think of how nice it would be to give my parents a big hug and sit down with them to catch them up on what's going on in my life, and in theirs.

I say the same thing to anyone who will listen: Enjoy your parents!

Thanks again, my friend.


Kirk H
Kirk H 2013-09-24 15:12:50 -0500 Report

Appreciate any time we have with our loved ones..both my parents are gone, but they lived nice long lives. What bothers me is I have now lost both my brothers to cancer, one was 59 and the other was 56. It just didn't seem right, but nothing will change it. I have a lot of great memories but I probably didn't really appreciate life when we were all together.

Leslieluv21 2013-09-24 13:23:37 -0500 Report

Tinkerbell you're right! I am sorry about your mom, I'm sure she's with you in spirit and in your heart. My dad has had Diabetes for 23 years, type 2. Him and I don't have a close relationship but I do appreciate him and love him dearly and I should hug him more often. Thank you for that lovely reminder :)

jigsaw 2013-09-24 08:30:09 -0500 Report

I hope my daughter reads this! (-;

tinkerbell54 2013-09-24 08:40:06 -0500 Report

I wrote this to honor my MOM who passed away april 6,1988. Ruth Tinkerbell54 I still miss my MOM "BAD"

jigsaw 2013-09-24 09:31:07 -0500 Report

Definitely something to think about. I understand your pain as I lost my father, mother, and sister. That was the entire family that I grew up with. They may be gone in a physical sense, but they're still with me in spirit!
On the other hand, I am enjoying my wife and daughter most recently, along with my grandchildren. In a way, it's a beautiful gift thanks to my parents.

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