By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-07-23 11:01:27 -0500
Started 2014-07-21 14:38:32 -0500

Hello Guys, I am 35 years old Male. I got type 2 before 3 years. Now we are planning for our second Kid. I am under following medication with the last two added in the last month. Please let me know if I might live for another 30 years if I follow a good diet and exercise plan. I dont want to bring any more kids if I dont have a good chance of living another 20-30 years.

metFORMIN 2000 MG Tabs
Linagliptin 5 MG Tabs
lisinopril 10 MG Tabs
simvastatin 20 MG Tabs

I am very desperate for answers.

7 replies

kindlekm 2014-07-23 11:01:27 -0500 Report

sure you can , but to ask a question what has your A1C been like this will give us and you an idea if you have room for improvement in diet lifestyle etc

GabbyPA 2014-07-22 07:02:23 -0500 Report

For me at least, being diagnosed with diabetes probably saved my life. I was on a pretty big path of self destruction.

So if you do what you can to take care of yourself you will have a great chance. Of course, none of us are promised tomorrow. So why fret it? Live every day with joy and determination. If a little person is part of that, all the better. They have a way of really inspiring us to do good for ourselves also.

Nick1962 2014-07-21 18:53:45 -0500 Report

Well Harry, along with all the positive answers so far, I'll add you probably have a better chance now that you realize you need to take care of yourself (as long as you pay heed and get the education needed to do it).
Judging by that list of meds, you're in about the same shape I was at 35. Yeah, I took the same ones, but I'm over 50 now and only take a maintenance med for hereditary heart issues, and in the best shape of my life.
There can be a great life after diagnosis - I'm living it, so can you!

Glucerna 2014-07-21 18:22:36 -0500 Report

It truly is possible to lead a healthy, active life with diabetes as long as you learn how to manage it. If you haven't been to diabetes education classes, ask your doctor for a referral or call the local hospital. You and your spouse can attend the classes together, and together learn what changes you want to implement in your daily life to control blood sugar. Also, ask your doctor for a referral to a registered dietitian who can help you figure out a healthy meal plan that takes into account diabetes as well as elevated cholesterol. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-07-21 16:24:35 -0500 Report

By making the right decisions about diet and exercise and with the help of a good diabetes medical team, there is no reason that diabetes should prevent you from living a full and rewarding life. My Dad was diagnosed with diabetes at age 61 in the early 1950's and he lived until age 81. I was diagnosed in 1976 at age 27 and am now 65 years old; that's 38 years with diabetes.

haoleboy 2014-07-21 15:10:59 -0500 Report

sorry … my crystal ball is not working today so can't predict the future …
but seriously, how have you been doing controlling your diabetes the three years since diagnosis?