Not just diabetes

By Magos Latest Reply 2019-01-13 16:51:17 -0600
Started 2018-09-10 03:42:44 -0500

I'm scared because diabetes, heart disease, depression and Cancer all run in my family. My mom passed 4 years ago and my brother passed last year. I also struggle with being the main caregiver for a child a special needs that include social emotional and behavior diagnosis.

7 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-09-22 20:26:56 -0500 Report

Hey Magos, it's great to meet you. I am glad you found your way here. I know the feeling of wondering what your heredity might have waiting for you, I often talk about this with my clients. I always recommending focusing on taking the best possible care of yourself. We don't have control over heredity, but we do have control over taking good care of yourselves. Focus on now, making every day a healthy one, body, mind, and spirit. You'll be that much better prepared for what the future might bring. Sounds like you have a lot going on in your life, I know how hard it is to be a mom of a child with special needs. I hope you are asking for help when you need it. Care for the caregiver. And stay in touch with us. Let us know how you're doing.

RAYT721 2018-09-19 14:44:17 -0500 Report

Thank you for contributing. Having been a caregiver I understand your roles in the need to juggle two lives with only one mind, body and soul. Make sure that you take time and make time for YOUR needs. Although it's difficult to do, I try to accept the things that I cannot change, change the things that I can and have the wisdom to know the difference. Prayer may not help… but they surely do not hurt!

2018-09-18 10:39:38 -0500 Report

After my Mom died, a friend comforted me by saying, "God is going to have some explaining to do when I get up there…" Sounds like you were given more than your share of troubles. Best wishes and courage in the struggle.

Diabetes Force
Diabetes Force 2018-09-13 00:50:54 -0500 Report

Keep your head up and don't let your health get bad. I know that sounds hard but you can't take care of anyone else if your health gets bad. Praying for you!

msann 2018-09-11 10:23:06 -0500 Report

sorry to hear you have experience all so you have got to take a hold of your health having special needs person is beyond hard but you have to make the first step praying for you