New Here

By cajun1951 Latest Reply 2009-09-20 20:49:25 -0500
Started 2009-09-13 11:01:00 -0500

Hi All, I'm new here but hope to get to know a lot of you. I grew up in a diabetic (type2) family and thought I had escaped the beast because everyone else had it early in life. Well 3 yrs ago it raised it's ugly at me. age 55. Anyway I'm looking forward to chatting with you and hope I can add something to the site.

19 replies

salmanda 2009-09-20 20:49:25 -0500 Report

Welcome Cajun. I am new here too, and I have found the folks super nice and supportive. I look forward to chatting and helping you in any way I can her. :-)

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-09-20 18:58:24 -0500 Report

Hey Cajun … I am from Lafayette. I know live in NC !!!! Yep grew up in a diabetic family and was dignosed last year with T2.

P2putt 2009-09-20 14:51:29 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. It is always nice to greet new members You will find loads of information on this site but more importantly a company of friends, who are turely interested in you and each other. Welcome again,Pete aka,P2putt.

Turtle 2009-09-20 08:17:53 -0500 Report

Hi Cajun,
I lived in Metairie, LA for about 10 years. I hated it there! The bugs and humidity are terrible!

Take care,

tabby9146 2009-09-19 20:23:45 -0500 Report

hi and welcome!! I was adopted as an infant, so I did not know the family history. I found my birth mother and birth father years ago, however…at the time I talked to my birth father, he told me there was nothing that ran in his family. He may not have had diabetes then. We stopped talking years ago, and boom, I was diagnosed with it, a few months after his daughter, my biological half sister, told me that he had diabetes and was on a pill for it. She also told me at that time, that both of his parents had it also. Well, as soon as I heard this, I went out and got a treadmill, began exercising 5 days a week and trying hard to watch what I ate. I had cravings I could not control. I got used to skim milk, drinking lots of water and lots of things, yet my diet still needed work. Little did I know I had already developed diabetes but if I had only been told this by him, when he was diagnosed, I doubt I would have developed it or at least, maybe years from now cause I was 25 lbs, overweight. I had gained so much when I was pregnant with my daughter back in 2001. I know if I had only been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, I could have made the changes. I suppose I will always say…what if.

alanbossman 2009-09-17 13:18:20 -0500 Report

Welcome, I also am from a diabetic t2 family. My diabetes hit last june 2008. There lots of good people here at this site.

tholz 2009-09-13 19:56:05 -0500 Report

Welcome The people on here are so very nice. I just meet a lady form here.

Darly 2009-09-13 21:36:14 -0500 Report

A big welcome to you! This is a great site with lots of great people here. I love it! I am sure that in no time you will have many friends here…looking forward to talking to you…Darlene*

hbkunkel 2009-09-13 18:07:34 -0500 Report

A warm welcome to you and people born in 1951 are very special!! I know you can learn and add alot to discussions. I hope you are getting the proper education to keep yourself healthy:).

Judimar 2009-09-13 11:24:09 -0500 Report

Welcome Cajun!

Are you still in Louisiana? What part are you from? I was raised in a small town called Leesville and am half cajun (on my dad's side) and half yankee!



cajun1951 2009-09-13 11:36:52 -0500 Report

Hi Judi, No I'm no longer living in La. My husband just retired from the Air Force almost a year ago, so we've lived around a bit. We're now settled in Tn. and love it. I do know exactly where Leesville is and I grew up in a small town outside of Baton Rouge. Thanks for the warm welcome, look forward to chatting with you again

SkipT 2009-09-13 11:15:34 -0500 Report

Always glad to have a new member join us. Looking forward to seeing your input in the discussions.

cajun1951 2009-09-13 11:38:31 -0500 Report

Thanks for the warm welcome Skip, looking forward to seeing you on the discussion boards also. Take care and have a great day. Debbie