Why do I have Diabetes 2?

Safe
By Safe Latest Reply 2010-12-14 10:04:10 -0600
Started 2009-10-29 19:27:41 -0500

I am 81, 5'6", 137#, no diabetes in my family, began having high readings after heart problem and medications in 1998. I have been cooking low fat, low cholesterol since my husband's heart bypass 22 years ago. How much did the Calcium Blocker and Zocor have to do with initializing Type 2. Just finally diagnosed with 136 reading.


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tomecom
tomecom 2010-12-14 09:49:27 -0600 Report

I read that there are several causes. Processed foods are one of the largest contributors. Processed foods contain additives (coloring, flavoring, preservatives, sweeteners, salt) that scientists are calling AGE's, which cause inflammation. Diabetes is an inflammatory disease.
Processed foods are cooked at very high temperatures which destroys the nutrients in the food. Processing and genetically engineered seeds produce massive crops with less than half the normal nutrition in less time. Livestock are fed corn mash diets that cause them to mature in less than half the time, with antibiotics and growth hormones that stay in the meat.
Consequently, our diet is nutrition void, which causes vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which causes amino acid deficiencies, which causes weight gain, depression, glucose management problems and numerous other complications.
Diabetes manifests because we are genetically inclined, but our bodies are struggling to survive in a world that is messed up.
If you want to read something scary, Google the term alloxin. Alloxin is a chemical that is produced during the processing of flour that is left in the flour. Alloxin is also the chemical that scientists inject into lab rats to cause them to become diabetic. Alloxan kills beta cells in the pancreas, The FDA is powerless to have the process stopped, because they cannot prove that it has the same effect on humans without injecting it into humans. Nobody will volunteer.
Is it any wonder that there is an epidemic of diabetes and obesity today.

Brenda_B
Brenda_B 2010-12-13 15:12:50 -0600 Report

From what I have read the starting the meds and finding out about high BS reading was just a coincident. As they say… S—- (sugar) happens.
By the way… I'm proud of your weight! Way to go girl! I can tell you are an amazing person.

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-10-30 07:50:26 -0500 Report

I think everyone is right and nothing you could have done or meds have created your diabetes. It is not uncommon for someone in your age range to become diabetic. I know my dad was also diagnosed around that age. Keep in close contact with your doctor and ask him for all the correct tests to be done.
Betsie

Harlen
Harlen 2009-10-30 07:12:44 -0500 Report

It dosent matter why only what we do for it
I am sorry for the pain and I wish I as well as you didnt have it but we do so lets do what we can to keep life going and fun.
Best wishes
H

cussinwolf
cussinwolf 2009-10-29 20:34:30 -0500 Report

Your meds did not contribute to your diabetes. I will say to you what I say to my mother and feel free to get angry like she does. After a time our bodies begin to wear out. Thinks do not work like they should. What does your doctor have to say on the subject? Has he repeated the fasting glucose? Done an A1c?

Safe
Safe 2009-10-29 21:52:59 -0500 Report

Okay…I know I have it and all tests have been done. Just a bit of a gripe on my part…did everything right and had this happen anyway. Do you think if we live long enough, not only will we most likely get cancer but diabetes?

cussinwolf
cussinwolf 2009-10-30 10:51:04 -0500 Report

You go ahead and vent. I still am frustrated with my diabetes after having it for 3 years. About the time I think I have it figured out I'll pop a high bg and can not figure out why. I am a cancer survivor. I was 27, pregnant and the mother of two when mine came to visit. I did nothing to "earn"it. It is not fair that diabetes came to call after you have tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Life is not always fair. Go ahead and vent and get it out and then start enjoying your life!

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