It helps to learn your may not be alone.

By MarineMomX2 Latest Reply 2009-11-10 01:13:45 -0600
Started 2009-11-09 10:21:04 -0600

We had a family reunion this past Saturday and it's surprising sometimes what you can learn. I knew that my mom and her side of the family had an extensive history of diabeties, however I never new that anyone on my dad's side had it too. The dessert table brought it all out, after several mentioned they couldn't eat anything. lol..I fixed that quickly. I had pulled recipes from the files here for Buttermilk Pie and Blueberry Cheesecake. Thus, it turned into more of a headcount of who 'did not' have diabeties than those of us that do. The number was staggering and you know it made me feel not quite so alone trying to decide the right things to eat. The white potatoes were clearly left out of the stews and the bread was limited to small squares of cornbread or crackers. We had quite a bit of fresh veggies to munch on as well as pickles, cheese and condiments of that sort. Overall, it was probably the most comfortable place I've eaten lately and it's nice to know that I'm not alone and making the right food choices. Brought to mind the old saying about family…you may not be able live with them, but you can't live without them. They are a valuable commodity!

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bojack 2009-11-10 01:13:45 -0600 Report

something similar happened to me this year at a family get together. i was sitting at a table with eight other relatives talking to a cousin about recent heart problems he had,he said he had also been told he was diabetic and was using a pen for insulin, soon other cousins were pulling out their pens and telling stories, six out of the nine of us had the pens. what an eye opener, i never new how wide spread diabetes was in our family.

Hinboyz3 2009-11-09 11:24:35 -0600 Report

That's right family is still family, tied together for life by blood. We all need to take the time to get to know our extended family's, cause a lot of times when illness comes about you don't think it's in your family, but when you look down the family tree you'll be surprised what you might find. My family has diabetes on both sides of the family too.

ptsparkle 2009-11-09 10:50:53 -0600 Report

Glad you had a good reunion. Must be a good feeling that you are not alone, and that youm have more family support than what you knew. It's a tremedous advantage to have family support. Sadly, many don't have that support, but can turn to sites like dc to help them.

Harlen 2009-11-09 10:45:41 -0600 Report

Yep thats the way it gose lol
You had good insight to make the food you did good job.
Best wishes

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