Twins & Diabetes

By Maurk Latest Reply 2009-11-26 15:30:27 -0600
Started 2009-11-26 08:14:09 -0600

My twin brother recently was diagnosed with diabetes and when he finally cornered me to test my blood with his meter, my number was only 113. From what I've read, I should eventually have diabetes like him. Is there anything I can do to prevent or delay getting this myself?

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Maurk 2009-11-26 15:30:27 -0600 Report

Nobody in my family or nearby relatives have it (and no mother's gestational diabetes). My brother was very stressed and ate poorly… lost 25 lbs in a few weeks.. before diagnosed. His numbers are currently down to 110-120. So exercise and a good diet will be my course of action. Thank you all.

Hinboyz3 2009-11-26 12:38:05 -0600 Report

Like Harlen says eat right work out thru the week, and make sure to eat a good balanced nutritional meal daily. Be aware of any signs that you've never notices before. Sometimes their are no signs. Just do a little research on the subject and you should be just fine.

Kira_xo 2009-11-26 09:43:21 -0600 Report

I've never heard of a situation like this honestly. Did your mother have gestational diabetes while pregnant? I know my son has to get his sugars tested every few months at the doctors office because I was a gestational diabetic. 113 isn't really that bad of a number… I wish I has some readings like that lol. [I'm getting close to it but I still have my ups]. I would just try to lead and all around healthy life style. Eat right, exercise, and speak to your doctor about your concerns. He will be able to give you a lot of insight. Good luck and I hope everything goes well for you and your brother.

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