Hello All

By Prredden Latest Reply 2009-12-10 18:22:16 -0600
Started 2009-12-10 07:52:14 -0600

Hello everyone. I am a newly diagnosed diabetic. Don't have much going for me that is for sure. My brother died due to diabetes in 2005 and my dad died Christmas Eve 2007 due to diabetes. I have a brother on a heart transplant list right now due to diabetes. My sister has it and all of my aunts and uncles on my dads side have it. My granmother had it. And to top that off my mother died of heart disease when I was a year old. I am severely depressed

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Susie624 2009-12-10 10:30:23 -0600 Report

welcome to the family(the people here do make you feel that way)everyone here is so caring.I know how you feel about not much going for you,but you really have more than you think.Just look on the bright side and things will look better.We are some of the lucky ones,our doctors found it before it got out of hand.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-12-10 18:22:16 -0600 Report

You should check with your Dr. and see if there is a diabetic class at the hospital. They are free and also talk to a diet instructor they can really be helpful. Welcome to DC many good people
and lots of good information. Dan

Crashnot 2009-12-10 09:06:15 -0600 Report

Hi Predden, and welcome to the board. It sounds like you've got a load on your shoulders going into Christmas! And it sounds like you have an ideal opportunity to bring things into control and avoid the problems your family has faced if you jump on it right now. In my other post I recommended the book "Reversing Diabetes" by Julian Whittaker. It is available here and at Amazon for about $14. My husband used his diet, exercise and vitamin advice and is generally under good control. I have also reversed the nerve damage I was starting to get after being Type 1 for 40+ years with his vitamin advice.
There is a lifetime of knowledge and experience on this board, so just speak up when you get frustrated or confused, and you'll find an abundance of ideas! You are the one who can turn the tide here, so jump in and let us help you start swimming!

alanbossman 2009-12-10 09:03:35 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome to dc, I can relate to you my family on both sides had diabetes and all died in there 50s. My one sister has diabetes also she is still here. The reason most of my family died early is because of poor care and not eating the right food and no exercise. My sister and i are trying to stop that trend,buy doing the right things. So hang in there and eat low carbs and exercise and you well do fine I forgot portion size also works. Have a great day

dorene1949 2009-12-10 09:09:44 -0600 Report

Thanks for the kind words…
I have been off work since the last week in Oct.
That is when I got the diagnosis. The doc appt in June prior to that was fine…I am somewhat scared … Dr apt today at 230pm..will report back…lol

alanbossman 2009-12-10 09:26:23 -0600 Report

I hope your job lost is temp. Hang in there you will do fine. Lots of friends here who can help, just ask anyone if you need help.

ptsparkle 2009-12-10 09:44:47 -0600 Report

Great advice. You play the most important role in your health as to how you want to manage it.You probably had a clue this was coming down the road someday, with all the family members affected. Being newly diagnosed, you have a great opportunity to jump on it fast and keep your numbers where they should be. This is a terrible disease as you know, but it can be managed for a long healthy life. Welcome here, sorry for all your losses. Be positive and try to ask, ask, ask, your Dr. all the questions you might have.

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