Dose any other of your family members have Diabetes?

By miss.tee Latest Reply 2010-03-19 19:45:29 -0500
Started 2010-02-12 22:35:23 -0600

Five (5) genarations in my family have or had diabetes my grate grandmother, grandmother, my mother, my sister and I. we all stick together and help each other. My grate grandmother and grandmother has both passed away from complations of diabetes.

53 replies

bluemax 2010-03-19 19:45:29 -0500 Report

The only one I am aware of was my mother. So far, none of my children show signs of it, know on wood!

Anonymous 2010-02-16 01:15:25 -0600 Report

only i have it, makes me feel somewhat of an outcast, that and being this blue color, could be worse, i could be green, or red, or yellow, although purple would be cool .

miss.tee 2010-02-16 12:59:34 -0600 Report

I'm sorry I do not understand your post. With the colors. Please explain to us what you are saying.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-16 21:25:25 -0600 Report

lol I think the color of the genie. Diabetes can make you feel like an outcast, especially when you are the only one in your family or friends but it's what makes us special - in the sweet way :)
You know, have you thought about rubbing your own genie lamp and making a wish to change to purple and fix your pancreas lol

miss.tee 2010-02-15 20:48:18 -0600 Report

Thank you all for your reply. Early today I talked to my sister. She said she took her 1 year old son to the doctors and he do not have it. The doctors told her he could still get it when he gets older.

She also so told me her son's grandmother on his father side has type 1 her boyfriend has type 2 and he sister to. My boy friend had type 1 but he got new orgains, his mother has it as well.

I posted this discussions question cause I was think about my mom. The day when my sister came home sick from work. I checked her levels. I told her she had Pre-Diabetes and that is when mom took it to heart and went to the doctors her self. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not no doctor nor, a nurse. Month after that she had gestational after the baby came I later told her she was going to have full diabetes.
All of these changes in my family has brought us closer. When you have something like this all you have is family by your side in time of need.

imsuzie2 2010-02-15 20:52:34 -0600 Report

And, if (collective) you don't have immediate family by your side, you have us, your extended family by your side. Hugs

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-14 22:51:39 -0600 Report

I'm the only one on both sides, which they said was an odd chance, esp for having juvenile. Dr. said I had the flu and it just pushed it right out of me. My aunt, however, was diagnosed withh T2 about five years ago, it's too sad we never talked much.

miss.tee 2010-02-16 13:02:52 -0600 Report

Don't feel bad me and my aunt don't talk much. she has the systoms. The only time we talk is at family gatherings.

Miz Thang
Miz Thang 2010-02-14 21:58:27 -0600 Report

Yes, my mother had Type II diabetes, she died of a massive heart attack 7 years ago. My dad also has diabetes. I have 3 brothers, and 2 sisters, and so far I am the only one with diabetes. My dad and I both have Type II diabetes.

Hinboyz3 2010-02-14 21:14:47 -0600 Report

Well yes I do have family members who had and have diabetes, My grandmother passed away years ago from it, my father has had it for over 22 years type 2 also, and now I have it just snice Oct 2009.

giojuju 2010-02-14 17:42:47 -0600 Report

well to keep it short 96% of my family has it both mom and dads side. except my mom n dad and my siblings hopefully they dont get it. and its sad cuz i dont talk to any of my family except my parents and siblings but they dont understand any of the things im going through

imsuzie2 2010-02-13 21:03:57 -0600 Report

My cousin has a son with Type 1, diagnosed around 5, maybe earlier. The wife said diabetes was on her side of the family. His older brother may or may not have had type 2 as an adult, it was never spoken of. The older brother had a different father than he or his older sister. So, to my knowledge, I am the first in my family, and my brother, who is 3 1/2 yrs older is pre-diabetic, type 2, taking Metformin as a preventive measure.

donna13 2010-02-13 18:45:30 -0600 Report

I have a sister with T2, the same as me. She is 88 and still going strong. We came from a family with 8 siblings and none of the rest of them have it, nor my parents or any of my grandparents. I guess it has to start someplace.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-02-13 19:20:17 -0600 Report

I am T2, my mother and father were diabetic T1. None of my brothers or sisters have it. I have aunts on my mothers side but don't know about my fathers side. My wife and daughter are also T2 and my son died of complications
from diabeties and other conditions.
Welcome4 to D.C.. Dan

donna13 2010-02-14 08:10:01 -0600 Report

After writing my post about my sister and me I realized that I was only thinking of previous generations. My sister has a son who was dx with T1 when he was in his teens. I have a son with T2, dx after he was 50. So the next generations will have to contend with this,

Susie624 2010-02-13 16:49:46 -0600 Report

My uncle,followed by a cousin,later my grandmother ,my mother,who passed away 11 years ago tomorrow ,an aunt ,all on my mother's side,and all have now passed away.Now one brother,my sister and I all have it.

spiritwalker 2010-02-13 15:55:04 -0600 Report

My grandmother on my father's side of the family was a type 1.
An uncle on my mother's side of the family was a type2. I am
type 2. I have several cousins that are either type1 or 2 .

alanbossman 2010-02-13 15:53:22 -0600 Report

Yes my grandmother, my uncle, my cousin, my sister. My grandmother died early at age 53 for diabetes and so did my uncle.

Elrond 2010-02-12 23:33:08 -0600 Report

My grandmother on my father's side had very mild type 2 and controlled it with diet alone. She lived well into her 80's. I, however, developed type 2 in my mid 30's not long after passing a glucose tolerance test. But I was exposed to a very strong weed killer that was very similar to Agent Orange. I believe that damaged my pancreas. My diabetes has now progressed to type 1 and I'm being evaluated for an insulin pump.

cc9 2010-02-13 01:09:05 -0600 Report

oh shit elrond. thats horrid. are u sueing the ppl who exposed you to this danger and contaminant?

Elrond 2010-02-13 02:02:22 -0600 Report

Unfortunately, one of the conditions of my retirement was that I sign an agreement to never initiate or take part in any legal action against the city where I was employed. It was only after my retirement that I realized that the chemical exposure probably caused most of my health trouble.My diabetes led to the stroke that caused my retirement and the major heart attack that almost killed me after retirement.

cc9 2010-02-13 06:48:49 -0600 Report

i am so sorry to hear that elrond. shit eh? the bXXXXXds probably knew about it and you know maybe signing something that is illegal may not be binding. i dont know. do you know someone else who was exposed?

cc9 2010-02-13 20:29:02 -0600 Report

there is a case of a town here in new south wales where it was sprayed with agent orange whenit was in its experimental stage. i think soldiers were used to do the task and they were not told about what they were being exposed to. nor the towns people. i think the matter is before the courts for a class action. the areas where they sprayed, nothing is growing there. i feel outraged for you elrond. pls take extra care of yourself.

imsuzie2 2010-02-13 20:58:36 -0600 Report

I agree with CC. You might have a cause of action if you signed under false pretenses. A good legal firm or lawyer probably does a free consultation, and you want to ask the best you can. Governments should not be allowed to get "you" (collective you) to sign if they knowingly have cause to believe they used dangerous products. Agent Orange was used in Nam, and I think the governemnt had to cover the Vets who were harmed, so the city should be responsible too. Try to google Agent Orange to get some research before you see a layyer. Keep us in the loop, ok? Hugs

vonda quick
vonda quick 2010-02-12 23:19:19 -0600 Report

my grandmother & my mother ,my sister & i . my mther 7 my grandmother has passed away. i have become a diabetic when i was 30.

MAYS 2010-02-12 22:58:01 -0600 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

My brother and sister have it and one of my brothers died from the complications of diabetes, that's one of the reasons why I push for no nonsense Diabetes Awareness Education for both Adults and Children regardless of how graphic the details and images may be.

Diabetes doesn't take it easy on you so why should you on it ?

" Mays "

runthe 2010-02-12 23:21:07 -0600 Report

My mom had it and she passed away from complications from diabetes. My grandfather, grandmother, aunts, sisters, brothers have it. I think just one aunt on my dad side of the family.

Harlen 2010-02-12 22:55:16 -0600 Report

Yep My mon and she past away from not taking care of it and it was a bad way to go.
Best wishes

miss.tee 2010-02-12 22:59:45 -0600 Report

I'm sorry. To hear about your mom. I don't take all of my meds. Someone always watches me take meds.,check to see if they are gone. but I do go to the doctors and get blood work done.

sisson 2010-02-12 22:50:24 -0600 Report

My grandfrather on my mother side did but he past away with heart problems do to the diabetes and he was type one and my father did I don't know what kind but he didn't pass away do to it and now I have a 6 year old neice with it.

miss.tee 2010-02-12 23:03:11 -0600 Report

I have had it for 8 years coming up on 7 the 28. grate gradma had type 2, grandma had type 1. my mom, sister and I have type 2.

tholz 2010-02-12 22:43:01 -0600 Report

My aunt did and she passed away nov 2008. Brother does but we have diffrent dads. Dont think any one else does

miss.tee 2010-02-12 22:55:49 -0600 Report

me and my sister have different dads to. on my real dads side I don't know any one. on my step-fathers side my uncle and his twin has it.

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