me and my kids

tina785
By tina785 Latest Reply 2010-06-01 09:16:34 -0500
Started 2010-05-30 20:09:27 -0500

hi my name is tina I have diabetic and i just found out my two youngest kids have border line diabetic so how do I take care of this, I am so sad cause this is the worst day of my life.


8 replies

Emma2412
Emma2412 2010-05-31 08:25:57 -0500 Report

Hi, Tina
Don't be sad. Say a prayer that God has given you a chance to change your life, and that of your kids, by learning about this before it's too late.
Learn everything you can about diabetes and pre-diabetes. A good friend of mine, who happens to be a podiatrist, said to me in 2003 when I was diagnosed that I was lucky that there was so much information out there now about diabetes. He was so right.
Go to trusted sites like www.mayoclinic.com and www.everydayhealth.com and read everything about diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Get yourself and your kids a workable food plan and teach your kids about the disease. Remember, though, that each person is different so one food might be good for you or one of your kids, but not work for everybody. Portion control is very, very important.
I'm sure there are videos and other things that are geared to children so that they can learn what they have to do so they don't develop diabetes. Try your library for videos that you can all watch together.
There are tons of good ways to overcome the disease for your children and ways that you, yourself, can live a healthier life.
Don't get discouraged. We're here for you. Check back here on a regular basis. This site is awesome.
God bless you.

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-05-30 21:16:05 -0500 Report

Tina… first of all, welcome to this little community with the tag line of "friends, discussions, and more." We are glad to have you here and hope we can help by replacing your sadness with education and information that will help all three of you.

There are no cures for diabetes and there are no real causes other than insulin production and the work of the pancreas. It's a disease and it doesn't discriminate by age, height, weight, race or even gender. You are in a good place because you are among others who understand what you're going through because he either have or will have gone through it.

Now is a good time to start to change your lifestyle so that your lifestyle doesn't change you. It is important to learn and apply as much as you can about diet, exercise, diabetes, nutrition, glucose testing, and a whole lot more. There's so much more information now in 2010 than in previous years and decades. Knowledge is power! It is important to use weight control, carb control, calorie control, portion control and even self-control.

It's okay to be sad and to cry but more important to take action. Joining us was a step in the right direction but just know that every journey begins with a single footstep. Thanks for stepping in here with us!!!

Join in the conversations with your questions, comments and we will soon be coming to you for support and advice.

There's strength in numbers!

Kirla
Kirla 2010-05-30 21:10:18 -0500 Report

Tina

I was diagnosed last year with blood sugar reading in the 300-400 range. I made lots of changes to what I eat and my blood sugar came down a lot in just a few weeks. I wrote how I control my blood sugar here. Click on the link below.

http://kirla.wordpress.com/this-is-what-i-did/

Another website worth reading is http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com/2006/10/d-d... Alan has lots of great advice. I recommend you read all you can in the next couple of days.

I found that having diabetes has saved my life. My father and most of his brothers had heart disease. My father died at age 56. I’m 52 and healthy. Because of diabetes I’m staying healthy

Good luck
Kevin

Emma2412
Emma2412 2010-05-31 08:12:56 -0500 Report

Congratulations, Kevin. It always brings a tear to my eye when I read about people who look adversity in the face and turn it around into a positive thing. More power to you.

Emma2412
Emma2412 2010-06-01 09:16:34 -0500 Report

Thanks, Kevin, for these wonderful sites. I enjoyed both of them and added them to My Favorites.