Runs in the family

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-07-13 09:15:31 -0500
Started 2010-07-12 16:15:13 -0500

my brother was in a atv accideent then he was diagoinsed with sugar. They told me it ran in the family and i didnt believe them at first but now i do

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MAYS 2010-07-12 18:03:51 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Education is the key to understanding diabetes.
When dealing with diabetes only a medical examination can determine if you are diabetic, and if so, the proper care of yourself is key to your health.

As Ray said, don't go flipping out about being diabetic without being medically diagnosed.
If you are diagnosed as diabetic, take it very seriously.


RAYT721 2010-07-12 16:28:06 -0500 Report

Now don't go flipping out about being diabetic without a diagnosis. When diabetes "runs in the family," it is a risk factor not a diagnosis so make sure you know the difference. Until you are told you are diabetic, treat yourself as though you are or someday you might be. In the meantime learn about diet and exercise and limiting the natural sugar that is no good for you anyway whether diabetic or not. Diabetes is about control and a lifestyle first and then it's the dreaded disease with the horrible complications. If you keep yourself in check, whether diabetic, pre-diabetic or NOT diabetic the diet and exercise routine can only benefit you, not hurt you. Keep your weight in check. Exercise. Drink plenty of water. Don't skip meals. Watch the sugar (and/or carbs). Be healthy. Educate yourself and others. Love yourself!!! Let God handle the rest.

GabbyPA 2010-07-13 09:15:31 -0500 Report

I agree 100% with this. I should have done more of this as it ran in my family. I am the last to have it, and maybe knowing some about it helped keep it away for longer, but I could have done so much more. So if you change your lifestyle now to eat healthier and exercise and watch out for symptoms. You will be way ahead of the game.

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