Its kind of funny why i have diabetes

bieberfever21
By bieberfever21 Latest Reply 2010-08-22 15:55:09 -0500
Started 2010-08-22 15:39:51 -0500

it kind of funny because u know how people have symptoms like excessive thirst or having to go to the bathroom more often i never had any of the symptoms which is weird but then i dont know why i got it but i know one reason why i did get it becasue alot of people in my family have had it or has it and i was the next lucky person to get it which really sucks because its really hard to stop eating the things i really love but i still havent found a good diet which i still need to work on so if u can help please help me and if u can please donate some money at the american diabetes association under the walk to fight diabetes and look for my name which is Brandi Michael and i am supporting the walk in davenport,Iowa i would really appriciate because i really need the help raising money it would be really great and i am happy to be part of this family on this site and i love this site so much the people are just amazing and really supportive :) thank you everyone
Brandi


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RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-08-22 15:55:09 -0500 Report

Good Luck on the walk and raising money. Right now things are a little tight for cash with some unpaid time off from wife's recent hospitalization(s) but definately going to see what I can do before the event to show support.

Just because you are diabetic doesn't mean you have to give up or give in as long as you become a little creative in swapping things. Many food options you're used to have alternative healthier versions. When I couldn't have a cinnabon bun I found an Atkins bar (2 g carbs) that gives me the taste without the insane carbs, mostly sugar. I shouldn't have regular pop (soda?) but found in moderation that I like diet cherry coke and diet lime coke. I can still have certain things but not as much as before. It's a test of strength to limit myself to 1 oz of sun chips rather than a whole bag of Lays (betcha can't eat just one).

Sure being diabetic means swapping and learning new patterns but they are healthier patterns. You didn't get diabetes from anything you did or didn't do. The risk factor from family history was there. It wasn't that Halloween when you were 8 years old that gave it to you. It was your pancreas that said, "I'll get you my pretty" (I love quoting Wizard of Oz)

The "diet" (let's say eating plan) that you are going to create is one that is safe and sane for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. This doesn't mean to give up eating but rather to learn what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. You can still enjoy your life and still accomplish your dreams. Don't let diabetes or anything hold you back.

Now is a great time to try some new things … quinoa or brown rice instead of white rice, water instead of sugary stuff, protein shakes instead of milk shakes, a portion of meat instead of a half of a cow. You get the point!!!

We are thrilled to have you in our community and it's refreshing to see a young person with respect and intelligence and drive among a crowd of grumpy old men like me. You have so much to offer. Thanks for being part of our worlds.