UPDATE; What can I do to help my Niece?

By bicker68 Latest Reply 2010-10-05 04:52:10 -0500
Started 2010-10-01 23:21:19 -0500

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to let you all know that I went to the Dr. with my Niece yesterday. And like I suspected she was diagnosed with type 2, the Dr. started her on Metformin, but to start out just 500mg a day because she is allergic to so many medications, and she wants to becafeul to start her out.
My Niece was very thankful that I pushed her into going to the Dr. for me going with her and finding her a caring Dr. that cares about her Patients.
I will give her the name of this site, I already told her alout it and that all the people on here are very caring and are like a Family.
Thank you all so much for all your wonderful advice, and caring so much also all of your thoughts and prayers.


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Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-10-03 23:31:06 -0500 Report

I lost my sister to type 1 diabetis. Because of all that can happen to a person with diabetis happened. Be thankful that you were able to help her. She will be thankful to you.
your friend

bicker68 2010-10-05 04:52:10 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Sister. I'm thankful that I was avle to finally to get her to the Dr. and that she is now on treatment.

realsis77 2010-10-02 10:42:18 -0500 Report

Thats so great you got her help so she can get treatment now . That god you caught it early and now she can take care of herself! Great Job.

RAYT721 2010-10-02 04:34:31 -0500 Report

Oh, that is really good news. Only by her knowing about the problem can she do anything about it. Now the question is how she is taking to the news and her motivation to know that it can be controlled. She'll have some lifestyle (eating) changes to make but she can learn management and control and she's got her to help support her. Yes, this is a really great website for emotional support and she's find others in her age group, with her interests, etc. It's unfortunate that she's diabetic but it's not the end … it's the beginning! Diabetes is neither a caused nor cured condition but it's a reality. It's been said that knowledge is power and she's now gotten the power. Sure, there are stages that many people go through with the denial, anger, fear and such. She's not alone… she's got you and she's got us. So long as she knows the importance of keeping up with the medications, exercise and everything else she'll be on the road to better health and better attitudes. Thank you for keeping us posted. It's probably a relief to you both to know rather than to guess, assume and fear.