Newly diagnosed with Type II

By TMH06122001 Latest Reply 2010-11-25 15:19:54 -0600
Started 2010-11-24 14:16:40 -0600

My aunt, who is diabetic, had one of her legs amputated above the knee a couple of weeks ago. I can't even imagine how she feels. I just try to be encouraging. Another aunt, who has passed, had to have her foot amputated years ago. My Dad was also diabetic. Diabetes runs on the paternal side of my family. After I was diagnosed in June 2010, I didn't realize just how difficult this life change was going to be. So, I'm still in the learning stage, and trying to figure out how to eat healthy. I'm looking forward to meeting new friends, and to advice from those "who have been there." Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-11-25 15:19:54 -0600 Report

Welcome to our big family here at DC. Everyone is constanley learning no matter how long they have been a diabetic. You will make friends here and learn many things. So check in often as you can. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
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dannigirl 2010-11-24 18:03:48 -0600 Report

Hi! I am new too and just like u! EVERYONE on my Dad's side has type 2 also! I just recently lost both my uncles :( I am very sorry about your aunt! That is my biggest fear about this disease! It is very life changing also…but it can be for the better…since I was diagnosed, I lost fifty lbs! I would have never lost the weight had I not been so scared of losing a limb or my life.

Harlen 2010-11-24 17:54:05 -0600 Report

hello and welcome
Happy Thanksgiving to you aswell.
I plan on keepping my feet and will do what ever it take to keep them
Best wishes

MelindaLisby 2010-11-24 14:25:34 -0600 Report

Hi, I was diagnosed almost a month ago i have been doing well with my numbers but it does get hard and can be frustrating at times. Diabetes runs in my family as well. I lost one Aunt to diabetes almost ten years ago. I promised myself i would take care of myself and learn as much as i can about it and how to care for myself. The one thing i have discovered is its not always what you eat it really depends on when and how much. Also some foods can affect one diabetic differently than others. There are a lot of foods i can eat that my mother can not. Welcome and have a wonderful thanksgiving.

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