its funny

By taz324 Latest Reply 2010-11-30 10:43:03 -0600
Started 2010-11-29 17:01:58 -0600

i have been recently rememering when i was growing up that i had 3 grandparets that had diabetes and each of them did somthing different. my grandmother on my dads side ate what ever she wanted and didn't ever count the carbs. my grandfater on my dads side just had to make sure that he ate at certain time and it had to be done right on time. and my grand father on my moms side he took insulin and had to count carbs but wasn't as good at it and always carried around life savers candy. and now my turn i am on insulin and i count my carbs and i make sure that i do everything in my power to keep my numbers in check i call my doctor every week to make wure that i am on the right path and see if there are any changes to be made. i have been in the hospitol 4 times in the last 4 years for differant things and have learned alot about what diabetes is and what all you can do to help yourself. its too bad that they didn't do this when my grandparents where diagnosed there are times when i think that if they had they might still be here today. just thought i would share have a great day.

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realsis77 2010-11-30 10:43:03 -0600 Report

Hi my grandparents had diabetes and one supposely died from "diebetes" before I was born. I agree with you. If only they knew then what we know now who knows??? We are blessed to be able to care for our selfs now in a way that our realitives could not.

Elrond 2010-11-29 21:58:49 -0600 Report

Just a wild guess, taz, but is your name shari and do you live in Pa? If so, fly west. If she's who I think she is, everybody, she's an old friend.

RAYT721 2010-11-29 18:30:42 -0600 Report

Everyone chooses treatment options that work with their lifestyles and learns from the successes and failures on what to do or not do. What works for one person won't work for another so as long as the diabetes is controlled it doesn't matter what you count or don't count as long as you count on control… portion control, weight control, carb control … and self control. It's great to have you with us. I so hope to hear more from and about you. The little family is growing day by day with more members to connect with and count on in good times and bad. Thanks for joining us… and Happy Holidays!!!

GabbyPA 2010-11-29 18:01:03 -0600 Report

This just shows you how much we have progressed in treatment options. How everyone is different and can live totally differently with treatments like that. You are fortunate, that you can work with all of those treatments and see what works for you best.

CaliKo 2010-11-29 17:16:32 -0600 Report

You didn't mention if you carry around lifesavers candy. Just kidding. Maybe it was emergency glucose?
You are right, we are lucky that the medical profession knows so much more today than it did a generation ago, and we have access to much more information via the internet than they did. Good control does improve our quality of life, and gives us more years.
Have a great day yourself.

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